The best wines to pair with soups this winter

Wine adviser Wade Bales shares his top picks

03 June 2018 - 00:00
Curried sweet potato and prawn soup.
Curried sweet potato and prawn soup.
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Pair vegetable soups with Linton Park Red Rhino Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, R50. This medium-bodied red wine has a concentrated blackberry character; it's gentle tannin structure plays off the earthy tones of the vegetables.


Team hearty beef soups with Edgebaston The Pepper Pot 2016, R75. A medley of dark berry flavours combine with a hint of anise and vanilla in this dry red wine. It has a smooth palate with sufficient tannic structure, which will cut through the richness of the soup, making it a great choice for a hearty meal. 


Pair chicken soups with Cape Point Vineyards Noordhoek Sauvignon Blanc 2017, R135. Layered with a combination of Cape gooseberries, white grapefruit and a hint of fynbos, the rich and textured palate of this white wine is focused with a steely minerality and fresh and vibrant acidity.