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Gourmet Pairings: How to Match Wine, Food and Water

What about water, wine and food pairings? These ones are the basic features of every dinner. It comes to no surprise to anyone that food and wine are “paired” together, yet the notion that water must also harmonize with both of these may puzzle someone. There are many reasons why perfect harmony is needed among these three features. The fundamental rule in pursuing, achieving and optimizing pleasure in dining is that neither the aroma nor the flavor of one of these three items should prevail over the others. By following this principle, we can say that for foods and wines that are not very intense or persistent in their sensations, the accompanying water must be still, with low fixed residue and a low quantity of salts, and therefore must be balanced, refreshing, soft and smooth with light, subtle aromas. On the other hand, the water that is best matched with foods and wines that are structured, complex and have full, persistent flavors and aromas should be slightly acidic, sapid, pleasingly refreshing and have medium-sized bubbles. Discover with us the best water, wine and food pairings and learn how to match their features.

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