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FOOD & WINE PAIRING - SPRING EDITION

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As the seasons change and the weather warms, our culinary preferences often shift towards lighter, fresher flavors. Spring invites us to indulge in the vibrant dishes of Italian cuisine, bursting with the bounty of the season. But what wines should accompany these delightful springtime meals? Let’s explore some perfect pairings to elevate your dining experience.

 

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Pinot Grigio with "Antipasti": Start your Italian feast with a nice platter featuring an array of cured meats, cheeses, and marinated vegetables. A chilled glass of Pinot Grigio offers crisp acidity and citrus notes that complement the salty richness of prosciutto, the creaminess of fresh mozzarella, and the tang of marinated olives.

 

PRAWN LINGUINE

Vermentino with Seafood Pasta: Spring calls for lighter pasta dishes, and linguine with clams or prown spaghetti are classic Italian choices. Accompany these dishes with a glass of Vermentino. This aromatic white wine from coastal regions like Liguria and Sardinia boasts lively acidity and flavors of citrus and green apple, enhancing the briny sweetness of shrimp, clams, or mussels.

 

RISOTTO PRIMAVERA

Sauvignon Blanc with Risotto Primavera: a classic Italian favorite known for its creamy texture, is made even more delightful with the addition of crisp, fresh spring vegetables. For Risotto Primavera, rich in seasonal vegetables like peas, asparagus, and zucchini, it is advisable to opt for a white wine made from aromatic grapes such as Sauvignon Blanc. This wine, with its herbal and citrus notes, harmonizes beautifully with the vegetables and gives the dish a unique aromatic balance. The freshness and liveliness contrast harmoniously with the creaminess of the risotto, creating a taste balance that delights the palate.

CAPRESE SALAD

Fiano Bianco IGP with Caprese Salad: Nothing says spring like a refreshing Caprese Salad, with its layers of ripe tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, and fragrant basil. A glass of Fiano Bianco IGP provides a perfect match. This crisp and aromatic white wine from the Puglia region offers flavors of citrus, pear, and almond, complementing the salad’s fresh ingredients with its vibrant acidity and subtle nuttiness.

 

FRUIT TART

Moscato d’Asti with Fruit Tart: For a sweet ending to your Italian spring feast, serve a light and fruity dessert like a mixed fruit tart. Pair this delightful treat with a chilled glass of Moscato d’Asti. This sparkling wine from Piedmont is delightfully sweet, with floral aromas and flavors of ripe peaches and apricots, balancing the tartness of the fruit and the buttery richness of the pastry.

 

As spring breathes new life into the world, let your wine choices mirror the freshness and vitality of the season. Whether you’re enjoying an al fresco lunch or a cozy dinner at home, these Italian wine pairings will elevate your dining experience and celebrate the flavors of spring in all their glory.




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