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Monday, February 22, 2010

Wine Pairing -- Butternut Squash and Carrot Soup

Image from Culinary Covers

It is often said that the wine completes a meal. I'm not sure exactly where I heard this, but I think this rings some air of truth and it got me wondering about how wine would pair with soup. I also noticed a recent article in Cooking Light magazine entitled: Which wines go best with favorite soups and stews? that listed four soups (Clam Chowder, Chicken Soup, Beef and Bean Chili, and Beef Bourguignon) and three wines that would pair well with it. This was enough incentive for me to get this post started, but I wanted to take this concept a step further and create an on-going series about the soups I covered (and will cover) on Seriously Soupy and what wines go with it. I also would like this to include ideas from readers about what soups they have created and the wines they would recommend (email me at seriouslysoupy@gmail.com) for more details.

This installment of the series begins with the Butternut Squash and Carrot Soup I created way back in October-hearty, rich and slightly creamy. Also, in figuring the pairings, I relied on some help from various websites and blogs, since although I do love wine I am no expert in its intricacies, nor I am proficient enough to make the best recommendations. As I read about their recommendations, I discovered a common theme-butternut squash pairs well with wine wine such as a Riseling or a White Burgundy due to their low acidity and mellow flavors that do not take over this delicate soup. Here are some more recommendations to pair with your next batch of butternut squash soup:

Food and Wine Pairing-From Vino 101, this post list several wine and soup options, including butternut squash.
Vino 101 recommends:

A high-toned wine with modest to low acidity such as:
Or a wine with high-toned fruit aromas, like honey, honeysuckle, chamomile, and white rose petals; all of which complement the starchy low tones of the squash and accent the spice fragrances, without taking over center stage.
Impossible Wine and Soup Pairings-Dr. Vino asked his readers "What wine would you pair with a Butternut Squash soup. Here are some recommendations:
WinedIn-Butternut Squash Soup-Quite the user-friendly site, WinedIn allows you to select the soup you are making (or food item) and instantly a listing of wines appears. For butternut squash they recommend:
Pairing Tips for Thanksgiving-Although the article from the SF Gate is about Thanksgiving and what wines to bring, it also covers the butternut in question. They suggest one with a "spicy character."
All About Butternut-I learned some interesting things about butternut squash on this blog, like how it has been enjoyed since 5500BC!, as well as what wine it should be paired with.
What wines would you suggest to pair with a Butternut Squash Soup?
Seriously Soupy Serena


  1. Soup looks delish... Look forward to new recipes.

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  2. That's my photo! I'd sure appreciate a link if you're going to use my photo.

  3. Hi Recipe Girl,

    I credited Culinary Covers by name, but will be sure to add the link.


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