How to pair wine with vegetables
02 May 2012 by Tulbagh Winery
Pairing wines with vegetable-focused dishes - including vegan and
vegetarian foods - is easy, but it's also a way to flex your creative
Honestly, choosing wines for these dishes can result in some of the most exquisite pairings if we understand a few basic principles:
1. Powerful flavors in food and richness call for powerful wines.
2. Lighter food flavors require lighter wines.
3. Spicy, salty, or smoky flavors in food welcome lighter, fruity reds, and off-dry to semi-sweet whites.
4. You can pair food with wine by creating complementary pairings, where the food tastes like the wine (pasta with fresh herbs, olive oil, and olives paired with fresh, herbaceous Sauvignon Blanc). Or you can go the other direction with contrasting pairings, the food and the wine have opposite flavors and textures (an earthy mushroom risotto, for instance with a fruit-driven Pinot Noir).
One of the keys to enjoying a great wine and food match is to consider the cooking method you apply to a dish.
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