Any of you have any info on choosing a wine? I mean what the hell is the difference between a Chardonnay or a Sauvignon or a Merlot and a Zinfandel:
I searched the net and found a good food pairing... which I sort of knew (red wine with meat, white with fish etc...)
But what is the difference in taste, body, flavor etc...Sauvignon Blanc – white or light fish, mild cheese, fruit
Chardonnay – grilled chicken, salmon, shellfish, and grilled fish, anything with a cream sauce.
Pinot Noir – light meats, chicken, grilled anything, salmon.
Merlot – pasta, red meat, duck, smoked or grilled foods
Zinfandel – tomato pasta dishes, pizza, pesto, red meats, chicken with heavy sauces
Cabernet Sauvignon – red meats, especially a juicy barbequed steak, grilled and smoked foods.
Syrah – red meats, spicy pizzas, herbed sauces on red meat, turkey
How can you tell a sweet wine from a tart or sour wine? I personally like a sweeter wine but when I go to the liquor store to purchase a wine, I am totally awe struck.