Pairing German Wines With Meals, Part One

Pairing German Wines With Meals, Part One

Perhaps one of the most common questions that people have regarding wine in general is which types of wine are best paired with certain types of food. This is especially true when dealing with German wines because if you are not familiar with the variations that exist with German wine, you may be uncertain about which may be the most suitable choice for your next meal. Luckily, today's blog is a beginning of a series focusing on which wines to pair with your favorite entrees. Today's focus will be wines that can be enjoyed with pasta, rice, or egg dishes.


For lighter pasta or rice meals, you may want to consider a wine that is equally light in terms of the overall sweetness of the taste. If you're a lover of white wines, you might be interested in trying out the Scheurebe or Auslese wines from Baden, Pfalz, and Rheinhessen. Riesling is often a great suggestion to consider, because it has a moderate body that can vary from light to full, and it comes with many variations that are worth trying.  Nahe Riesling always tends to be enjoyable regardless of what type of meal you pair it with.

If you are going to be enjoying a spicy or heavily-seasoned dish, it is better to contrast it with a sweet wine. Consider options such as Spatburgunder Weissherbst, which has light yet rich notes of flavor to complement your meal. Alternatively red wine is going to be best paired with very heavy, rich dishes; these are the meals that you want to enjoy a glass of Portugieser, Lemberger Trocken, or Spatburgunder Trocken.