Wine Education: Wine and Pasta Pairings
Putting pasta on the menu suggests plenty of potential combinations, and a world of possibilities for delicious food and wine pairings. Here are a few of the most popular dishes, and some ideas for how to select a wine to serve with each of them.
Would you believe the average American eats an estimated 20 pounds of pasta a year? After all, it's inexpensive and tasty, and you can serve it in so many ways. Even if you're watching your carbs, you can keep an eye on your portion sizes, choose whole grain products, and add in healthy ingredients like vegetables and fish. With a nice bottle of wine, you'll have a gracious and filling meal that can be as casual or formal as you like:
Wine with Pasta and Tomato Sauce: Chianti is not the only wine you can serve with spaghetti, but we'll never get tired of it. It's a dry red made from Sangiovese grapes, and it's high-acidity goes well with tomatoes and many other foods. If you still associate Chianti with images of straw wrapped bottles in dingy restaurants, take a look at our selection of Chianti and Chianti Classico.
Wine with Pasta and Cream Sauce: If you love anything carbonara, there are many wines to suit your tastes. How about Chardonnay or Soave?
Wine with Pasta and Seafood: Of course, pasta is sometimes a side attraction when the main ingredient is seafood. Think of your fish when you choose your wine, like Chenin Blanc with scallops or Chablis with mussels
Wine with Lasagna: When you have a dish like traditional lasagna heavy on the tomatoes and cheese, you may just want to break out the Chianti again. A Cabernet Sauvignon would also work nicely.
Contact us at Vino when you're planning on pasta for dinner. Whether you're shopping online or visiting our store in New York, you'll find a bottle you'll love for any meal or any budget.
- Vino Fine Wine Admin