White wine has received a lot of well-deserved flak over the years, but it’s time to change the story. It isn’t that people don’t like white wine; it’s just that they’re not familiar with how to properly try white wine pairings with food and get the most out of their experience with it. By experimenting with different styles and types of wine, you can learn how to pair white wines with your favorite dishes, whether you want to go light or bold on your palate.
Oysters on the Half Shell
No one can deny that oysters are a delicacy, but they’re also an acquired taste. Oysters on the half-shell are a perfect way to introduce yourself to this delicacy while going through all of its unique flavors. The best thing about pairing them with white wine is that you can drink as much or as little of it as you want. Just because you’re having an oyster doesn’t mean that you need to drink a whole bottle of wine, after all!
Kettle Cooked Chips & White Wine?
In recent years, there has been an increased demand for chips in different flavors, shapes, and textures. One of the most popular types of chips is kettle-cooked chips. These are thicker than your typical chip, which gives them a crunchier texture than your average chip. There are many different brands to choose from when shopping for kettle-cooked chips, but one of the more popular brands is named Sea Salt & Vinegar Kettle Chips. This chip is made with 100% potato and contains no artificial flavors or preservatives. Surprisingly these potato chips go well with serval different white wine pairings.
All-Time Classic: Cheese & White Wine Pairings
Many of us love cheese. The perfect accompaniment to a glass of wine, good cheese can elevate an ordinary meal into something special. Whether you are looking to pair it with red wine or white wine, here are some of our favorite cheeses to enjoy with your next glass.
White Wine Pairings with Roast Chicken
If you’ve never tried roasting a chicken, it’s time to give it a go. It’s a perfect recipe to make on a Sunday evening when you want something delicious and satisfying but doesn’t want to spend hours in the kitchen. This combination is pure perfection and the white wine pairings are just a bonus!
Yum! Crème Brûlée to Top Off Your Dessert
A classic French dessert, crème brûlée is a sweet custard with a caramelized crust. The pairing of this dish with white wine is so common that it’s hard to imagine one without the other. But don’t be afraid to push your culinary boundaries and try pairing it with something new! Here are some ideas:
–Sauvignon Blanc: Crisp, tart, and refreshing.
Pinot Grigio with Your Grilled Bread
Give your food a little crunch with grilled bread. Some great pairings include grilled bread with prosciutto and arugula, grilled bread with fennel, tomato, and olive oil, or roasted vegetables on grilled bread. Serve it up with a white wine like Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.
Chicken Salad Sandwiches Perfect for Different White Wine Pairings
To make a chicken salad sandwich, start by cooking a whole or half of a rotisserie chicken in your oven. Add mayonnaise and season with salt and pepper to taste. Chop the cooked chicken into bite-sized pieces and add these to a bowl with your favorite veggies, such as celery, carrots, red onion, raisins, parsley, grapes, and walnuts. For an extra kick of flavor, add some horseradish sauce. Mix everything together until it’s well combined. Finally, top off the meal with your favorite white wine for complete enjoyment.
Who Says Turkey Burgers and White Wine Don’t Mix?
A turkey burger is a classic, but if you want to mix things up a bit, try a bottle of white wine paired with fried turkey burgers and honey mustard sauce. You can get all of the ingredients from your local grocery store and it will only take about 10 minutes to make. Plus, it’s way healthier than beef!
Coconut Chicken Curry (Boneless, Skinless Breasts only!)
White wine pairings and coconut chicken curry are one of my favorite things to eat. I love a spicy dish and the sweetness of coconut milk pairs wonderfully with assorted white wines. For this dish, you can use bone-in, skin-on breasts if you prefer more flavor in your dish.
Did Someone Say Chicken Meatballs and White Wine?
This recipe is absolutely simple and easy to make, with only five ingredients. The flavors are light and well-balanced, which pairs well with a crisp white wine like Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc. These meatballs are flavorful without being too spicy or heavy. Plus, they’re a great appetizer that can be served at any time of day!