Don’t drink high octane wines with sweet, spicy or creamy foods.
As alcohol in wine increases, its ability to pair well with creamy, salty or spicy foods decreases. Creamy foods make the wine taste hotter. Spicy foods will taste spicier. Salty foods will make the wine taste bitter.
Paying attention to the alcohol content in the wines you drink will help. Take a look at the labels, be familiar with the alcohol levels in the wines you enjoy. If you move above the norm for your preference or comfort level of alcohol %, steer clear of salt, spice & creamy foods while you drink these wines!
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