Welcome to Vine to Wine this is your host Linda Moran and today we are answering a question from the email. Recently a listener wrote to ask "I want a recommendation for a pasta sauce that is different and will pair with most any red or white wine. Is there such a thing?
I like it when I get a food and wine pairing question that involves looking for recipes that pair well with both red and white wines. To me the perfect bridge between the two would be a savory mushroom sauce, something fairly earthy and rich. Make a Brown sauce, not a creamy mushroom sauce. No dairy other than a sprinkling of dry cheese as a garnish. Nice wide ribbon pasta is especially well suited to the dish. The sauce I make begins with caramelized onions and an array of fresh and re-hydrated mushrooms. You can easily add different flavors such as sundried tomatoes to give it a different twist. But I personally think to pull off a rich nice mushroom sauce it is best when it is pure. Seasonings such as thyme and marjoram seem to compliment the mushrooms and lend a bit to the versatility of the dish. Give it a try it really does pair well to most all red and white wines. Remember to send your wine questions to Linda at Vine to Wine dot net and thanks for joining me on today’s Vine to Wine.