The secret to pairing pasta and wine? Look past the pasta and pay attention to the sauce! We’ve pulled together some of our favorite wines to sip alongside a bowl of saucy noodles. Read on for a few of our favorite pasta-friendly picks!
Chardonnay is a classic pairing with cream-based pasta sauces, and we’re especially fond of the Josh Cellars Sonoma Reserve Chardonnay. This wine pairs beautifully with creamy pasta dishes, chicken, fish, and it’s also great all by itself. $18
If you’re in the mood for a hearty ragu, the Blazon Pinot Noir is for you! This particular pinot noir drinks bigger and richer than other pinots, with a hint of subtle spice on the finish. $10
The Seven Deadly Zins Sinner’s Select from Lodi the perfect partner for a bowl of spaghetti and meatballs! This wine is made from very old vines and bursts with flavors of berries and plums. The silken tannins and spice offer a welcome balance to tomato-based pastas. $13
Rieslings are ultra food-friendly wines and the Schloss Vollrads Qualitätswein Riesling is no exception. Because of its bright acidity, this wine will pair beautifully with a variety of pasta dishes like something spicy or cream-based! $19
Rosés pair with just about anything and one of Tanji’s go-to’s is the Becker Vineyards Provencal Rosé. It is a perfect choice for red wine drinkers or white wine drinkers who want a more full-bodied wine for food. It’ll pair with pretty much any pasta from a light pesto to a rich mac-and-cheese! $9