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Sunday Read: An Overview of the ISA Wine Pairing Criteria

I love what this blogging community has brought to my life. One of my favorite fellow writers is Stefano Crosio, whom I first met through the fabulous Italian food blog Flora’s Table, his wife’s blog on Italian and American food (an awesome resource!). Stefano is in charge of photography and wine and food pairings on the blog. His suggestions are informed suggestions because he is a certified sommelier according to the Italian Sommelier Asssociation (ISA) rules. Stefano has now started his own blog Clicks & Corks on which he shares his stunning work in photography and his love for and knowledge of wine.

Last week, Stefano posted a fabulous article and I am happy to share it with you. I don’t know about you, but I sometimes struggle with figuring out what wines to pair with the food I prepare. I have developed some rules by trial and error, have consulted a few information sources and tried these, but it has all been a bit all over the place. I am not saying this is not fun or educational, but it was also hit and miss. Stefano has summarized and explained ISA’s general suggestions on how to pair certain types of flavors and textures with wines. It is not a “steak = Cabernet Sauvignon” or “asparagus = Silvaner” type of guide which I greatly appreciate. This guide helps me understand the qualities to look for in the food and the wines to make pairings work.

I will be using this guide in the future and see how it works out. I thought it is worth sharing! Have a great Sunday, and thank you, Stefano.

Corks & Clicks: An Overview of the ISA Wine Pairing Criteria 

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