Bringing Balance

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Beverages, Food, and You

Events

It's Hot in Here July Tasting at Dovini

Escape the Texas heat with us on July 2nd at 7pm at Dovini Italian Grill in Bridgeport, TX, for 'It's Hot in Here,' a refreshing wine tasting designed to cool you down and lift your spirits. I have handpicked five exceptional wines that are perfect for beating the summer sizzle....

$26.00

Dovini Wine Dinner June 25

Deposit for June 25th Wine Dinner at Dovini.

$25.00

What is "Pairing"

Wine and food matching is the process of pairing food dishes with wine to enhance the dining experience. In many cultures, wine has had a long history of being a staple at the dinner table, and in some ways, both the winemaking and culinary traditions of a region will have evolved together over the years. Rather than following a set of rules, local cuisines were paired simply with local wines. The modern “art” of food pairings is a relatively recent phenomenon, fostering an industry of books and media with guidelines for pairings of particular foods and wine. In the restaurant industry, sommeliers are often present to make food pairing recommendations for the guest. The main concept behind pairings is that certain elements (such as texture and flavor) in both food and wine interact with each other, and thus finding the right combination of these elements will make the entire dining experience more enjoyable. However, taste and enjoyment are very subjective and what may be a “textbook perfect” pairing for one taster could be less enjoyable to another.

Does "Pairing"Work

Giving customers options to pair your menu items with your wine list, beers, or specialty drinks give your customer a better overall experience in your restaurant. Better overall experience brings higher customer satisfaction, better reviews, higher customer spending, and bigger tips for the staff.