5 summer-inspired food and wine pairings
With summer well on its way, we are inspired to indulge in more frequent at-home entertaining. Nothing takes a delicious meal to the next level quite like pairing it with the perfect wine. An inspired food and wine pairing can create a flavour sensation.
Here are five delicious summer-inspired meal and wine pairings for you to try at home that are perfectly suited for the warmer weather:
1. Burrata and prosciutto bruschetta paired with a dry pinotage rosé.
This sophisticated appetiser is an absolutely delectable combination of creamy burrata, salty prosciutto and the crunch of the bruschetta, topped off with a drizzle of olive oil. Pair with a crisp, dry pinotage rosé to get the most out of this appetiser.
2. Grilled kingklip with braised fennel and orange paired with a fragrant sauvignon blanc.
This deceptively simple, light fish dish is perfect for a hot summer evening and is packed full of delicious flavours. This fresh fish dish is best paired with a white wine like a refreshing and fruity sauvignon blanc.
3. Provencal vegetable tart paired with a chilled pinot noir
This flavoursome rosemary-infused roast vegetable tart is filled to the brim with delicious roasted summer vegetables and a hint of garlic. This tart is simple to make, and the vegetables can be roasted beforehand. Serve this tart with a slightly chilled pinot noir for a memorable summertime meal and wine pairing.
4. Jamie Oliver's summer tagliatelle paired with a light chenin blanc.
This wonderful summer pasta is packed full of delicious, crisp green vegetables and mouth-wateringly fresh basil pesto and is guaranteed to be a flavour sensation. A light chenin blanc will perfectly complement a dish with this much flavour.
5. Light Thai green curry paired with a floral Viognier
This is a great way to satisfy your curry cravings - summer style. Enjoy that kick of spice without having to over-filling yourself on a hearty rich dish. This light and fragrant Thai green chicken curry can still pack a punch and is best enjoyed served with a floral Viognier.
You are guaranteed to impress your dinner guests this summer with these delectable food and wine pairings.
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