[Snooth is pleased to welcome its newest contributor, Gute Essen about the meals he cooks for himself and his friends. ]

Lets be honest — the world of the oenophile is a frightening one to an outsider. When it comes to that holy grail of consumption, the wine/food pairing, this seems to especially ring true. High-end restaurants make a killing with tasting menus accompanied by a specifically paired wine list (for only $90 extra!), but this isn't necessarily beyond the reach of hoi polli.