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Wine and Food Pairing Guide

The Wine Maestro - Food and Wine Matching - Click to view more about The Wine Maestro Carefully selecting a complementary wine to partner a particular dish can bring out the best of both; transforming a good meal or pleasant tipple into a fabulous feast of flavours. Get this partnership wrong and you could end up with a sour taste in your mouth.

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Italian Prosecco or Red Rioja

Recipe:  Mildly Spiced Celeriac Chips
Italian Prosecco or Red Rioja These delicious celeriac chips (aka crisps) would be fine with an aperitif such as Prosecco, from north east Italy. A sparkling wine that is softly dry it would match the spiciness of this recipe. If you eat the chips as a vegetable accompaniment to, say, pheasant try a Rioja red.
Prosecco is a wonderful aperitif and a fine match for finger foods, especially where seafood is concerned, think tempura prawns, sushi or oysters, also, a good match with light meats, such as chicken, pheasant or veal in creamy sauces.