This is the ultimate dinner. It is delicious, delicious, flavorful, and elegant. Food & Wine Pairing — Why Brut is Better explores pairing sparkling wines with pasta.
Let’s first clarify what ‘Brut’ means about wine. Put, Brutis the French term for dry. It refers to sparkling wine. It is the level of dryness/sweetness, not the variety (e.g. champagne, cava or prosecco).
Who doesn’t love pasta?
You can find pasta in nearly every American pantry. The International Pasta Organisation ( IPO) states that 9 out of 10 Americans eat pasta annually, an average of 19 pounds. Wow!
It is thought that there are more than 350 varieties of pasta. Pasta is a versatile food that can be made in many different ways. Even though pasta’s versatility is amazing, pairing it with wine can be difficult.
Wine pairings with Italian food are a centuries-old tradition. According to Assoenologi, the most prominent association of Italian oenologists, Italians consumed 29 gallons of wine in the 1970s. This is likely because Italy is still the largest wine-producing nation in the world. It is also worth noting that the Italians could produce wine long before the pasta was produced. This further supports the popular phrase, “What grows together, goes together.”
Get excited about cooking!
I always get excited about cooking. Nothing is more exciting than making pasta with fresh seafood, wine and butter. It’s a simple matter of choosing the right wine. It is a good tip to remember that you should only use a wine you would drink to make pasta. Pairing the wine with the final dish is a simple and delicious way to ensure everyone is happy. The wine can be added to a recipe to enhance the flavour and texture.
Food & Wine Pairing: Why Brut is Better
This pasta and brut pairing eliminate the question of sparkling wine being used with pasta. Yes, absolutely. The key to success when cooking with wine and pasta is the type of sauce that you use. There are many online recommendations.
Bucatini pasta is the base of this pasta dish. This dish is best served with dried pasta. It requires some stirring to get the sauce to a creamy texture. The sauce is the star of this dish. It is simple and only contains wine, butter, garlic, lemon juice, clam juice, and grated Parmesan cheese. The flavour is complex despite the simplicity of the ingredients. Each noodle contains a rich, creamy sauce from garlic and wine.
Domaine Carneros Brut adds lovely bread and lemon flavours to the pasta sauce. These flavours complement the seafood flavours. The sauce is creamier thanks to the 35% Chardonnay. The wine is a good choice for a light meal. However, the fruit flavours are not as strong when paired with other ingredients. It has a refreshing, light flavour that brightens it.
The wine pairs well with pasta and is harmonious in the glass. The similar flavours of the pasta dish are highlighted by the addition of bread, fruit, and lemon. The wine’s refreshing acidity is a palate cleanser and complements the rich sauce. Its fruit notes counterbalance the heat from the pepper flakes.
While you should be familiar with the basics of wine pairings, don’t be afraid or hesitant to experiment with different combinations. There are no right or wrong palate preferences. It is about enjoying what you love together.
Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio and Vino Verde are good white wines to pair with this pasta dish. Chardonnays with light-bodied are another great option.