Thursday, November 14, 2019

Recipe Thursday: Thanksgiving Starters


Thanksgiving is still a couple of weeks away, but it’s certainly not too early to start thinking about the wines you’ll serve not only with the meal, but also when guests arrive. Something sparkling is always a good way to whet the appetite, but it’s also nice to have an option for those who prefer to kick things off with a glass of red. Enter the Filippo Grasso 'Ripiddu' Etna Rosato, a scrumptious Sicilian wine made with Nerello Mascalese. This light red is excellent served chilled and pairs well with with a number of starters. 

The best tuna meatballs (Le migliori polpette di tonno)
Photo Credit: Jamie Oliver

We recommend serving the ‘Ripiddu’ with a classic Sicilian dish, Polpettine di Tonno, or fried tuna croquettes. Jamie Oliver’s version stays true to the traditional recipe using fresh fish and is subtly seasoned with Sicilian herbs and spices. Because of Nerello’s balanced tannin and fruitiness, it pairs exceptionally well with fish.

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