The first rule of pasta wine pairings
Drinking the wine you enjoy with the food you’ve chosen is pairing rule number one. This validates the “no fuss, drink up” attitude. Here’s some truth: No meal has ever been completely ruined by an “improper” wine and food pairing.
Second Rule Pasta Wine Pairings
So drink what you like. That’s the first step in becoming a wine expert. But remember, the wine world is far too rich to drink only what you know you like. Exploring that world is part, if not most, of the fun.
The quest for the perfect pairing is also valid, as long as the process is pleasurable and shared. It’s a sensory, intellectual game that can yield spectacular dividends at the table.