Wednesday, February 13, 2019

White wine and cheese? Who'd have thought?

Showing a sense of adventure is your best approach when trying to match wine and cheese, wine writer Winsor Dobbin says.

The vast majority of wine lovers automatically choose a bottle of red to accompany the cheese course. 

This is seen as an unwritten rule – but rules are made to be broken and many white wines can do the job just as well as reds, particularly the leaner, more modern styles of chardonnay. 

Mitchell Taylor, owner of Taylors Wines in the Clare Valley, says he believes a dry Riesling is the best companion for a cheese platter.