POSTS 6 soups and their ideal wine pairings!

6 SOUPS AND THEIR IDEAL WINE PAIRINGS!

23 OCTOBER 2018

SOUPS ARE ONE OF SOMMELIER’S BIGGEST HEADACHES. THE REASON IS MAINLY THEIR STRUCTURE OR THEIR LIQUIDITY TO BE MORE ACCURATE. 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!

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!

  1. Beef soup with seasonal vegetables

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!

  1. Butternut squash soup with spices

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.

  1. Mushroom velouté soup

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.

  1. Tom kha gai (Thai chicken soup)

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.

  1. French onion soup

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!

  1. Bean soup with spicy sausage

Here things are clearer. The tomato and the spicy sausage are asking for a stylish, modern Xinomavro such as the Alta of Apostolos Thymiopoulos!

Eva Markaki

Wine Geek 

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