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 has a high alcohol content:
* Make sure that the dish being served is ample in personality and weight, or it will be overwhelmed.
* Don’t serve very spicy-hot food!
* Remember that food will make the wine appear even hotter.
* Avoid excessive salt, which will exaggerate your perception of the wine’s heat/alcohol.