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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.

The Wine Maestro simplifies the task of wine and food pairing for you, providing informative, straightforward, expert advice & tips, utilising his wealth of knowledge and experience. Enjoy!

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Alsace Riesling or Chilean Merlot

Recipe:  Brussel Tops with Oyster Sauce
Alsace Riesling or Chilean Merlot Brussels sprouts, “but not as you know them Captain” (who said that?). All the interesting ingredients call out for an interesting wine, such as a Riesling from Alsace. Off-dry with lovely floral, fruity notes that will complement all the gorgeous flavours in this dish. If your prefer a red Chilean Merlot would fit the bill.
Riesling matches beautifully with fish or seafood, especially the more fatty varieties, try with simple trout, salmon or tuna dishes, or a full flavoured bouillabaisse, also, a fine partner for sauerkraut, or as the basis for a delicious Coq au Riesl