A sparkling wine is always a good choice for Appetizers.
If you choose White, go for something unoaked, fresh and zesty:
If you choose Rosé, go for something light:
If you choose Red, go for something light and fruity:
Appetizers can consist of a large assortment of different food:
Bread, Smoked Meat, Egg, Cheese, Seafood, and Vegetables.
White Wine Pairs best with:
Toasted Bread. Breadsticks.
Cured Meat. Ham. Prosciutto.
Soft Cheese. Gorgonzola.
Garlic. Green Olives.
Seafood. Sardines. Salmon
Egg Dishes. Vegetables.
Red Wine Pairs best with:
Cured Meat. Salami.
Hard Cheese. Parmigiano.
Garlic. Black Olives.
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 through culture, terroir, and climate.
Travel and Taste
Practice Makes Perfect
Variety is the Spice of Life
Food and wine pairing is highly dependent on both the taste components in the food and the taste components in the wine.
Alcohol can be addictive. Drink in moderation.
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