Our relationships can bring so much joy and happiness if we celebrate every moment to the fullest. As we find new ways to cozy up this winter, now is the perfect time to create new memories as a couple that will last a lifetime.
For some, traveling is the best couples activity, but when it comes to winter, what can be better than planning a date night with your favorite pasta and wine? Sometimes, though, it is easier said than done. Let’s enhance your pasta and wine pairing knowledge so you can take date night to the next level.
How Do You Know What To Eat And Drink?
Plenty of pasta sauces are heavy or more acidic than the others, which affects which beverages will complement them well. If you simply don’t have time to research the science behind complementary food and beverage pairings, we’ll make it easy for you.
The rule of thumb for this principle is to pair each food with a more suitable property. For instance, when it comes to acidity, flavor, and thickness, you can pair up with similar acidic levels, thickness, and taste in wine.
Tomato-based dishes tastes best with wines of similar acidic levels. It enhances the flavor by creating a perfect balance between the two.
Right Blend Of Flavors
Pairing the right pasta and wine is like a jigsaw puzzle. You need to find the right note to devise the perfect combo of each other. It is easy to go to the internet and look for good combinations without putting your creativity at stake. First, let’s understand that some combinations blend perfectly well together.
We all love the extra punch of Alfredo pasta’s creamy buttery taste. However, we do not want to compromise the taste of wine for the sake of thick alfredo pasta. So, be wise and opt for white Burgundy, Pinot Blanc, or Soave Classico wine.
The higher acidic level will cut the extra fats while giving you the right balance between the two.
Again, there is no rule book which you need to follow. Try different combinations, experiment, and find perfect combos that sit well with your taste buds.
Let’s add a little bit of aesthetic charm to things. Pesto sauce is a green, nutty herbal sauce with bold flavors. Here is a quick guide. When planning to have something green that is herbal-based pasta sauce, it is better to combine herbaceous Sauvignon Blanc or a minerally Vermentino.
It will match perfectly, completing the herbal notes of the above-mentioned white wines with the herbal flavors of pesto pasta.
Meat Sauce Pasta
For all those meat lovers, we have got you covered as well. What could be better to start off with than a red wine like a Chianti Classico? Plates of pasta with meaty sauce like Bolognese or meaty lasagnas best complement the rich tannins of classic red wine.
The reason for that is apparent. The beef’s fat will balance the tannins and acid, making it bliss for your palate.
If you are not a connoisseur and wish to avoid ruining this season, this comprehensive guide will be your savior for this winter season.
If homemade pasta and your local supermarket’s bottle of wine just isn’t cutting it for you, come to Strega and try our delicious pasta dishes, like our Cavatelli alla Vodka or the savory Paccheri di Fungi with seasonal mushrooms.