Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio & Food Pairings

For years, Santa Margherita’s Pinot Grigio has been the number one imported wine sold in North America’s restaurants. And for a good reason, as this Italian white wine delivers a consistently clean and dry flavour with a pleasant golden apple, peach, and citrus taste year after year.

seafood platter

Our top four food pairings with Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio are:

Seafood Spaghetti and Pinot Grigio Pairings

Pinot Grigio is great with clams, shrimp, squid, crab, lobster and mussels all tossed with spaghetti in a light cream sauce. This pairing works so well as Pinot Grigio will not overpower the delicate seafood flavours, but rather draw them out. The wine is also not overly acidic to curdle the cream sauce, but rather, cut through it so each bite is just as flavourful as the last.

Aside from shellfish, Pinot Grigio goes well with white fish, followed by grilled Chilean sea-bass, pan-seared grouper, snapper, mahimahi, tilapia, and flounder.

Best Wine to Drink with Sushi

Sushi is deceptive as it sounds pretty basic, but when you are feasting at a Sushi buffet, you end up with something quite diverse. You have seaweed, rice, salmon, tuna, octopus, scallops, cucumber, spices, sea urchin, and the list goes on and on. Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio is one of the few white wines that can tackle this diversity of flavours due to its crisp dry flavour.

Prosciutto & Pinot Grigio Pairing

Pinot Grigio just isn’t for fish! Prosciutto is cured ham that is so rich, it melts in your mouth. Prosciutto can be eaten on its own, as part of an antipasto platter, or you can wrap asparagus in it, or chop it up and throw it on pizza or in pasta. This rich meat goes best with a crisp Pinot Grigio, like Santa Margarita , which is dry with a brilliant acidity to wash away the fat of each bite.

pasta with proscuitto

Best Wine to Pair with Hotdogs

Santa Margherita is an elegant wine, and well, Hot Dogs are not. However, that’s not a reason to shy away from this amazing combination. With hotdogs, you have a fatty meat, slathered in condiments such as mustard, ketchup, cheese, bacon bits, onions, sriracha, sauerkraut, and the list goes on. With such a rich dish, you want a wine that is refreshing, and a dry, but crisp white wine like Pinot Grigio will do the trick for you.

It’s no surprise Santa Margherita is one of the best selling white wines on the market. It has earned its reputation as a crisp white wine that pairs well with a diverse amount of foods. When I worked as a banquet server, we served this wine at thousands of wedding receptions and always received glowing reviews as it matched well with appetizers, hors d’ oeuvres, salads, soups, and main courses.

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