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Do You Have to Have Food With Your Wine?

Is Food Always Necessary With Wine?

On more than one occasion, I've had friends comment that they can't enjoy a glass of wine without a bite to accompany it. The right food, they say, highlights a good wine's complexity. While that might be true, I often settle back with a solo glass before or after a meal. Do you believe wine should only be served with something else?

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ELLEHUDSON ELLEHUDSON 7 years
There is never a bad time for wine!
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
I prefer ice water with meals, but sometimes enjoy wine by itself or with little bites beforehand.
Food Food 7 years
I would say not always, although occasionally I feel like it's hard to enjoy a glass of really high alcohol wine, like a California Cabernet or Zinfandel, without some food to cut it.
partysugar partysugar 7 years
Betty: agreed!
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 7 years
There's no such thing as the wrong time for a glass of wine.
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