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Geschmackliche Kompositionen - wie es Euch gefällt
Allowed is anything that pleases – the combination of meals and wines may easily be referred to this term. In former times the rule was: light-coloured meat, light-coloured wine, dark meat, and dark wine. Nowadays, the diversity and complexity of the wines have to be considered. This, on the one hand has to be accredited to the fashions, but particularly to the enhanced techniques, devices and chemical possibilities – one can indeed be spoilt for choice.
Antipasti
Antipasti

Gavi from Italy, Rosé from South Tirol, Petit Chablis from France, Riesling from Germany.
Salate
Salads

Without vinegar: Weißherbst from Germany, Côtés de Provence from France, Rosé from South Tirol.
Suppen
Soups

Simple red/white country wine from all countries, Lagrein Kretzer from Italy.
Meeresfrüchte
Seafood

High-quality Chardonnay from Burgundy or California, Rosé from Provence, Gewürztraminer from Alsace.
Sushi
Sushi

German Riesling, semi-dry to fruity sweet, serve very cool.
Gemüse
Vegetables

Riesling from Germany, Sauvignon blanc from France, Bianco di Custoza from Italy.

One however should not proceed completely without principle when choosing the wine. At first, some preconsiderations should be made: What occasion is it about? A garden party? In that case, it should be a light, fruity-fresh wine. A contemplative evening among wine connoisseurs? Then, it may be a more exceptional, more complex wine – for instance from overseas. Or is it about a festive meal for a special occasion? Then, a special wine may be passed.

Fisch
Fish

Air-dried or smoked: Beaujolais Primeur, Prosecco, fresh Rosé. Steamed fish: light, dry white wine – Riesling, green Veltliner from Wachau. Noble fish with bright sauces: Chardonnay from South Tirol or Sauvignon from California.
Geflügel
Poultry

Fruity red wine to barbecue sauce, to cream sauce – corpulent Californian Merlot or slim Merlot from Ticino, half-dry german Riesling from Rheingau, dry Gewürztraminer.
Wild
Venison

A dry red wine with ripe, sweet fruit adds a pleasant note to the severe taste of the wild duck or wild pigeon – Burgundy, duck ragout or deer meat – Cabernet wines.
Schwein
Pork

Grapy red wine, not too tannin-accentuated - Barbera, Palatinatian Dornfelder, Californian Zinfandel.
Lamm
Lamb

Strong red wine – Ribera del Duero Reserva, St. Julien, Pauillac. Herbal spice requires a spicy wine: Rioja, Cote de Roussillon.
Rind
Beef

Young, tannin-rich red wine – Haut Médoc, Chianti Classico Riserva. Grilled: Rioja, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley.

In the next step, one should think about the taste of the wine, its complexity und its flavours. This is also the case for the foods. The texture of the wine denotes its sensible traits:  velvety, soft, creamy, silky, tenuous, dry, rough. If the flavours of wine and foods are comparable, this almost ever leads to felicitous combinations. But it’s the same rule: opposites may attract. That is to say: Why not combining a smoky aroma with fish?Basically, the wine should hold out against the foods but without dominating them. It especially depends on the sauces. Heavy cream sauces go with wholehearted red or white wines. Gravy needs a strong, spicy wine – certainly white wine as well. 

Examples:
Pizza
Pizza

Young, fruity Chianti, Californian Zinfandel.
Tacco & Co
Tacco & Co

Italy: Barbera d‘Alba
Overseas: Tannat from Uruguay, Shiraz from Australia, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva from Chile
Tapas
Tapas

Beaujolais Primeur, Prosecco, fresh Rosé.
Gegrilltes
Grilled Food

Young, tannin-rich red wine – Haut Médoc, Chianti Classico Riserva. Grilled: Rioja, Cabernet Sauvignon, California.
Reisgerichte
Rice Dishes

Riesling from Germany, Gavi from Italy, Soave from Italy, gr. Veltiner from Austria.
Pasta & Co
Pasta & Co

Young, fruity Chianti, Californian Zinfandel.
Fingerfood
Fingerfood

Italy: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot from Friaul Overseas: Malbecf from Argentina, Merlot from California
Käse
Cheese

Noble sweet wines – German berries selections and dry berries selections, Hungarian Tokajer, Portwine.
Desserts
Desserts

Half dry sparkling wine from Germany, selection – Dry berries selection from Germany, Asti, Recioto from Italy.
 
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