“Red wine – The best wine for any kind of heavy meal”
When you are showing up to a girl’s house for a dinner date, it is a good idea to bring a bottle of wine with you. After all, she is doing all the hard work of making the food, the least you could do is pony up the cash to buy something nice to drink with it. Even if you are not a wine guy, it is possible for you to buy a good wine for dinner. There are just a few things to keep in mind when you are perusing the aisles at the liquor store: what is for dinner, the temperature outside and where you will be eating dinner. All of this will help you to choose the right wine and will allow you to look like a real gentleman for bringing something to the table.
What Is For Dinner?
“You can pair white wine with fish”
The kind of food you are going to have is a very important in terms of what kind of wine you buy. Red wine is good for any sort of meal. If she is making anything with red meat, you should buy red wine. If she is making fish or poultry, you should buy a white wine. Pork is something which can go well with a white or a red wine. However, if you are going to buy a red wine with pork, opt to purchase a lighter red wine like a pinot noir or a merlot. This way the wine will not overpower the pork.
Consider what the weather is like outside as well. Even if you brought a red wine when she is serving fish, you can enjoy the wine after the meal if it is cold outside. White wines are meant to be served chilled. As such, these are better for the warmer months when you are looking to cool off by what you are drinking. Red wines are perfect for sitting by the fire and enjoying each other’s company. Just make sure you do not put the wine too close to the fire or it will damage the flavor of the wine and make it unpleasant to drink when it is hot.
Where You Are Eating Dinner
Another strong consideration is where you are going to eat. If you are planning to have the dinner date inside of her home, the only rules you need to consider are the two above. If you are eating outside, you might need to consider how long it will be until you get to your destination, whether you can maintain a white wine at the correct temperature and whether a red wine will be too warm even for having with a red meat dish. Drinking wine outside tends to lean more towards the white wines, so even if you do choose a red for al fresco dining, make sure it is a lighter one. This will help you to choose the kind of wine you can truly enjoy and will impress her you are not just a beer guy.