The fine folks at VinePair have helped us pair wine with takeout, chill our wine properly and figure out snobby wine terms. Now they’re back to help us pair our wine with the quintessential wine food: cheese.
Wine and cheese go together naturally, but a good wine and cheese night isn’t as simple as popping opening a Cask and chowing down on some Kraft singles. If you really want to class it up — and heaven forbid, enjoy what you’re eating — you need a wine and cheese pairing that doesn’t go together like toothpaste and orange juice. That’s where Vinepair’s Wine and Cheese Pairing webapp comes in.
Just click the type of cheese you’re eating — or rather, want to eat — and whether or not you’re in the mood for red or white wine, and the app will give you a varietal, along with a brief rationale why you’d like it. For example, I picked an aged gouda and a red wine, and the app suggested a nice Cabernet Sauvignon, citing the full body of the wine and strong tannins’ capability to stand up to a gouda’s nutty and salty flavour. I tried again with the classic pairing — a soft Brie and a white wine, and the app surprisingly suggested a Grüner Veltliner, citing the strong citrus-y flavour of the wine as a great match for Brie’s creamy, smooth texture. Solid suggestions all around. Hit the link below to give it a try for yourself.
The Wine and Cheese Pairing App [VinePair]