Many people enjoy treating themselves to a glass of wine. While some prefer a glass of wine in the comfort of their own home, some find it particularly pleasurable while dining out in a chic café. Wine drinkers are aware that wines come in a variety of flavours, from fruity, earthy, and smooth to powerful and light, whether they choose red or white wine. But even they can find it hard when it comes to plan what to pair with wine? Just how fried chicken goes well with beer, even wine goes well with certain foods. Here are some simple dishes you can pair with both red and white wine for a relaxing wine and dine.
Here Are 6 Dishes You Can Pair With Red And White Wine:
1. Fish and Chips
Smooth dry white wines like unoaked Chardonnay or Chenin Blanc go especially well with deep fried fish and potato chips. This dish is rich in carbohydrates, fats and protein. So, pairing with white wine will balance both the flavours well. Next time, try out this perfect combo and relish the exotic flavours.
2. Caesar Salad
The fresh and crispy caesar salad is made with fresh lettuce, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and cheese, which is then topped pieces of crunchy bread also known as crouton. Although, higher-acid red wines go well with herbs and spices, you can pair this salad either white wine and red wine. Click here for recipe.
3. Chicken Schnitzel
Golden and crispy chicken schnitzel is made with chicken breasts which are coated in a batter and deep fried with bread crumbs. This finger-licking dish will tantalise your taste buds with a glass of dry white wine. In fact, many people also use white wine to make a creamy sauce for schnitzel.
4. Margarita Pizza
Pizza loaded with cheese and wine sound like a perfect pair. Cheese-topped pizza pairs well with acidic red wines because the acid balances the buttery cheese. So next time you have a bottle of red wine at home, you know what to order with it.
5. Aglio-e-olio Pasta
Aglio-e-olio is a simple yet tasty Italian dish. The long and soft spaghetti pasta is cooked with fresh garlic, olive oil, and parmesan cheese to make this savoury pasta. The ideal wine to serve with pasta aglio-e-olio is a light-bodied red wine with berry flavours. The mild pasta flavours go well with the acidic red wine. Click here for recipe.
6. Mezze Platter
Nothing can beat the freshness and richness of a mezze platter. Hummus and pita bread are the highlight of a mezze platter. Hummus is a dip made with chickpea and tahini whereas pita bread is a side bread eaten with the dip. This dish is light in flavours and will go well with red wine. The subtle taste of hummus and pita will not over power the taste of wine. Click here for recipe.
Hope you liked our combination of wine and foods. Try this and do share your experience in the comment section