Les Grappes magazine with le parisien
The magazine Les
Grappes & Le Parisien
Everything you always wanted to know about wine but never dared to ask

If you are in a hurry

With a Couscous, we recommend you:

A wine for each couscous

It is difficult to remember only one version of couscous, we all like them! So royal couscous, chicken couscous, sweeter couscous with lots of raisins... as many possible combinations as recipes. A royal couscous traditionally goes with a rosé wine, more specifically, a vegetable couscous or a fish couscous will be better served with a fruity, generous and quite supple wine, because it does not have to compete with very strong flavours in the couscous. Couscous with lamb skewers and its spicy side will be ideal with a light and flowery rosé wine, to soften the mouth.

The ideal appellations to accompany a couscous

The rosé wines of Faugères in Languedoc are to be preferred for a royal couscous, they will bring the essential sweetness to this spicy dish. The fish and 7 vegetable couscous will go perfectly with a wine from Saint-Chinian, still in Languedoc, while the very spicy couscous such as couscous with lamb brochette will be better with a very fresh wine from Provence.

For red wine enthusiasts, the powerful wines of the Côtes-du-Rhône, in the Rhône Valley, will also match the flavours of couscous.

Couscous? No, the couscous!

Winner of all the competitions, one of the favourite dishes of the French... I named couscous! You couldn't miss it, couscous is everywhere, in all its forms, and each of its versions is popular! It therefore becomes a headache to know with which wine to associate couscous... Don't panic: we have looked into the matter, saving you hours of hesitation.

lesgrappes.com utilise des cookies
Learn more