A relaxing glass of wine at the end of the day can always be enhanced with a snack or meal that compliments its various flavors. Wine pairing is an art that has existed since the early Italians began tailoring their wine selections to their meals. They discovered that both wine and food form an intimate connection that unveils hidden flavors at the dinner table. The tradition of food and wine pairing hasn’t gone away! Here are a few of our favorite wine and food pairings…
Dry Reds: Blend Messina Hof Cabernet Franc or Pinot Noir with spaghetti or lasagna dishes. Try Messina Hof’s award-winning Merlot with steak or other red meats. When you are too tired to cook and just want to order a pizza, grab a bottle of the Sangiovese!
Dry Whites: Try Messina Hof Pinot Grigio or Blanc du Bois next time you cook fried foods, seafood dishes and creamy pasta dishes. With a simple grilled chicken or salmon dinner, drink the Messina Hof Chardonnay.
Semi-Dry: Complement rich spicy Cajun or Mexican dishes with a flavorful Gewürztraminer or our Lepard Vineyard Chenin Blanc. If you’re looking for a rosé, try pairing Texas Sparkling Rosé with salads or light spicy foods.
Dessert: Dessert wines can make an appearance at the dinner table as well. Balance out any spicy Asian food or BBQ with the Angel Riesling or Glory Moscato. Messina Hof’s Port would highlight the delicious flavors of a chocolate cake or a sweet dessert.