Great Summer Salad Wine Pairings
Sometimes there’s nothing like sitting down to enjoy a fresh salad. It’s a brilliant way to get a hefty dose of veggies and beats slaving away in the kitchen over a hot stove. While wine might not be your go-to choice with a salad, there are actually plenty of wines that make fantastic pairings with a bowl of greens. Here are some of our top wine picks for those moments when a healthy salad is in order.
Salads and Wine
When choosing a wine for your salad, you’ll want to consider the dressing. A bright, citrusy vinaigrette means you should choose a high acid, citrus-driven white wine like a Sauvignon Blanc or Picpoul de Pinet.
For creamy Caesar salad, you can go a little richer. An Albarino makes for a lovely pairing, but a Pinot Grigio or even a (very) lightly oaked Chardonnay will be just as lovely. For a simple green salad, you can’t go wrong with a Verdejo.
If you’re enjoying a nicoise salad, you can opt for a rose or even a light red like Gamay. Because of the addition of green beans, tuna, anchovies, a wine with a bit more weight (to complement the tuna) is ideal.
For a more Asian-inspired salad with toasted sesame, noodles, and ginger, a Riesling should be your first choice. Choose an off-dry version, especially if your salad has a touch of spice to it.
Finishing your meal off with a fruit salad? A lightly sparkling Moscato d’Asti or a Gewürztraminer.
If you’re wondering where you can find these wines, ask electronic sommelier for help. This one of a kind app will tell you where you can find the wines you want at restaurants and wine bars near you.