From Our Blog

Tomato Basil Sauce Over Pasta

Tomato Basil Sauce:
You can make your own sauce ahead and heat while pasta is cooking, or serve with store bought sauce such as PC Blue Menu Tomato Basil sauce.
Pasta: either penne or spaghetti or other favourite pasta
Grated Parmigiano Reggiano
Crusty Italian bread

NOTE: depending on serving size, adjust pasta and sauce quantities, see below.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add salt to boiling water. Cook pasta al dente according to package directions. About ¾ cup of dried penne per person. While pasta is cooking, heat about 200grams of sauce per person. (These quantities are typical if this is the main course; half ingredients if other courses are being served).
Once pasta is cooked, drain, place on serving plate, top with sauce and Parmigiano Reggiano, and serve with crusty Italian bread and Valpolicella.
The Valpolicella should be served at 16 to 17˚C.
Recommended wine: 2016 Folonari Valpolicella DOC, LCBO #828, $13.95

About Wine Butler: Featured on Globe and Mail’s Best of Toronto List, Wine Butler offers great tasting wine with a fully interactive experience in the Toronto area. Be your own designer and craft your own wine! Wine Butler carries great savings, with prices as low as 1/4 off retail price, 1/7 of the preservatives that store-bought wine carries, and the opportunity to reuse your bottles thanks to our sterilization process. Wine Butler has more than 30 years of experience with happy customers, welcoming them to our stores for the “yeasting” and bottling process. With over 40 varieties, our award-winning wine will delight any wine lover and be an affordable option for your special celebrations. Check out our wine-list and our order form to begin your wine- crafting experience!