Spices and herbs are largely used in recipes and make them taste better. Some of them are soft and some add their own very peculiar, persistent flavors that is easy to recognize. It is in such cases that we need to pay special attention when selecting the right wine.
We have selected 7 of the most popular herbs and spices that you can frequently find in dishes from many different countries and for each of them we suggest an Italian wine that pairs greatly.
Rosemary, one of the most used herbs both fresh and dry pairs well with Trebbiano d’Abruzzo.
Sage, a herb that like rosemary comes in many different variations all very tasteful. It combines well with Falanghina del Sannio.
Oregano, a traditional Mediterranean herb much used in its dried version, pairs with Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso.
Ginger, gently fresh but persistent with a taste that reminds lemon, pairs well with Cabernet Franc Veneto Orientale.
Chili, in its many variations hot, very hot, super hot, and beyond imagination hot! It matches the
Oltrepò Pavese Pinot Nero.
Nutmeg, the small round nuts to be grated in different recipes match the aromatic and fruity Gewürztraminer.
Cinnamon, used to decorate and flavor so many recipes during the holidays combines very well with Valpolicella Ripasso.
Give it a try, with Wine Rome Tour’s best wishes of happy holidays!