Curious on how to pair your favorite salads with wine? Look no further: here’s a peek into some fun pairings for the “I don’t feel like cooking, let’s have a salad” nights.

When it comes to wine and salad, confusion can sometimes rear its ugly head. There are so many factors one must consider. First, there are the veggies, and then you have cheese, and oh dear… bacon bits.

Well, it turns out the key is in the dressing.

Wine with Salad Food Pairing - it's all about the dressing

Wine with Salad Food Pairing - it's all about the dressing

When it comes to wine pairing, it’s (almost) always about the sauce.

Wine and Salad Dressing

  • Buttermilk Ranch: try it with a buttery, oak-aged California Chardonnay
  • Classic Italian Dressing: Match with a crisp, refreshing Italian Verdicchio
  • Caesar: This matches well with fish-friendly French Pouilly Fumé (a cool-climate Sauvignon Blanc!)
  • Bleu Cheese: Great with zippy, high-acidity Vinho Verde
  • Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette: a lively, fruitful Valpolicella Rispasso or Pinot Noir

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