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 lasagneBasically 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 lasagneDepends 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
Fish lasagneOften 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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