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Paella Valenciana

Paella Valenciana

Paella is a Spanish rice dish from Valencia.

A typical Paella contains Rice, Chicken, Rabbit, Chorizo, Beens, Bell Pepper, and Saffron.

Pairing Suggestions

Tempranillo (Spain)
Garnacha (Spain)
Valpolicella (Italy)
Dolcetto (Italy)
Pinot Noir (World)
Merlot (World)

Other Excellent Alternatives

Rioja Rosado (Spain)
Cava Brut (Spain)
Metodo Classico (Italy)
Champagne (France)
Crémant (France)

White Alternatives

Godello (Spain)
White Rioja (Spain)
White Bordeaux (France)
Chardonnay (France)
Soave Classico (Italy)


Paella is a Rich Dish.

It should be paired with a slightly chilled young and fruity red wine.

If you prefer a white wine, you should go for a wine that has spent some time in a barrel.

Avoid Heavy Oak!

Paella does not work very well with heavy oak.

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Food and Wine Pairing

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