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National Pasta Day

National Pasta Day on October 16th gives us an extra excuse to get ready for fall/winter hibernation and stock up on comfort foods. Between The Granary and The Goat, we’ve got your carb cravings covered. Find these wines in The Goat!

At The Granary, you can find our rich Shrimp Ravioli with Herb Cream, Grilled Corn & Roasted Tomatoes. Pair this with a medium-bodied white blend from Côtes du Rhône: Domaine du Piaugier “La Grange” Blanc ($16). Delicate aromatics will melt with the sweet, grilled corn, but the luscious body will support the creamy depth of the dish.

The Goat’s decadent Mac n’ Cheese requires a full-bodied white wine to accompany the extreme cheese of this skillet-baked pasta. Try it with Domaine Cheveau “Les Trois Terroirs” Pouilly-Fuissé ($30). This Chardonnay is a blend of their three vineyard sites, aged in oak for a year, and released for your comfort needs. As their vines are between 25-40+ years old, the wine will be a bit richer with bolder flavors to stand up to the ample texture of the Mac n’ Cheese.

The Granary’s traditional spaghetti dish with basil and marinara should be enjoyed with Casa Castillo “El Molar” ($18). This Garnacha is a lighter, spice-driven style from Jumilla, Spain. Marinara dishes require wines with higher acid to balance out the possibility of the piercing pain of heart-burn. This wine has herbal notes and spice to compliment the basil, oregano and pepper in the dish.

Lastly, our Pappardelle with Pancetta & Mushrooms can be found at The Granary. This meat-lovers option should be paired with a bold, big red such as Tasca d’Almerita “Regaleali” ($18). Nero d’Avola is a native grape to Sicily, Italy, but if you find yourself a fan of Cabernets or Syrahs, this is a varietal you should put on your to-do list. A higher tannin wine, with moderately tangible acidity, this wine pairs best with dishes of gamy and fattier red proteins, with a touch of earth or herbal spice.

– Laura, Fearrington Sommelier