Wine and Food Matching

Is it science or art?

James Bogaty of Veramar Vineyard muses:

You are more likely to hear food and wine pairing suggestions rather than hard and fast rules. There’s considerable room for experimentation and expression of your own personality in pairing wine and food. If you want to talk “rules” of wine and food pairing, the standard is red wine with red meat, white wine with white meat. However, rules are meant to be broken. Wine is fun and drink what you like is always the best rule. Having said that, there are some general guidelines you may find helpful when selecting a wine to enhance your meal for that perfect marriage.