Which Wine with Pasta Dishes?
There is an awful load of guff that gets talked about when discussing which
wine goes with which dish. Nonetheless, when it comes to italian food, if
you want to follow the rules you will rarely encounter any problems with the
flavour of the food and the wines clashing.
Simple rule number one for Wine with Pasta Dishes:
Tomato Sauce dishes go well with Chianti. This is the traditional italian
rule (broken everywhere you go in Italy), but it is true that a good chianti
will always work together with a rich tomato sauce. Try it for yourself and
Simple rule number two for Wine with Pasta Dishes:
If you are having a seafood pasta dish, try white wines such as Chardonnay,
Sauvignon or dry Champagne.
Simple rule number three for Wine with Pasta Dishes:
The sangiovese (Chianti) grape works well with rich dishes with strong earthy
flavours. A mushroom sauce is well balanced by a high quality sangiovese.
Simple rule number four for Wine with Pasta Dishes:
Try the terrific Viognier wines with rich pasta dishes like a carbonara or
an alfredo. There is truly nothing finer than a good portion of gnocchi alla
Gorgonzola, covered in parmesan, paired with a great big glass of Voigner.