Wine pairing and dating go hand-in-hand. It can be considered an art that takes time to understand and master, similar to how many dating experiences lead to relationships. The perfect bottle of wine, combined with a scrumptious meal, can set the stage for a memorable occasion.

How to Pair Wines & Meals

When it comes to dating, wine and food are essential components. Not only adding to an occasion, wine itself is so special, that wine-pairing can also be an event on its own and a perfection destination for any stage of dating. Champagne, paired with cheese, enhances any celebration and is perfect for casual dating. White wines such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, or Pinot Grigio, from Ehlers Estate are perfect for a first date or casual meal, appetizers, or tapas. A Larkmead Winery cold Zinfandel also adds the perfect touch to a summer afternoon picnic. When a relationship progresses, romantic meals are a must; nothing says romance better than a sultry Cade Winery red wine. Whether it’s a smoky Twomey Cellars Merlot, a sophisticated Cabernet, a robust Shiraz, or even a simple red table wine, these all can enhance the ambiance of a special night.

Pairing Wine with Dessert

For most people, the favorite part of any meal is dessert. Combining Raymond Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 with a dark chocolate truffle sparks synergy on the tongue. The tastes fuse together so harmoniously, that you might think of the sommelier as a cupid of flavor.  Nevertheless, you’ll begin to realize the wine chosen from your evening’s affair says something about you, your intentions, and foremost make a strong overall statement. Wine is revered in the dating world for its powerful ability to enhance uncomfortable situations, as everything is better with wine.

Wine Pairing and Dating

One thing to remember: In both dating and wine pairing, opposites attract so pair simple wines with complicated meals or complicated wines with simple meals; they will tend to complement each other better. Just remember, sometimes after you uncork that new relationship, let things breathe for a while before you decide how they sit on your palette.

About Doris Hobbs: A San Francisco based Luxury Spokesmodel, Image Consultant, Contributing Editor, Key-Note Speaker, and Diabetes Advocate, Doris Hobbs is a creative visionary, accomplished entrepreneur, and fashion doyenne who has forged an unprecedented path in building her brand. Named by Diablo Magazine as “Best of the East Bay” as well as featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, InStyle Magazine, and CBS television. Doris has become a prominent public figure for her sought-after approach to refashioning diabetes in luxury and glamour.


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