On enogastronomy

For some connoisseurs, there are ideal alliances between wines and particular dishes, but subtle connoisseurs have never fully agreed on optimal combinations.

There is only one golden rule regarding the choice of wine to pair with dish. The finer a dish is, the finer and more exquisite wine is. Full-bodied wine is selected for dishes with full flavour. However, we all have different perceptions of taste and flavour. If a person is sensitive to some specific qualities of taste, like acidity, sweetness or bitterness, his or her understanding of subtlety and fullness of taste will differ from the perception of others. It is best, therefore, to begin one's review of enogastronomy with generally accepted principles of combination of dishes and wine.