Pairing wine with food is nice, but do not think you must! You do not.
It is perfectly acceptable to drink whatever wine you like with whatever food you like. If you are so inclined to pair a wine with a food I suggest you choose a wine you like first and then choose a food to pair with it second. Iit’s easy to find a food you like but finding a wine you particularly enjoy may take some experimentation. Experimentation is a great way to find new wines to enjoy but may be a bit pricey. A good way to try new wines without the expense is to attend free tastings such as the ones every Friday evening from 4-7 at Tri-Liquor in Piney Flats. They usually taste two different liquors and a wine and are open to suggestions on what to taste.
Many Studies have shown drinking wine in moderation actually has numerous health benefits including but not limited to: Improving short-term memory, Improving heart, brain, and bone function, reducing depression, reducing the risk of liver disease, promoting healthy eyes, reducing the risk of many different cancers including breast, colon and prostate, reducing the risk of catching a cold and even lowering cholesterol. If you are not a wine drinker but would like to take advantages of these health benefits you should talk to people who know about wine like the knowledgeable staff at Tri-Liquor in Piney Flats. They can recommend a wine to get you started and help you along your path to wine enjoyment. Contrary to what you might think you will most likely find better prices and absolutely a MUCH better selection of wines at your local liquor store rather than at the grocery store. Another reason for consulting with a knowledgeable clerk such as at Tri-Liquor in Piney Flats is that price is not always an indicator of quality or taste. They have many lower priced wines that stand up to the more expensive versions also they can quickly and easily make special orders for you. That will not happen at a grocery or convenience store. Take advantage of their Free Friday evening tastings to broaden your wine and spirits knowledge.
Chris Joker – Tri-Liquor – Bristol Hwy – Piney Flats