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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 email@example.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:
- Riesling (Auslese)-White from Germany
- White Burgundy, preferably Meursault-wine from California or Australia
- Verdelho-wine from Australia
- Pinot Gris
- Gruner Veltliner-wine from Austria
- Viognier-wine from France
- Dry Muscat-wine comes from various regions (California, Oregon, South Africa, France)
- Pinot Noir-wine from France and California
- Chianti-wine from Italy
- Gewurztraminer-wine from France
What wines would you suggest to pair with a Butternut Squash Soup?
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