Alfredo Sauce & Wine Pairing


Alfredo Sauce is a creamy pasta sauce that is extremely rich and flavourful. You can buy many high quality jarred versions, or you can make your own at home simply using cream, butter and Parmesan cheese.

Chicken Alfredo

For Pasta in Alfredo sauce, an Italian Orveito is the wine to reach for.   Orveito is a crisp, dry white wine from Central Italy, and perhaps a quintessential Italian white wine. This wine features lemon, lime, green apple, apricot and almond on the nose and palate followed by a mineral finish. The fruit flavours are a great way to cut through the richness of the Alfredo sauce, while the almond brings out the nuttiness found in the pasta itself.

Orveito can be a tricky wine to nail down as its personality differs from vineyard to vineyard.  To be prescribed a DOC seal, Orvieto must be 40-60% trebbiano grape, 15-25% verdello grape, and the remainder being a mix of other grapes.  Thus you’ll find rather neutral Italian trebiano Orveito vs wineries who add more grapes to the mix.

Chardonnay is another nice white wine to pair with Alfredo sauce. I prefer a full bodied Chardonnay that has a buttery flavour to it. This buttery quality will complement the rich texture and flavour of the Alfredo Sauce. Meanwhile the crisp tropical flavours in the wine will cut through the sauce and highlight any additional ingredients you might have tossed in the pasta such as shrimp, lobster or chicken.

Beer and Alfredo Sauce Pairings

Our favourite beer and Alfredo Sauce Pairing has to be an Oatmeal Stout.  this is a very rich beer with a slight sweetness that complements the rich and creamy texture of the sauce.  If the pasta dish has bacon in it, the Smoked Oatmeal Stout by Trafalgar Brewery is a good match (when it is in Season)  Cadillac Graveyard, by Flying Monkeys Brewery is another fantastic choice!

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