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Pairing Wine With Paella!

Pairing Wine With Paella!

blog , Laurita Winery , wine advice , wine pairing 🕔August 25, 2018 0 comments

As you’ve probably figured out by now, with a little knowledge and imagination you can find a wine to pair with pretty much any food! (With the apparent exceptions of asparagus, brussels sprouts, artichokes, and a few other vegetables that aren’t chemically compatible with wine. We talked about that here.)

Today, via The Press Democrat, we have pairings for a delicious dish – part pork, part fish – Paella!

The interesting twist about this Spanish rice dish, cooked and served in a large shallow pan and flavored with saffron and garlic, is its versatility when it comes to wine. White wines, dry rosés and reds pair well with it. But the trick to finding the perfect match lies in the subtleties.

Made with shrimp, clams, sausage, red peppers and peas, paella has subtle flavors that are easily overwhelmed. Keep that in mind when selecting your wines.

Red Wines

Pick a medium-bodied, food-friendly wine rather than one that’s full-throttle, which will overpower the paella.

Try our Barcelona Red! It has medium acidity and tannins, and works well with light affair food selections, but isn’t overbearing on its own.

Rosé Wines

Opt for a dry one with bright acid as opposed to a fruit-forward bottling, because crisp wines plays well with the seafood.

Laurita’s Down the Shore Beachcomber Blush fits the bill, with a hint of depth and light tannins as well as refreshing acidity.

White Wines

Stay away from toasty wines, because they mask the flavors, and choose rich ones with savory notes.

Clean, steely and bright Laurita Naked Chardonnay is a refreshing wine with the oak stripped away to reveal the bare grape. Simple and crisp, it’s a perfect pairing for paella!

Got a favorite meal or dish from one of our food trucks that you’d like to see pairing suggestions for? Drop us a comment, and we’ll get you the answer!


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