Wine Pairing for Dishes with Winter Squash

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Winter Squash

as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo


Wine Pairings for Dishes with Winter Squash:

5 Things to know about pairing wines with squash

  Baked squash has a neutral delicate flavor with a natural sweetness in flavor which is enhanced by sweet spices and wine. It pairs with any wine depending on the spices, herbs, or sauces you choose.   Prepared savory style with herbs, grains, or sautéed vegetables, it complements red wines.     Prepared with sweet or hot spices like curry, cinnamon or ginger with grains or sautéed vegetables or fruits, it complements white wines.   When baking the stuffed squash, add ¼” of the wine to be served with the dish into the bottom of the baking dish.  Cover the pan with foil and bake.  The steam with add a hint of the wine flavor to the dish.         Recommended wines:  

Merrill and Karen Bonarrigo, Wine and Food Pairing experts at Messina Hof Wine Cellars, Inc.

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