Cathal McBride: Why tomatoes are the perfect accompaniment to wine

When pairing wines with tomatoes, everything from sauvignon blanc to a vibrant rosé is an option

The humble tomato, whether roasted, stuffed, cooked as a marinara or served in a salad, goes perfectly with wine. Picture: Shutterstock

The humble tomato: roasted, stuffed, cooked as a marinara or sliced and served in a salad. With these little culinary jewels, the possibilities are endless. There are more than 10,000 varieties of tomato in the world, similar to the varieties of grapes. So when it comes to pairing tomatoes with wine, it’s only natural that a fresh tomato salad is an entirely different entity to a tin of plum tomatoes stewed for a pasta sauce.