What grows together, goes together: match GREEK SALAD with Greek Assyrtiko white; Spanish Verdejo also works!
Technically a fruit, sweet but acidic tomatoes thrive with dry sparkling wines: unctuous Caprese salad of tomatoes layered with basil and creamy mozzarella is divine with Prosecco and downright decadent with Champagne!
Whether your salad base is crunchy green beans or broccoli florets, shredded cabbage or sliced Brussels sprouts, a Riesling with a touch of sweetness is just the ticket for full-flavoured green vegetables, including brassicas.
SOFT AND STARCHY
With salads based on grains, potatoes, chickpeas or legumes, “This is where I love those big, unctuous Chardonnays!” says Jordan Alessi. With a spicy Asian noodle salad, he recommends Gewürztraminer—but since spicy food can seem to amplify alcohol in wine, choose one with an ABV around 12% or less. Roasted vegetables can find a savoury pair with a silky red like Zinfandel or Grenache.