The Grapevine

Food & Wine Pairing: Sangiovese and Cacio e Pepe

August 26th, 2016

A classic, but one we haven’t had in ages. We had it last night and, despite it being “National Pinot Noir Day” according to my lovely wife, we opted for a more traditional pairing. [level-members]

That traditional pairing would be Sangiovese. Tough to beat that combination. Not that other pairings wouldn’t work well, either, but this really is a dish that screams out for a “local” pairing.

And truth be told, even though this is rightly thought of as a wintertime comfort food, it was a nice break from salads and grilled fare that dominates our summer table.

Here’s the recipe we based our dinner on from Bon Appetit via Epicurious. There are literally dozens of variations out there. We used bucatini.

Cacio e Pepe

We’ll leave it to you to pick your favorite Sangiovese – as with the recipe, there are many to choose from, and at a range of prices.

Enjoy an August break from summer eating!