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Wine Pairings for Dishes with Winter Squash

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Winter Squash

as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo

Wine & Winter Squash:

  • Planning your holiday menu? This is a yummy side to include.
  • Baked squash has a natural sweetness in flavor which is enhanced by sweet spices and wine.
  • If prepared savory style with herbs, grains or sautéed vegetables, it complements red wine dishes.
  • Easy pairing is always to serve the wine in the dish with the dish. In the Bake Winter Squash recipe, chef Chris uses Late Harvest Riesling.  This is a sweet wine.  Father and Son Riesling will provide the same flavor complement but be less sweet.

Recommended wines:

  • Messina Hof Father and Son Riesling (Natural flavor affinity pairing)
  • Messina Hof Gewurztraminer (Spicy white wine complements holiday spices)
  • Messina Hof Pinot Noir (Fruitful red that will not overpower the flavor)
  • Messina Hof Paulo Tempranillo (Rich smooth red for savory preparation)
  • Messina Hof Angel Late Harvest Riesling (Perfect pairing for dish alone)

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

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