Wine Pairing with Parsley Pesto

My favorite herb for all wines! Wine Pairings for Parsley:
  • Mild lightly sweet herbal flavors of parsley make it a versatile addition to most recipes.
  • Parsley has a light flavor weight that pairs nicely with white wines. (Eaten raw whites are better.)
  • When you add stronger flavors like oregano or mint, it marries well with lighter red wines.
  • Adding additional heavier earthy elements, such as mushrooms and bacon, create depth and richness and allow for pairings with heavier and more full-bodied wines.
  • Different seasonings and spices can also be used in the dish with different flavor directions. Add garlic and onion for more savory flavors.
  • Pesto Parsley works well with white and red wines. It has a mixture of herbs with different flavor weights plus both lemon juice and red wine vinegar.
  • Add as a condiment to fish, chicken, pasta, rice, eggs or beef; use as a dip for bread or plantains; use as a spread.
  • Recommended wines:

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

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