Summer Wine & Appetizers Pairings
Life is too short to have bad snacks. Enhance your snacking and appetizer dishes like a pro. Crack open a bottle of wine and sit back with these delicious wine and appetizers pairings that will cool you down this summer.
Riesling pairs well with many foods due to its high acidity and hint of sweetness. With characteristics like these, it’s important to pair with fatty and salty foods to balance the flavors. Riesling tastes great with spicy egg rolls and buffalo wings because the subtle sweetness in the wine calms the spiciness while enhancing both flavors.
Pinot Grigio is the perfect fruity summer wine that makes a great match with salty snacks and lighter appetizers, like soft pretzels and chicken salad finger sandwiches. Antipasti with turkey and mozzarella pair well with pinot grigio because they do not over power the wine.
Pinot Noir is a dry red wine with a multitude of flavors mixing together, such as strawberries, cherries, vanilla and mushrooms. We recommend serving stuffed mushroom and pinot noir together because the matching strong flavors bring out the best in each other.
Sauvignon Blanc’s high acidity highlights the flavors in the food and makes it taste more vibrant. The fresh and crisp profile of this wine pairs perfectly with light seafood, like oysters and scallops. This wine also pairs well with artichoke dip and cheese balls because of their fatty nature.
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