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Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2020 Wine and Food

Norm's Tasting Notes: 2020 Wine and Food

The Holiday season is fast approaching, and this year will be a little different from days gone by. Due to prevailing conditions, more meals will be prepared and enjoyed at home, than in quite a while. So, here is a head start in wine and food pairings:

Grilled Steak or Beef Tenderloin – Cabernet Sauvignon

Lamb Chops or Pork Loin Chops – Merlot

Barbecued Ribs or Spaghetti – Zinfandel

Prime Rib or Roast Duck – Pinot Noir

Lobster, King Crab, Half Shell Oysters – Chardonnay or Viognier

Oysters Rockefeller or Broiled Fish – Sauvignon Blanc

Shrimp Alfredo or Clams Marinara – Pinot Grigio

Baked Fish, Poached Flounder – Riesling or Pinot Grigio

Cornish Game Hens – Chardonnay or Pinot Noir

Grilled or Baked Salmon – Chardonnay, or Pinot Noir

Roasted Turkey – Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

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How to pair wine with food in COENA’s Wine List on iPad

It has never been so easy to pair wine with food thanks to our administration interface. In the wine details sheet, first pane, enter the keywords you’d like to associate with the wine on the right:

Edit wine tasting notes and food pairing

If you have the multi-language module enabled, you can enter the food pairing in all three languages.

Once the food pairing has been entered in the text section, customers will see it when touching one of the wine in the list. It will appear just underneath the tasting note:

Wine tasting notes food pairing iPad italian restaurant LUIGIA

Also, if you have enabled the food pairing module, customers will be able to search wines that match the keyword entered in the food pairing section:

Wine and Food Pairing iPad Wine List Italian Restaurant

Why wine and food pairing should be simple

In some of the iPad Wine list menu on the market, the mapping of wines with food has been made so complicated that many restaurants don’t use it. Typically, some of the solutions out there ask you to create a dish in the database so that you can link the dish to the corresponding wine through a connection/link between two tables in the database. This creates a burden to maintain, and oblige the restaurants to keep their list always accurate. For example, if a dish is not served anymore, one has to remove the link in the wine table.

At COENA, we decided to make it simple and offer a food pairing process that is easy to maintain.

Check it by yourself: request a download from a demo version of our product.