This may sound absurd to people whose idea of wine appreciation is swilling a little red in a bar while their friends are downing cocktails or beer. It will make no sense to those for whom a glass of wine is merely the reward for arriving home after a hard day’s work, as others may enjoy a Scotch on the rocks or a martini.
But wine in the classic sense is not a cocktail replacement. It is an integral part of a meal, served at the table, with food.
"Want to Pick Better Bottles? Repeat After Me: Wine Is Food" is from the March 07, 2017 Lifestyle section of The New York Times. It was written by Eric Asimov and narrated by Caroline Miller.