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Pasta and Wine Pairings
The wine selection for pasta dishes will depend on the sauces and flavorings.
The range of options is wide but aim for a red or white with good acidity.
A buttery California Chardonnay matches strength to strength; for contrast, try a zingy Sauvignon Blanc.
Serve a young red wine such as a Dolcetlo from Italy, a Beaujolais from France, or a Zinfandel from California.
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.
- Mike Lininger, Editor, Etiquette Scholar
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