Wine pairing guides often favour dishes that include meat, but fret not wine loving vegetarians because Rosehill Wine Cellars has put together a wine pairing guide for you! A vegetarian diet can be full of exciting recipes and, of course, some great wine pairing opportunities as well.
Veggie Pasta Dish
Pesto is a great pasta dish that is also vegetarian. There are also a lot of pesto recipes and a lot of variations involving pesto. These pastas pair nicely with Sauvignon Blanc because of its herbaceous flavours. A nice red pesto can also pair well with Merlot or Sangiovese.
Vegetarian or Cheese Pizza
Pizza can be the perfect vegetarian meal, and making it at home can be a lot of fun! A nice and simple pizza with cheese and tomato sauce is the perfect companion for a Pinot Noir or a Beaujolais. If you’re enjoying a veggie pizza without tomato sauce you can also try a nice light sparkling wine like a Prosecco.
Mushrooms are ideal protein sources for any vegetarian diet. And the good news is because mushrooms have earthy flavours they tend to pair easily with wine. Therefore, red wines usually pair nicely with mushroom recipes. This includes wines made from grapes like Syrah or Zinfandel.
Eggs are also great! And there’s so much you can do with them! From omelets to quiche to huevos rancheros there’s a whole world of wonderful recipes involving eggs. Egg recipes usually pair well with sparkling wine, especially if you’re having brunch! Eggs with mushrooms can also pair with light red wines like Pinot Noir.
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