Matching wine with vegetables

How to match wine with vegetable dishes

When cooking dinner for your loved ones and friends, one of the most stressful moments in planning a meal is what wine to pair with your dish. This guide will give you all you need to know about how to pair wine with vegetable dishes, so you can create a masterpiece meal that will leave your guests salivating for more.

Pairing wine with avocados

Yes avocado is a fruit, but it’s a very vegetable tasting one, and one that works beautifully with herbaceous, grassy and fruity wines. A Sauvignon Blanc or lightly oaked Chardonnay will do wonders.

Pairing wine with beans & lentils

The intense, meaty flavours of beans and lentils can call for medium to full bodied reds with strong fruit and tannin. Shiraz is top of the class here, though a Merlot and Zinfandel will also go down a treat.

Pairing wine with grilled vegetables

A fruity to medium bodied red, such as Dolcetto, Pinot Noir or Chianti.

Pairing wine with mushrooms

Simply speaking there is only one wine to remember – Pinot Noir. The earthy mushroom taste and the fruit of the Pinot make for a divine contrast.