Pairing Sauterne Wine: What Tastes Good With This Beverage?

Posted on: 12 January 2018

Were you recently given a bottle of sauterne wine? Someone you know may have decided to purchase the wine for you as a gift for a special occasion because he or she believed it would be something you'd enjoy. If you're planning to test it out with your family and friends, you're probably going to want to have some treats prepared to serve with it. Because it's a sweet wine, it often tastes best when it's paired with some savory finger foods because then you'd have the perfect combination of sweet and savory.

Mini Meatball Sticks

If you'd like to make a truly delicious and savory finger food to serve with your sauterne wine, you can make mini meatball sticks. Many people love the mini meatball sticks because they can just grab a toothpick, eat it, and enjoy it. Making the mini meatballs is quite simple. You'd just need to combine a pound of lean ground beef in a bowl with a cup of panko breadcrumbs, a tablespoon of yellow mustard, a teaspoon of garlic powder, one egg, and a ½ cup of chopped onion.

Roll your mixture into small balls, spread them out on a baking sheet, and cook in the oven for about 30 minutes or until they've browned. Once the meatballs are cooked to perfection, stick a toothpick in each one and set them out on a tray for your guests to eat at their leisure.

Crispy Chicken Bites

Mix things up by serving meatballs and crispy chicken bites for those who will enjoy the perfect savory finger food with a crispy texture. It's easy to make these chicken bites. Simply cut skinless, boneless chicken breast into small cubes, season with a teaspoon of garlic powder, and soak in lime juice for 30 minutes.

After those 30 minutes have passed, add a cup of flour into a bowl with a teaspoon of chili powder, a teaspoon of paprika, pinch of cayenne pepper, and a teaspoon of onion powder. Toss the chicken into the bowl with the flour, completely coating each piece. Cook these coated chicken bites in oil on the stove-top until they're crispy and golden in color. Serve on a tray with a dipping sauce of your choice.

If you're going to try sauterne wine for the first time and you'd like to have something good to eat with it, consider making some savory finger foods. The wine has a sweet and flavorful taste that pairs well with the savory, salty foods. These two recipes are simple enough to make and serve with your new bottle of wine.