Red Wine Gift Baskets
Red wines are frequently classified by their body type. The body types of red wines range from light-bodied, medium-bodied, to full-bodied. Light-bodied red wines have a light mouth-feel more consistent with water while full-bodied red wines feel heavier in the mouth, more like milk. Red wine tastes different on its own than it does when paired with food because of the different aromas and flavors in both the wine and the food. The old rule with pairing food with wine used to be, pair red wine with red meat and white wine with white meat like fish or poultry. In actuality, pairing wine with food is a personal preference and there aren't any rules. Some suggestions light-bodied red wine food pairings are strong cheeses, pasta with red sauce, appetizers, poultry, pork, and full-flavored fish. Medium-bodied red wines pair well with strong cheeses, pasta with red sauce, pork, and beef. Heavy or full-bodied red wines pair best with strong cheeses, pasta with red sauce, beef, lamb, barbecued chicken, steaks, and chocolate.