Food and wine pairings are simple, right? White wine with fish, red wine with meat... Not so fast. Brandon Brocia, Owner of Bleu Handcrafted Foods, Mammoth Lakes' premier destination for top-shelf specialty foods, says, forget the rules and follow these simple guidelines for great pairings. Do your selections complement each other? Does your food and wine pairing have balance? And what does balance mean anyway?

There's another common pitfall Bleu Handcrafted Foods staff sees. Watch the video to find out if you are guilty of this specialty foods mistake. 

Need help? When it comes to food and wine pairings basics, Brandon and his staff will help you find your balance as you peruse their vast collection of wines, cheeses, craft beers, specialty meats, fresh baked breads and much more.