4 Top Wine and Sausage Pairings
For many of us, the dinner table is one of the best places to unwind. Whether you’re spending an evening alone, with a partner or with your family, feeding your body and soul with a delicious meal is the best kind of relaxation you can get after a long day. While you’re at it, why not pair your favorite dish with a glass of wine?
No matter what kind of sausage dish you’re eating, you can be sure that there’s a delicious wine to complement it. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite wine and sausage pairings below.
1. Chorizo and White Zinfandel
Chorizo is a spicy sausage that gives a little kick to every bite. You can cleanse the spice with a glass of White Zinfandel. Invented in the 1940s, this wine ranges from dry to sweet. When you buy a sweet bottle, cool it so that the ripe, fruity flavor will settle the heat of your meal. After taking a bite of sausage, sip your wine and experience the sweet overwhelming calm of your delicious beverage.
2. Bratwurst and Lambrusco
A great summer sausage pairing is bratwurst and Lambrusco. We all enjoy bratwurst on a fresh bun with sauerkraut. Many would say that this is a meal fit for a good beer, but the right wine can taste just as satisfying. Complete your sandwich with a glass of Lambrusco. Known for its predictable sweetness, Lambrusco is light and, if you can find the right one, deliciously dry enough to enhance the flavor of your bratwurst.
3. Sweet Sausage and Tuscan Chianti
A fantastic Italian sausage wine pairing is the Tuscan Chianti. When you go Italian, you have to go big. That’s why we recommend pairing sweet sausage and its traditional Italian flavors with a tart yet slightly spicy glass of Chianti wine. Made in Tuscany, this beverage is as important to Italy as extra virgin olive oil. Its flavors naturally compliment any Italian dish. The hints of berry and clove bring new dimensions to sweet Italian sausage in particular.
4. Chicken Sausage and Sauvignon Blanc
What wine goes well with sausage and peppers? If your recipe includes chicken sausage, then you can’t go wrong with a sweet glass of Sauvignon Blanc. The peppers already carry notes of sweetness that the savory sausage will complement. A few sips of sweet wine will highlight those flavors even more, and Sauvignon Blanc is an excellent choice.
5. Spicy Sausage and Rosé
Complement a roasted hot sausage dinner with a chilled glass of rosé. Perfect for any spice your sausage will bring, rosé is a soft red wine that eases the heat of your dinner with a fruity yet bitter burst. Your palate will be refreshed and your mouth ready to take on another bite. If rosé isn’t your favorite, try another chilled, lighter-bodied red or pink.
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