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What to drink with lasagne

What to drink with lasagne

When we talk about lasagne it’s probably the meaty version that’s uppermost in most people’s minds but these days there are many different kinds. Here are my favourite wine pairings:

Classic lasagne
Basically you can go for the same type of wines as you would for a spaghetti bolognese only the cheese sauce tends to make the sauce a bit richer so you might want to go for slightly more full-bodied versions of those wines. A Rioja crianza, a medium-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon or a Syrah/Malbec blend would be a good match too

Vegetarian lasagnes
Depends what’s in them. If they include roasted vegetables like tomatoes, peppers and courgettes a gutsy Languedoc or Roussillon red would be a good match. If they include spinach or chard, a dry Italian white like a Gavi might be a better choice while a pumpkin or butternut squash lasagne will suit a richer white like a Viognier or oak-aged Chardonnay

Lasagne vincigrassi
A particularly opulent style of mushroom lasagne made with porcini and cream. That’s absolutely going to love a creamy white burgundy or other Chardonnay or even a glass of champagne. Red burgundy or other Pinot Noirs would also be a good match.

Fish lasagnes
Often have very similar ingredients to a fish pie so suit similar wines. Try a smooth creamy Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc or fuller Italian white like a Soave.

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Mike on October 25 2014 at 10:22

agree in Italian wines; classic pairing would be a Barbara d' Alba

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Vincent on September 29 2014 at 02:06

Why would you go outside of Italy for a Bolognese match? There are so many great wines, from Barbera to Super Tuscan. Also, Bechamel is not a cheese sauce.

Trevor, you need to do some eating my friend...or some travel to Emilia Romagna. You are confused about bechamel.

Trevor on March 30 2014 at 08:15

Red wine with a bechamel sauce? I don't think so.

Fiona Beckett on January 12 2014 at 09:53

Good tip! Mind you everything is pretty nice on a warm afternoon!

Marcelo on January 11 2014 at 18:10

Try the lasagna bolognese with a red dry lambrusco at a warm afternoon....unbeatable!

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