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What to drink with the sauerkraut?

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Sauerkraut, because of its acidity in the cabbage, goes well with dry, mineral and refreshing white wines. You can find it :

Sauerkraut and wine: a delicate marriage of taste

Between the sour, very aromatic cabbage and the sweet, smoky sausages, it is very difficult to find a wine that can accompany these two flavours. We can't talk about sauerkraut without mentioning beer, and it remains a very popular traditional accompaniment, for good reason, German and Belgian beers are recommended by experts, as they are strong in taste.

If like us you are wine lovers, you will have the choice between red and white! The white wine will go wonderfully with the cabbage, it should be dry, with mineral notes, refreshing, to attenuate the acidity of the cabbage. The second part of the dish, sausages, bacon and other delicacies, calls for a red wine and we can serve with the sauerkraut a red with very light tannins, not to add harshness to the dish, and smoky notes, thus joining the bacon.

Ideal wine appellations with sauerkraut

Which wine to drink with sauerkraut? In white, no revolution: an Alsatian wine is made to go with Alsatian sauerkraut: inAlsace, Riesling and Sylvaner are ideal. White wines from theLoire region such asSancerre,dry Vouvray or Cheverny go perfectly with sauerkraut.Burgundy lovers will be delighted with aPetit Chablis. For reds, the corresponding wines are Pinots Noirs fromAlsace, wines fromTouraine orSancerre in theLoire and finally, in theBeaujolais,Saint-Amour.

Cabbage, bacon and white wine: an ancient history

Fermented cabbage : main ingredient, essential and so particular of the Alsatian sauerkraut... This fermentation process comes from Alsace, having arrived from Germany, which had received it from China, which would have invented it 3000 years before our era! Today tasted in 15 different countries, the sauerkraut is multiple, but in France it is the Alsatian sauerkraut, with the sausage battery which characterizes it, which has the coast. White wine is an ingredient of sauerkraut, white, dry, it is perfect to accompany the acidity of the cabbage during cooking. However, as with tartiflette, it is not necessarily the wine used in the dish that is the best choice to serve alongside it.

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