Weeknight Dinner Recipe and Wine Pairing at Wine4.Me/blog

A delicious dinner doesn't have to take a lot of time, and this Shrimp Linguine with Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce is proof. Pair it with one of these wines.

Photo Source: A Cedar Spoon. Used with permission.

A delicious dinner doesn’t have to take a lot of time to prepare, and this 15-Minute Shrimp Linguine with Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce from A Cedar Spoon is proof. It’s an easy meal for an at-home date night or simple weeknight meal. Enjoy it with crusty bread, a salad, and a good bottle of wine. Try pairing it with one of these wines.

Shrimp Linguine Wine Pairing

Look for a dry fresh white wine with good acidity. You want something that can cut through any richness from the butter but also has acidity to stand up to the lemon flavors and strength to handle the garlic. These are all great options that will work seamlessly with this dish. Tip: use the same wine you plan to drink in the sauce for balance.

Chenin Blanc: Beringer Chenin Blanc ~ $7

For a fun weeknight value wine try this aromatic Chenin Blanc loaded with citrus, melon, and honey flavors, along with some ginger and nutmeg spice. Lush and juicy on the palate, this one also has a touch of sweetness that works nicely with the flavors of the garlicky shrimp.

Pinot Gris/Grigio: Kris Pinot Grigio ~ $12

This Pinot Gris is incredibly versatile and works well with anything from pizza to this light shrimp pasta dinner. It’s clean and light with citrus, floral, and almond aromas and flavors. The wine is very refreshing with lively acidity allowing it to stand up to the citrus dominated flavors of the sauce.

Pinot Gris/Grigio: Brancott Estate Pinot Grigio ~ $12

This Pinot Grigio from New Zealand has some floral aromas but is also full of pears, apples, juicy peaches, and some mild spice notes. It is refreshing and crisp on the palate with some sweet lemon flavors finishing that will sing with this pasta.

Sauvignon Blanc: The Hess Collection ‘Hess Select’ Sauvignon Blanc ~ $12

If you’re looking for something zesty and crisp, try this Sauvignon Blanc from California. It has some nice lemon, grapefruit, and tropical flavors and crisp acidity with a touch of sweetness on the finish that balances out the sweet shrimp and citrusy sauce.

Sauvignon Blanc: Chateau de Sancerre ‘Sancerre’ ~ $24

For a different style Sauvignon Blanc, try this one from France’s Loire Valley. This wine has a blend of citrus, floral, and herbal flavors with a lingering mineralty throughout. It’s rich and full in the mouth and is a great match for the buttery and lemony shrimp.

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