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Pair wine and pasta?, yes! There’s more beyond Lambrusco

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As we know, pairing is an art that, as the time goes by, with enough experience you will eventually dominate it, and what we are presenting is not something that you have to follow exactly, is not a science, they’re only tips to help enjoy your pasta with the best choice of wine. Sure, everyone has their tastes and for that matter nothing is written. But beyond personal tastes, what we propose here today are some choices to alternate Lambrusco to accompany your favorite pasta.

Keys to pair pasta according to taste

Usually, the taste pasta is determined by the type of sauce with which it’s associated, it is why we first discuss the best wines to pair according to the chosen sauce:

  • Sauces or side dishes based on vegetables: better use rosé wines with acidity and body.
  • Pesto sauces and other fungi: for these delicious plates of pasta you can take preferably white or Sauvignon Blanc breeding.
  • Tomato sauces: probably the most popular, and very delicious too. It is advisable to combine with light rosé wines, because, again, the acidity of these ties very well with tomato. If you are more of tradition, you can accompany with Chianti, as dictated by the Italians.
  • Pasta with seafood and fish: for these dishes whites will be your best choice, especially Pinot and Malvasia. Also, a good cava or dry champagne can be a good choice if you prefer them.
  • Pasta with meat: the taste of a strong red wine will give your palate a full and pleasurable satisfaction.
  • Light Pasta: those that are only accompanied by some mozzarella cheese and vinaigrette fall very well with rosé wines.

With these tips, you have no excuse to run to the kitchen to prepare your favorite pasta or go down to a pasta restaurant in your town, and delight yourself with your favorite wine. Bon Appetite!

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Juvé y Camps Reserva de la Familia

 

 

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Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale 2012

Sweet wine to start drinking

 TAGS:Muscat has never gone through such a good moment. From being regarded to very old ladies, from being almost exclusively used on those aged female meetings in between knitting and gossiping on neighbors, daughters in law and TV characters. It has scaled to fame as now it is placed in the top trend of cool drinks that a teenager can take. Oops, let’s clear that, you cannot drink when you are a teenager… Then let´s say above twenty or whatever.

Of course, the concept has also varied a bit. That old glass muscat bottle that lasted weeks or months almost as part of the decoration of the home is not the same as the current bottle of Asti Spumante. Now it shows quite a look: with its colours and its label, pure design. And it has also become ephemeral, because you know that once you open it, that´s it… it will not last until the next.

This set of attributes positions the sweet wine as gateway to wine consumption. If a few decades ago people began to drinking wine through mixtures: with Cola, with lemonade, or with several juice and spirits (named calimocho, sangria, zurracapote … everything is already invented ) today youngsters prefer to remove bitterness to the wine without having to think much and improving in the whole presentation thing.

Hey, of course it is not the same to share a liter of any of the mixtures proposed in previous lines in a plastic glass than inviting your darling to a sweet sparkling wine with its cool bottle and two glasses. Come on. What a knock on effect. There is no possible comparison.

And there it begins. I’m talking about the wine. So Muscat is followed by a Lambrusco or other sparkling rosé or cava, the natural progression would continue with a glass of white wine and there we are on the red wine doors.

This progression is similar to that of beverages. You start with a martini with lemon or Ponche Caballero and coke, there can be nothing sweeter. You continue with whiskey, vodka or gin accompanied by their sodas. And finally you start tasting it without anything else apart from water at most . Luckily, we will always have mojitos and daiquiris to remember those first toast without having to taste their original combinations. because, after achieving a trained palate and a certain drinks understanding, they would know probably taste like hell.

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Sumarroca Temps de Flors 2012

 

 

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Perfum de Vi Blanc 2011

The other sparkling wines

 TAGS:Cava, champagne, lambrusco and counting. Most of us have spent half of our lives living in complete ignorance regarding sparkling wine. I have to confess that I was the first committing that error but my visits to Scandinavian supermarkets have opened my eyes to the universe of the other side of sparkling wines.

Yes, there are a lot more apart from the ultra famous that I mentioned on the first line of this post, and we were very close to them (we could find them in Uvinum without going further) but we had not noticed them until now.

The first thing that caught my eye was their colors and labels. I know that the inside is what matters, but one of the things that usually call my attention regarding many things are the colors and presentations, thanks to which I can talk today of these other sparkling wines.

Apple green, pink and lilac, orange and mint… taking a deeper look was inevitable. Who can not notice this breath of fresh air in the wine department where the muted and sober tones of red wine bottles cover the 75% of the shelves getting only slightly released by the yellowish and greenish bottles of white wine in a much smaller proportion.

 ?I have to try these ones?. And without looking composition, alcohol content or anything else, I collected several different ones. After some tastings at home and to my surprise I liked them. They are not similar to this non-alcoholic champagne for children, neither Cherrycoke (my God! what an evil invention and what an unpleasant taste). Generally based on Muscat grape the taste is usually very mild and their alcohol content is less than in the rest of wines.

While I would not suggest any of them to accompany the main dishes of a meal, they seem perfect for both the appetizer and the dessert. Also at the tea-time they are a very good alternative to a gin and tonic (Hendricks, you give us so many joys!) Another good moment to enjoy these new sparkling wines is when you have a meetings with your girlfriends, accompanied by cup cakes (if you feel trendy) or homemade cake (if you had time to get into the kitchen).

By the way, those ones thinking about that these feminine shades wines are only for women are wrong, because I testify that men also drink (and buy) them. So guys, there you have a good idea for a nice small detail to your loving girls.