If you're a wine lover looking to try something new, pairing nut butter with wine may be just the thing for you. Not only is this combination delicious and satisfying, but it's also easy to do and can add a unique twist to your next wine tasting. Here are some tips on how to pair nut butter with wine like a pro.
1. Choose the right nut butter to pair
Not all nut butters are created equal, and different types can have different flavor profiles that can affect the overall taste of the pairing. For a light, crisp wine, try pairing it with a smooth, creamy nut butter, like . For a bold, full-bodied red, go for a rich, nutty peanut butter. Experiment with different types of nut butter to find the one that works best with your wine.
2. Consider the wine you're pairing with the nut butter
Like nut butter, different wines have different flavors and characteristics that can affect the overall taste of the pairing. For a light, fruity white wine, try pairing it with a sweet nut butter, like Maple Creemee. For a full-bodied red, go for a savory, salty nut butter that can stand up to the wine's bold flavors, like The High Bar. Be sure to choose a wine that complements the flavors of the nut butter, rather than overwhelming them.
3. Pair the selected nut butter and wine
Once you've chosen the right nut butter and wine, it's time to actually pair them together. There are a few different ways you can do this, depending on your personal preferences and the type of nut butter and wine you're working with. One option is to simply spread some nut butter on a piece of toast or cracker and enjoy it alongside your wine. This allows the flavors of the nut butter and wine to mingle and complement each other in each bite.
Another option is to make a nut butter and wine pairing plate. Start by spreading a variety of different nut butters on a platter. Then, pour a selection of wines into glasses and arrange them alongside the nut butters. This allows you to try different combinations and see which ones you like best.
4. Have fun
Don't be afraid to experiment and have fun with your nut butter and wine pairing. There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to pairing these two delicious foods, so feel free to try different combinations and see what works for you. With a little practice and experimentation, you'll be pairing nut butter with wine like a pro in no time.
For some help on where to start, find our nut butter & wine pairing chart here.
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