Italian Wine and Pasta Pairings For A "Stay Home Weekend"


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by Brian Fry   | 196 entries


The Valley weather forecast is not very pleasant for the next 36 hours, so whet better time to hunker down at home and enjoy some hearty pasta and Italian wines.

My friends at Barilla have shared some wonderful pasta ideas and asked me to pair the wines with them. Now you enjoy your own Italian wine dinner in the comfort of your home without braving the ice, snow, wind and freezing temperatures!

Barilla Restaurants is a fast-casual eatery that offers a wide variety of traditional and authentic Italian menu items with locations in New York City and Los Angeles, with a focus on authentic recipes and fresh ingredients. Barilla Restaurants has offerings to suit all lifestyles and diets from fresh Italian pasta and pizza to wholegrain and gluten-free pasta, and vegan, high-protein salads.

Here's a look at five pairings that are sure to warm you up this weekend

Tomato-Based Pasta: Spaghetti Al Pomodoro Wine Pairing: 2015 Le Volte dell' Cornelia

Seafood Pasta: Penne Mare Blu Wine Pairing: NV Mionetto Prosecco

Pesto Pasta: Farfalle Genovesi Wine Pairing: 2016 Castello Banfi San Angelo Pinot Grigio

Spicy Tomato Pasta: Fusilli Alla Puttanesca Wine Pairing: 2013 Tenuta Di Arcena Chianti DOCG

Meat Pasta: Tagliatelle Bolognese 2015 Damilano Barbera d’Asti

I hope these pairings lead to some fun in your own kitchen this weekend and help keep you warm and cozy! If you find yourself in New York or Los Angeles, stop in to a Barilla Restaurant and give them a try. You can learn more about Barilla Restaurant by visiting their home page at

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