Short introduction: for last two years I worked on wine and food pairing algorithm, science based and automated. I was inspired by Francois Chartier book ‘Taste Buds and Molecules’. Started with tests on friends and family. Next read a lot of scientific publications on wine and food aromas. Last, worked with a laboratory to analyse wines on GC/MS equipment and compiled food ingredients / aroma compounds database.
As a result, after some more work on algorithm and data transformation, Delpair was born. In this topic, I would like to use my insight into Delipair’s results to help with wine pairing to your recipes. And hear your opinions after you try wine with the recipe.
Please post recipes, which need wine pairing, in this topic (as list of ingredients and cooking method, or as link to a web-page with recipe). For each recipe I will compile TOP10 wines, according to Delipair's algorithm, and publish the wine pairing curve, plus comments if needed. Sample recipe below.
For more information on Delipair method you may watch this short explanatory clip: https://youtu.be/7kmT45fDWTA
Spaghetti with Meat Sauce from http://www.yummly.com/recipe/Spaghetti-with-Meat-Sauce-1196277
Wine pairing curve:
Explanation: best pairing - oaked Pinot Noir from California has 100%, worst pairing - blended French Sauvignon Blanc from Bordeaux has 9%. With this type of curve every wine above 90% is a good pairing, above 70% is a decent pairing, tried to show that with colours. Last wine from TOP10 - partially oaked Chardonnay from California scores above 80%.
Waiting for your recipes and questions,