Soup and wine pairing might seem like an odd combination, but the ingredients in the pot dictate the perfect pairing. Very much the same principle you would use when pairing wine with pasta sauces. Flavors, like spices, herbs, and acidic tomatoes, call for wines with good acidity. But sweeter vegetables, like onions, carrots, and squash, want wines with more rounded, lush, fruity flavors. Also, keep in mind the many different types of soups and various textures, like clear soups, creamy and smooth soups, chunky stews, and chowders.
Remember there are no set rules for wine pairing with foods and especially soups, stews, pasta sauces and the like; however, there are certainly some wines that will enhance a pot of soup infinitely better than others.
If all else fails a Monis Full Cream or Medium Cream Sherry is always a great backup: Sherry is still an excellent substitute to be considered with an extensive range of smooth or textured soups. Sherry, being a fortified wine adds a delicious depth of flavor to soups.
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