Tomatoes are packed with acid. This can be a wine pairing problem. If you pair fresh tomatoes with a low acid wine, the wine will taste flat.
High acid wines pair well with tomatoes and a Savignon Blanc will generally do the job.
If the salad is tomato, mozzarella, and basil (Caprese), we will go for Greco di Tufo (Italy).
Pairing wine with salads can be a challenge.
Salad dressings are mostly vinegar-based with high acidity.
Always remember to pair Acidity with Acidity.
Low acidity wines will drown in the salad. Avoid them.
Tannic reds will taste sour next to anything bright and acidic. Avoid them.
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Food and wine pairing is highly dependent on both the taste components in the food and the taste components in the wine.
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