5 Tips on Pairing Wine with Green Beans:
as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo
Raw green beans can be a crisp raw vegetable snack or ingredient in any salad.
Adding creamy cheeses or Asian herbs and spices create versatile wine pairing side dishes with dry or sweet reds, rose’s, and fruity whites
The Cool Asian Green Bean salad pairs well with white wines that have good acidity like Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Serenity or Gewurztraminer.
In the recipe Messina Hof Solera Sherry is an ingredient. Pairing the same wine with this dish creates a natural flavor affinity. This wine is sweet so you can adjust the Vinaigrette by reducing the honey or increasing the ginger to create more balance.
Making dishes that include creamy cheeses pair well with red wines like Sangiovese.
- Tribute Series Gewurztraminer (dry white with spicy flavors)
- Messina Hof Riesling (semi-sweet white wine with appley-citrus flavors)
- Messina Hof Serenity (semi-sweet white wine with orange notes)
- Artist Series Sangiovese (dry Italian-style red with cherry notes)
Merrill and Karen Bonarrigo, Wine and Food Pairing experts at Messina Hof Wine Cellars, Inc.