Sutter Home White Zinfandel & Food Pairing

Sutter Home White Zinfandel is an off-dry rosé wine made with the Zinfandel grape. This wine has superb aromas and flavours of strawberries and melon. The body is well balanced in that it is initially sweet, becomes a little creamy, and then finishes dry, making the wine simultaneously decadent and refreshing. While this is the perfect wine to enjoy as an aperitif on a hot summer day, below are four foods this wine would go great with.

Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Toasted Walnuts

Spinach Salad with Toasted Walnuts & Strawberries

Sutter Home White Zinfandel is perfect with a Strawberry Spinach Salad. The strawberry aromas found in this wine are a nice complement to the strawberries used in this salad. Meanwhile the crisp nature of this wine is refreshing against the earthy flavours of the spinach and toasty walnuts.

Indian Dishes and Wine Pairing

Sutter Home White Zinfandel comes in handy when you are dining on spicier Indian Cuisine. The heat of the spices often causes a small fire in your mouth, and the low alcohol and slightly sweet flavours of this wine puts that fire out. With the heat gone, your mouth really picks up on those subtle spicy flavours of the food you never noticed before when you were frantically breathing fire.

Sutter Home White Zinfandel Wine and Hamburgers

Every time I host a backyard barbecue, the confusion once associated with food and wine pairing clears instantly when people see how great this Zinfandel and Hamburgers pair up. Many people slather their hamburgers with ketchup, BBQ sauce, or other sodium and fatty drenched condiments. I serve my hamburgers simple and clean, with a few fresh vegetables like lettuce, tomato, pickles and onions. Then I allow the sweeter flavours of the wine to bring out the great meat flavours, Meanwhile, the refreshing nature of the wine washes away the saltiness of the meat often caused by the seasoning. However, unlike those sauces, the fresh condiments I put on top are not drowned out by artificial flavours and preservatives. Instead, the acidity of the wine brings the lettuce, onion pickle and tomato flavours forward. The whole combination is an eye opener, and always noticeable by my guests who rave that they just had the best darn burger of their life.

Baba Ghanoush and Rosé wine

Freshly made Baba Ghanoush served with pitas or flatbread is often a dish I bring to potluck dinners or movie nights, along with a bottle of Sutter Home White Zinfandel. I enjoy how the light creaminess of this wine goes great with the richness of the dip. While the Baba Ghanoush coats your mouth after a few bites, the refreshing nature of the wine strips away those fats, allowing each bite to taste brand new and fresh.

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