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The lunch meal is typically smaller and lighter than the dinner meal, so consider that when deciding on a wine to go with your lunch. White wines are typically lighter than reds and work well with most lunch options. When pairing your lunch meal with wine, keep in mind the acidity of what you are making. Here are some recipe ideas to try!
Putting together a delicious wine dinner can be a lot of work (not to mention expensive, especially if you have a lot of people coming to dinner). But the delight of a big meal at home, paired with wines like in a fine restaurant, is something that people don't get to experience very often.
There is a respected school of thought that believes a good sweet wine—what the Australians call a sticky—is dessert, and anything more is too much of a good thing. To get the best flavors from a great dessert wine, whether a Sauternes, Madeira, old sherry or port, it is best to taste it on its own or perhaps with a simple cheese course. However, if you want to drink wine with dessert, the general rule is to choose a wine that is slightly sweeter than the dessert. Fruity desserts need a sweet wine with acidity. Some chocolate desserts can go well with port.