Pairing wine may make you think more carefully about what you drink, meaning you might also think more carefully about how to eat!
Think about it, when you’re just eating and drinking a simple beverage, you don’t think too much about how the pairing might work. When you put wine into the equation, the dynamic tends to change. Whether you spend significant time thinking about the pairing or just a few more moments, that’s more attention you’re paying to your meal, which yields a better understanding of just what is going to go into your belly.
This is beneficial on two fronts. The first creates a result of hopefully using better, healthier ingredients while you cook. The second takes more effort on your part. It requires you to think more closely about what you put in your body, and not only the quality but the quantity of any given item you might be consuming as well.
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