RED VS WHITE: CHOOSE YOUR SIDEWine Russian House

In the battle of wines, there’s no certain winner. The choice of a bottle is a matter of taste, occasion, season, and of course, the dishes served. When it comes to choosing the kind of wine for dinner, it’s important to pair it well with food to make both the drink and the meal acquire brighter taste.

Read and white wines are quite different if we look at them from several aspects. Each has its characteristics and features that should be considered before placing the bottle on the table and opening it. Let’s discover some of the secrets together!

RED WINES

Traditionally, red wines are great for romantic dinners and get-together with the family. However, don’t boldly choose the bottle of red wines, basing on this factor. The primary factor to consider is the food to be served.

Red wine, like dry red Cabernet Franc from Myskhako winery, which is one of the favorites of the customers of Wine Russian House, go very well with:

• Meat dishes and juicy steaks
• Game, ribs, roasted lamb
• Burger (yes, it can be paired with wine)
• Eggplant dishes
• Hard cheeses

When opening a bottle of red wine, don’t forget to give it some time to breathe. After spending several years in a bottle under the pressure, the drink should get contact with oxygen. Red wine should not be drunk cold. The optimal serving temperature is between 60-65 degrees Fahrenheit (16-18 degrees Celsius).

WHITE WINES

White wines has a lighter, more fruity and fresh taste. It’s a great addition for your summer meal or light dishes. The choice of food to pair with the white wine, like 100% Chardonnay from SORT winery, which you get from our online shop, should be different. Heavy meat dishes won’t go well with honey, peach, and vanilla aromas.

What to serve with white wine?

• Fish and seafood
• Dishes with creamy sauce
• Poultry
• Pasta
• Salads
• Vegetable dishes
• Mushrooms

Unlike red wine, a bottle of white wine should be served chilled. An ideal solution is to store a bottle in the fridge and take it out 20 minutes before serving. Light-bodied wines like Chardonnay show the best of their taste at the temperature between 46-50 degrees Fahrenheit (8-10 degrees Celsius).
And remember one golden rules: you set the rules in your house. So, after a light meal with a bottle of white wine, it’s totally okay to serve a bottle of red to pair hard cheeses. After all, life is all about savoring the moments!