Now that the weather has got a bit chilly, are you in the mood for going out? We usually gather in with friends or get comfy on the couch to watch a movie. What are we eating? Of course, the easiest, tastier, faster and at the same time absolute "comfort food": Spaghetti ladies and gentlemen! They are ready in 10 minutes and everyone likes them. In addition, the combinations of ingredients and sauces are almost inexhaustible, so you do not get bored easily. And of course you can pair them with lots of completely different wines.
1) We start with the first and most classic choice: Spaghetti with tomato sauce. A rosé from Xinomavro is surely a success story, since the herbs and tomato aromas complement each other. Add brave parmesan doses and put Moschopolis 8 in your glass!
2) Second and Beloved: Carbonara. Classic Italian dish with parmesan - egg cream and traditionally chopped Guanciale ("bacon" from pork cheeks) is asking for something rich but without tannins. An oaked Savvatiano (to complement the smoky character of guanciale) or a classic Nemea (the dish has a spoonful of pepper) will fit like a glove. The juicy Nemea of Estate Gofas is an excellent choice.
3) Linguine with mushroom sauce. Here we need volume and earthy elements so a rich, oaky Chardonnay, with its nutty and buttery character will take off your meal. If you insist on red, then a stylish but earthy Pinot Noir will be perfect and compliment the mushrooms, especially if they are wild. I personally choose Barda Bodegas Chacra, from the long Patagonia.
4) Traditional pasta with bolognese sauce. Robust, saucy minced meat with its spices and plenty of grated cheese will go perfectly with a spicy Syrah like Syrah of Kitrvs Winery.
5) Shrimp pasta. Shrimps with garlic and plenty of parsley, it goes perfectly with a Sauvignon blanc like that from Domaine Florian or with a rose Moschofilero! Both have as much acidity and aromatic character as needed! If you put a red hot chili pepper in the sauce you better try the moschofilero with its sweet, fruity and floral character.
6) Pesto. Herbal and with notes of nuts would be perfect with an aromatic and herbaceous, Malvasia Aromatica (the bitter almond aftertaste will be great with the pesto) of Karavitakis Vineyards.
Bonus Tip: Sea urchin spaghetti. Pure finesse and mineral, salty character fervently pursue an Assyrtiko from Santorini, which with its acidity and mineral tones will be a great accompaniment to this particular delicacy. I can not think of anything better than Laoudia of Tselepos Estate.