Best Wine to Pair with Different Greek Dishes

Pairing a flavorful wine with delicious Greek food is one of the best accomplishments when constructing a meal. Different Greek dishes can provide a collection of flavors, and a specific bottle of wine can help enhance them even more. Here is a breakdown of some delicious Greek dishes and the best wine you can pair them with.

Souvlaki Wine Pairings

Indulge in Souvlaki, a skewer packed with succulent Greek meats like lamb, pork, or chicken, grilled to perfection with aromatic spices. Served alongside a flavorful tzatziki sauce and warm pita bread, it offers a satisfying and light dining experience. 

Pair this dish with a crisp white wine like Sauvignon Blanc or Assyrtiko, a Greek grape variety known for its bright and refreshing characteristics.

Greek Salad Wine Pairings 

Fresh Greek Salad stands as one of the most famous Greek dishes. This vibrant Salad combines cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, olives, and feta cheese, all delicately dressed with high-quality olive oil and seasoned with fragrant Greek herbs like mint.

With its light and refreshing profile, Greek Salad calls for a similarly light and lively wine pairing. Opt for a light-bodied Rosé or a crisp white Greek wine like Roditis to complement the Salad’s vibrant flavors.

Spanakopita Wine Pairings

You have to try Spanakopita, a delectable Greek pastry crafted from layers of flaky phyllo dough, spinach, feta cheese, and aromatic herbs. This savory pastry can be enjoyed any time of the day and makes a great appetizer or side dish for dinner. 

To complement the richness of Spanakopita, opt for a Chardonnay or Malbec to highlight its already exquisite flavors.

Grilled Octopus Wine Pairings

If you are a seafood lover, try grilled octopus, a Greek favorite. The octopus is marinated in olive oil, lemon juice, and Greek herbs before being cooked directly on the grill. 

A dry white wine like Assyrtiko is an excellent choice for splendidly pairing with grilled octopus. Its subtle flavors complement the dish, allowing the octopus’s full spectrum of flavors to shine through.

Visit Bar Vlaha for Greek Food and Wine 

As you can tell, there are many unique dishes to pair with your next bottle of wine. At Bar Vlaha located in Washington Square of Brookline, MA, we have plenty of different wine pairing options for our Greek cuisine. Make reservations today to visit us with friends and family. 

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