Friday, June 20, 2008

White Zinfandel wine and food pairings

Drink What You Like - food matches for White Zinfandel

After drilling the same theme into my wine students' heads for five weeks in a row - "Drink What You Like" - I have to admit that I am remiss in not posting wine and food pairings for a type of wine that one of my students, Rosa, admitted very bravely that she loves.

These matches are for you, Rosa –

Pepperoni Pizza is mentioned as a match for White Zin in this article:
http://www.americanwinery.com/reading_room/article/174/Wine_&_Pizza_Matcher_

White Zinfandel is also listed as a pairing for a hamburger with Pickled Relish & Yellow Mustard here:
http://www.americanwinery.com/reading_room/article/176/Wine_With_My_Burger%20_

Vigilant lists White Zinfandel matches, including pasta dishes with cream sauces, fish, pork, bacon and pancetta, mild cheeses, Asian cuisine, couscous, crab cakes, Creole, crudités, dessert, egg dishes, Indian cuisine and tandoori spices, lamb, pâté, and anti-pasto, at its website here: http://education.vigilantinc.com/residential/wine-food-guide.asp

Even Eric Asimov has experimented with White Zin, and found it was a good match with a meal of scallops over linguine:
http://thepour.blogs.nytimes.com/2006/06/27/white-zin-memories/

Drink what you like.

If you like White Zinfandel, try matching it with meals that could also be paired with an off-dry Riesling.

Leave YOUR recommendations in the comments section of this post.


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2 comments:

Albany Jane said...

White zin is my absolute favorite wine - thanks for the pairing list! I like it by itself, but you're right - come to think of it it really helps cut heavy foods!

Anonymous said...

I love white zinfandel. Last night I paired it with a creamy pasta dish with tilapia and it turned out to be pretty good.

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