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.
When the wine is sweet:
* If you’re serving the wine with dessert, choose a dessert that’s less sweet than the wine, or else the wine will taste sour.
* If the wine is not too sweet (closer to off-dry), try serving it with foods that are slightly sweet to complement it, or dishes that are mildly hot or spicy as a foil.
* Try playing the wine against dishes that are a little salty; you may find some fun combinations, especially with chesses and many Asian and Nuevo Latino, North African, Floridian/Caribbean or Hawaiian-influenced “tropical” preparations.