Winter is here! That means long nights sitting around with your closest friends in the comfort of your warm, cosy house… how to better enjoy this than with a glass of wine and good food? We think the following five snacks would fit moments like these very well.
A classic combination. Combining the two make the taste of both fuller. Although cheese and wine experts recommend pairing certain wines and types of cheese (think of Pinot Noir and brie or, possibly even better, prosecco and parmesan!) it is up to you which textures and flavours you like best. Whether it’s Swiss Gruyere, French Comte, Spanish Manchego or Dutch Old Amsterdam, watching the sunset will become even better.
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Yes, it is true! Dark chocolate offers health benefits (when eaten in not too large portions). It should be mentioned that when it comes to the health benefits the more bitter the better. The reason for this is that the compound of dark chocolate that helps to lower blood pressure and cholesterol also give the chocolate its bitter taste. And this is where, especially red, wine helps out. When you take little bites of dark chocolate, the bitterness is counterbalanced by the tannins in the red wine giving it a full and fruity flavour.
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The creamy and full taste of hummus goes well with wine. Whereas plain, classic hummus can best be combined with red wine, differently flavoured hummus is delicious with a dry or sweet white wine (garlic or avocado hummus). Full of proteins, hummus is also a healthy snack. Eat it with raw vegetables or fresh (Turkish) bread. Santé!
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Almonds, cashew nuts, pistachios, walnuts… Full of fibre, essential nutrients and a perfect snack with wine. Not roasted and without salt please. Eat cashews and pistachios with a fresh sweet wine, walnuts are better with red wine. And try champagne with almonds. You will be surprised!
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There is a reason that olive trees often grow near vineyards. Olives and grapes like each other. But be careful, this doesn’t automatically mean that all wines pair well with all types of olives. Go for a crisp white wine when eating green ripe olives and try a light red wine with black olives.
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