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Which wine to pair with moussaka

If you’re wondering what type of wine to serve with moussaka the obvious answer is a Greek red. The dry, dark-fruited character of the country’s indigenous grapes suits the dish perfectly.

If you’re unfamiliar with Greek wines, agiorgitiko and xinomavro are both reasonably widely available home grown varieties.

Other good options would be a southern Italian or Sicilian red such as an aglianico, negroamaro or nero d’avola - the sort of wines that would also go with a lasagna.

Zinfandel and carignan are other possibilities too - or even a Moroccan or Lebanese red if that’s what you have to hand.

If you’re not a red wine drinker there aren’t many white wines that are great with moussaka but a more full-bodied white like a white grenache would be able to handle the richness of the dish.

Or, if you're feeling adventurous, you could go for an orange or amber wine which generally pair well with aubergines.

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