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Wine Pairings for Dishes with Plums

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Plums

as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo

  • Plums are more of a texture and taste food rather than flavor. They can be sweet to tart, have a waxy surface and crisp meaty texture.
  • Different plums have different flavors that range from a woody lemon to apple. It is easier to look at what ingredients complement plums to determine which wine to pair.
  • Foods that tend to be paired with plums are: almonds, hazelnuts, black pepper, vanilla, ginger, raspberries, other stone fruits, medium weight meats like chicken, pork and duck.
  • Fresh plums have a crisp acid that needs a sweet or crisper wine to balance. Wines like Sherry or Tawny Port.

Recommended wines:

  • Messina Hof Artist Series Grenache Dry Rose’ (dry rose’ with orange strawberry flavors)
  • Messina Hof Artist Series Sangiovese (dry red wine with tart cherry flavors)
  • Messina Hof Private Reserve Tempranillo (dry red wine with dark berry flavors)
  • Messina Hof Solera Sherry (sweet wine with vanilla and dried fig flavors)
  • Messina Hof Papa Paulo Port (sweet wine with black cherry and dark chocolate flavors)

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

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