POSTS A Greek wine for every food, a Greek variety for every taste

A GREEK WINE FOR EVERY FOOD, A GREEK VARIETY FOR EVERY TASTE

25 JULY 2018

THE ULTIMATE GREEK WINE & FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS IS HERE: THE MOST UP COMING GREEK GRAPE VARIETIES AND THEIR PERFECT MATCHES!

You already know that Greek wine is one of the next big things. What you probably don’t know is which Greek wine to pair with each food. This is your go to guide.

 

Xinomavro and Assyrtiko, are ideal for dishes with earthy flavors

Recipes made with ingredients like mushrooms and truffles are great an old Xinomavro or a slightly matured Assyrtiko.


Vidiano, for fatty fish or fish in a rich sauce

Crispy whites—for instance, a wine from the Greek up and coming variety Vidiano—are delicious with fish or any kind of seafood in a lush sauce.

Greek Sparkling white wines are perfect with anything salty

Most dry greek sparkling wines from cool regions, such as a sparkling Assyrtiko or a blanc de noir Xinomavro, are extra-refreshing when served with salty foods.

Mavroudi, is fabulous with juicy red meat

Mavroudi and its blends are terrific with steaks or chops. The firm but fine-grained tannins in these wines refresh the palate after each bite of meat.

Robola, goes with tart dressings and sauces

Tangy foods—like pan-fried scallops with lime and coriander—won't overwhelm crispy wines like Robola from Cephalonia.

Dry Rosé wines for rich, cheesy dishes

Some cheeses go better with white wines, some with red; yet almost all pair well with dry rosé wines, which have the acidity of a white wine and the fruit character of red. For indulgent cheese dishes, Greece offers a wide range of dry rose wines from varieties such as Xinomavro and Agiorgitiko.

Malagouzia, is a perfect match for light dishes

Light seafood dishes, light pasta, seem to take on more flavor when matched with equally delicate and round white wines. Malagouzia is the perfect match.

Dry Mavrodaphne, won't be overshadowed by sweet-spicy barbecue sauces

Dry red wines from Mavrodaphne can be round, fruity and at the same time spicy enough to cope with foods brushed with heavily spiced and almost sweet barbecue sauces.

Muscat, loves fruit desserts

From dry, to moderately sweet or luscious sweet, Muscat in each version can emphasize the fruit in the dessert and also balance the sugar.

Agiorgitiko, matches with highly spiced dishes

When a meat is heavily seasoned, look for a red wine with fruity character and spicy notes. Agiorgitiko is just perfect for that.

Muscat of Spinas, pairs ideally with sweet & spicy dishes

The slight sweetness of Muscat of Spinas, helps tame the heat of spicy Asian and Indian dishes and at the same time balance the sweetness.

 

Yiannis Zerdes

Sommelier

 

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