Cards of Wine

Wine Pairing
Tomato Salad

Tomato Salad

Our Best Wine Pairing Suggestions:

Sauvignon Blanc
Verdicchio (Italy)
Rueda (Spain)
Greco di Tufo (Italy)


Other Excellent Alternatives:

Prosecco (Italy)
Cava (Spain)
Sekt (Germany)
Champagne (France)

Description

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 and Acid

Pairing wine with salads can be a challenge.

Salad dressings are mostly vinegar-based with high acidity.

Always remember to pair acidity with acidity.

Choose a wine with high acidity.

Low acidity wines will drown in the salad.

Tannic reds will taste sour next to anything bright and acidic.

Go Local

Make it a habit to eat and drink local. Expand your skills to understand the passion that wine communicates. Explore the range of possibilities a grape can express trough culture, terroir, and climate.

Travel and Taste.
Practice Makes Perfect.
Variety is the Spice of Life.