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.