Who Says Red Wines Don't Pair Well With Cheese?
Chances are, you've heard lately that you should steer clear of red wines and instead opt for beer when pairing cheese and alcohol. While it may be true that red wines can be difficult to pair with cheese, that's not to say they shouldn't be paired at all, argues Max McCalman. We agree!
At last week’s Cheese & Wine 101 the reds beat the whites hands down. The Alsatian Riesling scored well (as Rieslings usually do) but the Vacqueyras in which Grenache was the driver succeeded nicely with each of the cheeses: goat, sheep and cow; soft to hard. The Primitivo scored a couple +2’s: with Le Moulis (vache) and with the aged Gouda. This wine was a bit much for the lovely little Rove des Garrigues but everything else paired well, which is no surprise.
Photo by Max McCalman