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Italian Food & Wine Matching

Italian Food & Wine Matching

Our Italian wine sale starts on Wednesday, which inspired me to have a look at matching some Italian wines to a couple of classic Italian dishes.

More than any other country, the wines of Italy are absolutely made to go with food, often these wines have higher acidity, which allows them to work well with the tomatoes which are such a feature of Italian cuisine, bearing this in mind I have chosen one dish featuring raw tomatoes and one with the cooked variety.

With a Caprese salad I think it best not to stray too far from the salad’s point of origin on the island of Capri; just a short hop across the bay of Naples and you will find the delicious wines of Fiano di Avellino offer a perfect match.

Proper Tagliatelle al Ragù is a gutsy dish and as such will need a richly-flavoured full bodied wine to stand up to it, I would be thinking of a red from Italy’s deep south such as Tenute Rubino’s Marmorelle Rosso from Puglia.

Buon Appetito!

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