Fruits and Veggies That Pair With Wine

Fruits and Veggies That Pair With Wine

Fresh fruits and veggies from a summer garden are some of the best patio snacks! Have you ever wondered what kinds of fruits and veggies you could plant to pair with your wines and backyard gatherings? Let’s take a look at some of the best options!

Some rules to follow when pairing fruits and veggies with wines are that the lighter the produce is the lighter wine it should be paired with. This doesn’t mean that your food and wine have to match colors, but lighter-colored foods tend to pair best with lighter wines. The fresher the ingredients the better!  The less cooked and fresher the veggies or fruits are, the more youthful the wine should be that you pair them with.

If you’re looking for some pairings for rose, try watermelon, strawberries, or blackberries. Watermelon and strawberries are commonly found in rose wines so it is complimentary to salads with fruits.

Chardonnay pairs well with corn, sweet bell peppers, and avocado. Chardonnay can work well with a corn salad because of its oaky taste. Throw in some sweet bell peppers and some avocado and you’re in for a treat!

Try Sauvignon Blanc with cucumbers, green beans, fava beans, or asparagus. Green produce goes beautifully with this wine because it embraces herbal tones in a good way. Sauteeing your veggies will also compliment this pairing nicely.

Basil, kale, sundried tomatoes, and summer squash pair nicely with Pinot Noir. This wine blends nicely with lighter dishes and can blend with a number of garden favorites. I personally love growing my own summer squash, so this sounds like a lovely and fresh pairing I’d like to try, myself.

Whether you grow your own fruits and vegetables or buy them, these combinations are sure to delight! Just make sure your produce is always fresh and you’ll have a great summer tasting with these wine and food combos!


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