Tips on How You Can Pair Dried Fruits with Wine

Tips on How You Can Pair Dried Fruits with Wine

Nuts and dried fruits are the star of the show when it comes to snacks and pairings with wine. In autumn, they are in abundance but are always great to have around the house all year long. To balance the diet of today's consumers, they can be paired with fish, poultry and meat sauces, or just eaten by themselves.

To avoid confusion, when you see information about pairing dried fruits with wine – and then see nuts referred to – this is not a mistake. Nuts can be referred to as dried fruits!

Here, we’ll talk about pairing wine and beer with nuts. Then we’ll briefly discuss actual fruit and wine pairings as a bonus – for those who were expecting to see that information after reading the title.

Pairing Nuts With Drinks

Nuts can be paired with drinks just as easily as actual dried fruits. Depending on the kind of nuts you’re interested in, you may decide to pair them with white wine, red wine, sweet wine, or brown beers.

  • Dessert wines and almonds go very well together. Thank Rueda, Chardonnay, or something made with muscat grapes.
  • When the weather turns cold, it’s the perfect time to break out the chestnuts. In parts of Spain, All Saints Day, and in Catalina, Castanyada are both celebrated by pairing chestnuts and rose wines, stout beers, and other full-bodied beverages. When chestnuts accompany other foods, these beverages tend to enhance their flavors.
  • Lots of nutrients and vitamins can be found in walnuts which also benefit our bodies. Pairing walnuts with Cabernet, Malbec, something made with sauvignon grapes, or other red wines, promotes a powerful taste and a beautiful coupling.
  • Most any variety of Sauvignon Blanc goes perfectly with pine nuts. The wine is rich in minerals like phosphorus, iron, and potassium, and these nuts are flavorful and soft.

Now Let’s Looks at Real Fruit and Wine

Here are just a handful of wines and fruits that go perfectly well together:

  • Asti Spumante – blueberries, peaches, pears, and apples
  • Beaujolais – pears and apples
  • Bordeaux – dried fruit, plums, and pears
  • Cabernet – peaches, pears, and apples
  • Champagne – blueberries, lady apples, peaches, strawberries, and seedless grapes
  • Chardonnay – peaches, pears, and apples
  • Chianti – dried fruits and figs
  • Dessert wines – kiwi
  • Fruity red wines or light red wines – pears and apples
  • Merlot – grapes, figs, and apples
  • Pinot Noir – apples, cherries, and berries
  • Riesling – guava and blackberries
  • Sauvignon Blanc – peaches, strawberries, and plums
  • Sherry – figs
  • White Zinfandel – Fuji apples and pears
  • Red Zinfandel – blackberries

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