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The perfect symphony

Perfect food & wine matches

The perfect food and wine pairing with Waitrose Cellar
Spaghetti Bolognese and white wine

Spaghetti Bolognese and white wine

Yes, it can be done - white wine with a rich tomato meat sauce. Traditional "ragu bolognese" has milk added to it and this tempers the richness slightly adding a further level of acidity to the dish. Combine this with the tomatoes and you have a wonderful dish full of fresh flavours from the meat and herbs. Reds work well, but so do whites with a bit of body and plenty of acidity. Obviously Italian dishes pair well with Italian wines and one of the best from our range to complement this dish would be Malvira Roero Arneis - give it a go for yourself!

Fish and red wine

Fish and red wine

A meaty fish like monkfish, when served grilled with a salad and a beurre blanc, would be heavenly with a white Burgundy. However, if the monkfish was wrapped in Parma ham and served on a bed of puy lentils the more robust flavours will stand up to lighter reds.

Lightly chilling the red in this instance would create a wonderful match. Try the Croix de Chaintres Saumur-Champigny as a delicious example.