Are you looking for some comfort food? Homemade tomato soup is just the thing! Julia from A Cedar Spoon gives her recipe for tomato soup a bit of a twist by adding some spinach, vegetables, and orzo pasta. If you wish, you can add the traditional grilled cheese sandwich for dipping.
As for wine, you’ve got lots of options when pairing with tomato soup. If you want to go the traditional route and add grilled cheese, try a Rosé, Chardonnay, or Pinot Grigio. If you prefer red wine, skip the grilled cheese and try a Malbec.
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Tomato Spinach Orzo Soup Recipe and Wine Pairing
Rosé: Barefoot Refresh Perfectly Pink ~ $6
If you’re looking for something to contrast the warm comforting soup, look for something semi-sweet and fruity like this rosé. It is light bodied and mildly fizzy, with flavors of mandarin orange, peach, cherry, and raspberry.
Chardonnay: Peter Lehmann Chardonnay ~ $11
Throw in a buttery grilled cheese and this combo screams for a Chardonnay. This one has aromas and flavors of peach and lemon, a smooth and soft body, and a refreshing finish.
Pinot Gris: Helfrich Pinot Gris ~ $14
Crisp white wines, like this Pinot Gris, are a great match for this acidic soup. This example from Alsace, France is rich with ripe peach, mango, apple, and pear aromas. It is juicy and full on the palate with lingering mineral tones. This is a versatile food wine that will pair with anything from a roasted chicken, to Asian fare, to this tomato soup.
Malbec: Septima Malbec ~ $11
In the mood for red? Reach for a low tannin fruity red wine like this Malbec with aromas of cherry and vanilla. The palate is soft and smooth with mild tannins and a toasty smokiness that would compliment both the soup and a toasty grilled cheese if you decide to go that route.
Malbec: Dona Paula Los Cardos Malbec ~ $10
Fruity aromas of plum and dark berries fill the glass on this full-bodied Malbec. The palate is smooth, fruity, and lush. This would be a nice option for a cold fall night cuddled up with a nice book and a big bowl of the comforting soup.
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