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Pairing Wine with Butternut Squash Soup


Picture of Butternut Squash Soup Around autumn, especially in Ontario, Butternut Squash soup is a great treat that is enjoyed at home, or served as an opening course at a variety of banquets or weddings.   Often made in a creamy style, this luxurious soup is both warming and nourishing.

While not really a red wine friendly food, there are lots of white wines that will complement this harvest dish.

If the soup is done in a creamy style, look no further than a Chardonnay.  Chardonnay is great as often they are ‘buttery’, which just adds to the butternut squash flavours.  A dry Riesling is another great choice.  Since Butternut Squash soup often has other vegetables mixed in, such as carrots, leeks or onions, the vegetable friendly Grüner Veltliner is a great choice as well.

Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer and Viognier are great white wines that will not only compliment this dish but breathe even more life into each spoonful.  A Amontillado Sherry is a great alternative to white wine in that its full and flavourful qualities will stand up and compliment the rich textures of the soup.

For butternut squash soups that are a little sweeter, (due to the addition of honey, nutmeg, roasted chestnuts, apple or peanut butter) our favourite wine would be a Semillon/Chardonnay blend.  Semillon often has a nutty characteristic to it that works well with the sweet nature of the soup, while the Chardonnay grape provides enough richness to stand up to the heaviness of the soup.


Written by: Joel Baxter



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