1 Béchamel Sauce
Best Wine Pairing for Béchamel Sauce: Oak barreled white wines such as Chardonnay.
2 Velouté Sauce
3 Hollandaise Sauce Hollandaise sauce may be one of the most well-known sauces by name. It is a tangy, buttery sauce which finds perfection in consistency.
Hollandaise sauce base ingredients: 3 egg yolks 1 Tbsp water 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 8 oz unsalted butter Dash cayenne pepper or tobacco Salt White pepper Hollandaise sauce is perfect with eggs (i.e. Eggs Benedict) and seafood dishes.
Best Wine Pairing for Hollandaise Sauce: Sparkling wines or Chardonnay
4 Espagnole Sauce
The Espagnole sauce is a brown mother sauce which is similar to a velouté but is instead made with beef broth. Espagnole sauce base ingredients: 2½ liters of beef broth 2 cups mirepoix (chopped, caramelized onion, carrot, celery) 3½ oz clarified butter ½ c flour 1 Tbsp tomato paste ½ Tsp black peppercorns 4 sprigs thyme 1 c red wine Espagnole sauce goes well with meat dishes such as Beef Tenderloin.
Best Wine Pairing for Espagnole Sauce: Fruity white wine such as Gewürtztraminer
5 Sauce Tomat
Sauce Tomat base ingredients: 3 oz salted pork 2 cups mirepoix (chopped, caramelized onion, carrot, celery) 2 oz butter 3 oz flour 5 lbs fresh tomatoes 1 qt veal stock 1 clove garlic Salt Pepper Sauce Tomat is perfect with dishes such as Italian gnocchi and polenta.
Best Wine Pairing for Sauce Tomat: Depending on the acidity of the tomato and the dish it is accompanying, a Sangiovese based red could work well with this sauce.