Pairing wine strains with different types of foods can be quite tricky. However, it is necessary at wine parties or various personal events where the beverage is being served. If you want to pair wine strains with varying types of salads, taking care is recommended. Salads with specific types of dressing may not go well with wines with specific flavors and notes. You may have to do a little bit of experimenting in this regard.
We will recommend some handy tips to pair specific wine strains with different types of salads for parties or other events.
It may take some time for anyone to understand which salads go well with specific wines and which do not. If the salad dressing is quite zippy it does not go well with wines having medium acidity levels. This is because the vinegar in the salad is stronger than the natural acidity in such wines. You may opt for higher acidity or brighter styles of wine. Or else, you can use a lower amount of lemon juice and vinegar in the salad. The wine’s acid content must meet or exceed the acidity in the salad, for sure.
When you are using unusual veggies in salads such as artichokes, kale or asparagus, how do you know what wines to pick? The answer is thinking of what spices you would use if you were to cook these vegetables. It would be better to choose wines with citrus and salinity. Dry Riesling will be a good option here. You may try smoky volcanic wines like Greco di Tufo for plenty of texture and depth.
Most tart wines go well with salads. White or rose wines are ideal here. Rosé serves as a nice salad wine as it can counter the pungency in salad dressings with garlic. While wine connoisseurs recommend serving White wines with salads, you can very well try using higher-acid red wines. The salad may have walnuts, pepper, cranberries along with kale and balsamic.
For super acidic dressings, a fuller white like Chardonnay is great. If the dressing is very creamy, go for a leaner white variant with more acid such as a dry Riesling. For steak or chicken salads, opting for some light-bodied red wines like a Beaujolais is absolutely recommended.