Posts Tagged ‘wine pairing’

French book on flavor pairing of food and wine

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009


The Canadian sommerlier François Chartier (he has an extensive website featuring several blogs, including a section named Sommellerie moléculaire) is out with a new book on food and wine pairing. It’s not just another (superfluous) book on the subject. As the title Papilles et molécules (= Tastebuds and Molecules, unfortunately not available in English) suggests there is some science involved. It turns out in fact that he has applied the principles of flavor pairing to food and wine. With help from Richard Béliveau from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Martin Loignon from PerkinElmer he has analyzed wines and food and comes up with the following suggestions for lamb, as described in the article “Chemistry-set wine pairing”:

A molecular gastronomer drinks wine (part 1)

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

I’m working on a page about wine from the viewpoint of a chemist. So far I’ve included a short introduction to wine from a chemical perspective and also discussed interactions between wine and saliva (including an experiment for you to try at home). Feel free to discuss in the blog! For those interested, I’ve also compiled a list of books about wine and wine chemistry. There’s also some books about food and wine pairing (but if I were you, I’d just stick with the wine and the food that you like!). More to come soon!

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