Deco Rossi, from Winet, explains how to combine different wines with classic appetizers to enjoy the World Cup matches
If you are a wine and football lover, you must be thinking about how to enjoy the World Cup, pairing different types of wines with appetizers.
This combination may not seem like an easy task, but we asked the wine expert Decò Rossi by Winet, a few options and with tips you won’t go wrong. Prepare your cup and choose your snack!
Whites in general, preferably from bunches of grapes Pinot Gris and Chardonnay the younger ones, as it is a light food with a not too intense flavour. If it’s buttered, a Chardonnay with a short aging in barrel is fine.
Snacks generally packaged as Nuts (Almonds, Peanuts, Pistachios, Chestnuts…), Peanut Eggs, Potato Chips. In this case, white people in general like it Sauvignon Blanc, young Chardonnay, Semillon, Torrontés they are fine for the lightness of these meals. Rose even light can be fine, as well as sparkling wines.
Cheese and Cold
You white, rosé and sparkling wines they usually shine with cheeses for having more acidity and lighter body and not having tannins, which can struggle with very salty and fatty foods. If you don’t want to give up a red, a Pinot noir, light redAll right!
But sausages can ask for something with more body and can even start with a Pinot Noir more body and go to other similar Malbec, Cabernet (Franc and Sauvignon), Merlot, Carmenere and Syrah🇧🇷 I would avoid those with a lot of body like Brunello di Montalcino, Barolos and Uruguayan Tannats.
Esfiha, kebabs, cheese bread, sausages/hot dogs, coxinha: in general, these dishes, especially the more fatty ones, require white, rosé and sparkling wines so that the tannins of the reds don’t fight with the fat and salt.
But when they are roasted, such as sfiha and kibbeh and which still have meat, they can face a red in general, such as Malbec, Cabernet (Franc and Sauvignon), Merlot, Carmenere and what i like most about arabic food, the Syrah🇧🇷
“But always, what I say most is that it is important to eat as you like and drink the wine you want. Rules in the world of wine are not good, but guidelines that can help, but which are not rules or truths absolutes “, emphasizes the expert.