However much time you have, and whatever your budget, place or occasion, the number of wine and food pairing options available is infinite.
With a good sense of both wine and food it is easy to find the perfect harmony. However, don’t forget the following principles as well:
Match a simple wine with a simple dish and complex wines with more complex foods.
Make sure that you start with lightest wine, and always serve a white before red, a dry wine before a sweet one, and a young wine before and old one.
Consider the texture of both the wine and the dish and make sure that the wine matches the way the dish has been cooked as well as any sauce that is served with it.
Pay careful consideration to the aromas and tastes of both the wine and the dish.
A perfect harmony is not always found in good products.
The most important thing is to be innovative and to try, test, experiment and discuss.