Beginner's Guide to Wine and Food Pairings with Sutter Home - Lea Carmen

Beginner's Guide to Wine and Food Pairings with Sutter Home

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Happy Monday friends! Today I am sharing a beginner's guide to food and wine pairings with Sutter Home wine. As a beginner for wine and food pairings it is so important to start with a reputable brand of wine. The main idea of pairing is that the flavor notes of the wine compliment the sweet or savory flavors of the food. 
Sutter Home has a long standing tradition, since 1948, of bringing award winning California wines to people everywhere. With 350 medals, you can trust Sutter Home for your entertainment needs. With so many varieties of wine, there is truly something for everyone! Sutter Home offers a great price point for wines and with it's 65 years of wine making I can trust that they provide a consistent, reliable wine.
Today I am going to bring you 2 Latino inspired refreshing summer appetizers that are perfect for your next girl's night, neighborhood bbq, or just a date night with that someone special! To pair the citrus, seafood, and fruity features of these appetizers I am pairing them with Sutter Home Moscato and Sutter Home Pinot Grigio. When featuring seafood, the general rule of wine pairing is to pair a white crisp wine.

Shrimp Ceviche

Recipe Via

This shrimp ceviche recipe is the perfect summer appetizer recipe! If you have never had ceviche before it is a Latin dish that features seafood cooked in citric acid from lime and lemon juice. The mixture also features red onion, cilantro, tomato, and Serrano chilies! For this recipe I used cooked shrimp just to ensure that the seafood was cooked. I would advise you do the same! Also, please use gloves when dicing the Serrano chilies, I got some of the spice chemicals underneath my nails and it burned my skin. Be careful! Pairing the Sutter Home Moscato and Sutter Home Pinot Grigio was an obvious choice for pairing because of the crisp, sweet nature of these wines. 

When entertaining you can choose to serve this dish family-style (pictures below) or in single serve dishes (pictured above). To dress up the serving add a shrimp or two on the dish, I mean how cute are these?!

 Pineapple Mango Salsa

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I absolutely love this pineapple mango salsa recipe! This was my first time making and tasting this dish and it is muy delicioso! I am sure that many of us have gone to Latin restaurants and salsa is almost always served as a first course to the main course. This salsa uses an interesting combination of fruits and vegetables to achieve a great sweet and mildly spicy taste. The citrus notes of the salsa (mostly from the pineapple) make Sutter Home Moscato and Sutter Home Pinot Grigio obvious choices for wine pairings. 

So many times we throw away the pineapple casing! For this recipe, halve the pineapple and cut out (hollow) the halve with the crown on top. This is such cute and botanical approach to presentation that your guests will absolutely love!

Sutter Home wines are a great choice to begin food and wine pairings. These wines compliment Latin appetizers and culture because they bring people together and make you feel right at home. That is what Latino culture is all about!

To see more varieties of Sutter Home wines be sure to check them out here!




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