A wide array of styles
Madeira combines fantastically with all kinds of dishes. This is due to the wide array of styles; from the fresh Sercial, an aperitif that pairs beautifully with salads and fish, to a full-bodied and sweet Malvasia, which makes an enticing combination with dark chocolate or blue cheese.
Gastronomy is the art of enjoying food and wine, also known as fine dining. It is based on a very strong principle: similar characteristics provide the best match. The more the character of the wine matches that of the dish, the better the combination will be. However, the question immediately arises what exactly ‘character’ is and how this can be determined. A quick and easy method to find similar characteristics is to analyse both the wine and the food.