The first rains, the cloudy and chilly weather have arrived! Cool and light dishes give their place in warmer and more comforting dishes, such as soups and stews. That’s perfect but what do we drink? Soups are one of sommelier’s biggest headaches. The reason is mainly their structure or their liquidity to be more accurate. It's a strange piece to eat and at the same time to drink something liquid. We are here to solve this puzzle once and for all, with 2-3 suggestions that will make you add soups to your weekly diet!
Beef, carrots, celeriac, potatoes and leeks are slow braised until they melt in your mouth, so they make a bold and tasty soup that demands a juicy red wine with moderate body and tannins. Try a mellow Sangiovese like Querciabella Chianti or an Αgiorgitiko like Nemea from Estate Gofas!
It is probably the most classic and beloved autumn soup as it is very hard to resist to its sweetness and texture! It loves spices such as star anise, ginger and cumin, which will take her off and make her an ideal partner for a spicy Gewurztraminer like Elena Walch's Vigna Kastelaz.
Creamy, rich and earthy is the soup that will be starring until Christmas. Its intense character seeks for a buttery Chardonnay that has matured in oak barrel like the Chardonnay from Aivalis Winery. On the other hand, its earthy character would go well with a Pinot Noir like Barda Bodegas Chacra.
It is my favorite soup and it always make common cold heal over faster! Chicken, mushrooms, coconut milk, lime, lemongrass, chili and plenty of ginger will make your taste buds dancing (and at the same time boosting your immune system). The wine that would fit like a glove with this soup is a fruity and oily white like Torrontes Dona Silvina.
This simple, yet rustic soup with a slightly sweet, earthy taste and a spicy cheesy touch would go perfectly with a white wine with a buttery and spicy character like Cotes du Rhone Reserve Famille Perrin. If you want to try something different then a Sherry Amontillado will impress your guests and will fit like a glove with the complex and earthly aromas of the soup!
Here things are clearer. The tomato and the spicy sausage are asking for a stylish, modern Xinomavro such as the Alta of Apostolos Thymiopoulos!