Wine & Food Pairing Tip: Legumes

I am a firm believer that everybody should eat and drink what tastes good to them.  That simple.  Every person has a different palate.  Every person finds different tastes pleasurable.  Find what makes your tastebuds sing and go with it! That being said, there are many wine and food pairing tips that work beautifully for the majority of the population.


* Lentils, beans and other legumes can pair beautifully with white wines.  If prepared with herbs, it can swing a dish toward white wine.

* If prepared with meat (bacon, ham, pancetta, sausage), can swing a dish toward red wine.

* Legumes can provide a clean backdrop for fuller-bodied white wines.  Waxy white beans are a good example.

* Legumes can enable fish to pair with red as well as white wines.  Try serving fish over a bed of green lentils with a red wine.