Recipes & Pairings

With their crisp acidity and fresh fruit flavors, Sicily’s wines are versatile when it comes to food pairing. In general, white wines are better with lighter-bodied foods and fresh cheeses, while reds pair naturally with richer dishes. That said, white wine lovers can rely on Grillo to complement the entire meal, from pasta to grilled white meats and goat cheese. And the go-to for red-wine lovers is Nero d’Avola, which matches with everything from antipasti to grilled meats.

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  • Farmers Market Pea Salad with Shaved Pecorino Romano

Farmers Market Pea Salad with Shaved Pecorino Romano

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A simple meal with big flavor. Pair this spring pea salad with the refreshing fruit aromas of a Sicilia DOC Grillo.


  • 1 lb English peas, shelled (or one 16 oz bag frozen peas, defrosted)
  • 6 radishes, sliced paper thin
  • ½ lb sugar snap peas
  • 2 tablespoons mint, roughly chopped
  • Pecorino Romano cheese, shaved thinly using a vegetable peeler
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 4 oz extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


In a large bowl, combine the lemon juice, olive oil, a grind of pepper and a pinch of salt and whisk vigorously until well combined. Add the peas, snap peas, mint and radishes, and toss well to combine, adding more salt and pepper to taste. Plate a portion of the salad and garnish with the pecorino shavings, lemon zest and a scant drizzle of olive oil before serving. Makes 4 servings.