grapes and vinification. This process is combination of both Greek and Etruscans methods. Red berry and white berry are two major Italian grapes varieties. Sicily, Apulia, Tuscany, Marche, Veneto, Calabria, Abruzzo, Lombardy and Lazio are the regions famous for the production of these varieties (Corrado & Odorici, 2010). The five food pairings for the Italian wine is shown in the following chart. Both wines and foods have Italian taste. Only single food is mentioned with respect to each wine. However, a perfect meal can be arranged with each of these wines through including the suitable foods. It is compulsory to mention that white wines are better to serve with lighter foods like green veggie and fish while red wines can be served with both hard and fast foods. Sr. Number Italian Wine Name Suitable Foods 01 Prosecco Nibbles (Meat) 02 Soave White Wine Spaghetti with Ramps 03 Chianti Veal Meatballs in Red Wine Sauce 04 Vin Santo Gorgonzola, Honey and Walnuts 05 Rocca delle Macie Vernaccia Panzanella Salad References
Wine Pairings 4 Corrado, R., & Odorici, V. (2010). Winemakers and wineries in the evolution of the Italian wine industry: 1997–2006. Journal of Wine Research, 20 (2), 111-124. Galgano, F., Favati, F., Caruso, M., Scarpa, T., & Palma, A. (2014). Analysis of trace elements in southern Italian wines and their classification according to provenance. LWT-Food Science and Technology, 41 (10), 1808-1815.
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