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November 20, 2014
The perfect wine for your pasta

When choosing wines to serve with pasta dishes, the main consideration should be the fat content of the sauce. If the sauce contains a high quantity of oil, cream, or butter, serve a wine with high acidity like Gavi, Soave, Pinot Grigio or Spumante. Also pay attention to the intensity of the sauce's flavor. A medium intensity would call for a Merlot. A more full-bodied wine like Cabernet or Zinfandel would be appropriate for meat sauces.