Pasta and Wine Pairings

The wine selection for pasta dishes will depend on the sauces and flavorings.

cheese sauces

The range of options is wide but aim for a red or white with good acidity.

cream sauces

A buttery California Chardonnay matches strength to strength; for contrast, try a zingy Sauvignon Blanc.

pesto sauce

Serve a young red wine such as a Dolcetlo from Italy, a Beaujolais from France, or a Zinfandel from California.

tomato sauce

Counter the acidity of the tomatoes with an acidic white wine. If the sauce has garlic and meat, however, you could go for a fruity red wine such as an Australian Shiraz or a young red Rioja from Spain.

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