Wine Pairings for the Week of June 6th, 2016
Each week, Wine Specialist Sarah Pierre brings you suggestions to complement your PeachDish meals. Sarah is one of the owners at 3 Parks Wine Shop in Glenwood Park, Atlanta. She paired up with the team of The Shed at Glenwood and The Pig and The Pearl and opened 3 Parks in 2013. Prior to opening the store, she spent most of her career working and managing notable restaurants in Atlanta and New York City. Sarah selects all of the wines that are offered at 3 Parks Wine Shop and also assists in pairing wines for local events and dinners throughout Atlanta.
Terry Koval’s Trout with Sun Gold Tomato & Cucumber Salad Over Wheat Berries
Beaujolais - And we’re not talking about Beaujolais Nouveau, we’re talking Cru Beaujolais. This wine is known for its light to medium-bodied style from the Gamay grape. It's a refreshing wine served with a slight chill that has low tannins and high acid- perfect for a light, flaky fish. It also is an ideal pairing for Feta cheese.
Chicken, Penne & Green Beans with Dijon Cream Sauce
French Burgundy - A Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France will work really well with this pasta in a Dijon Cream Sauce. The acidity in the Pinot Noir is exactly what you need for the slightly creamy, buttery sauce. Suggestion: Louis Chevalier Bourgogne, France
Whole Wheat Linguini with Summer Squash & Cherry Tomatoes
Verdicchio - A dry Italian white is the way to go with this meal. This acidic white is light and will not overpower the dish, while pairing perfectly with the tart cherry tomatoes and the fresh basil. Suggestion: Andrea Felici Verdicchio, Marche, Italy
Roasted Bok Choy, Carrot & Green Bean Salad
Chablis - A French Chardonnay is delicate and fresh on the palate - very different than its California version which tends to be oaked and full bodied. Suggestion: Laurent Tribut Chablis, Burgundy, France
Corn, Summer Squash & Basil Risotto
Italian Chardonnay - It only makes sense when pairing wine to go to the source of the dish. Risotto originated in Northern Italy, so Italy we will go. The creamy risotto and the sweet summer squash & corn will only be enhanced with a glass of Chardonnay. Suggestion: Tenuta di Nozzole Le Bruniche Chardonnay, Toscana, Italy Buon appetito!
Veggie Tacos with Quinoa & Avocado
Oregon Pinot Noir - The ever so versatile Pinot Noir will pair perfectly with these tacos. The earthiness of an Oregon Pinot will work nicely with the vegetables. Suggestion: Love Oregon, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Herbed Hanger Steak with Green Beans, Red Onions & Grits
Cabernet - Go big or go home. There aren’t many times where California Cabernets always fit the bill. When you have a steak, however, take advantage of the opportunity.
California Rosé - Go with a Rosé that mimics a red. Many California Rosés are made with intent, so some tend to be fuller. Suggestion: Bedrock Rosé, Napa Valley, California
Panko Crusted Chicken with Lettuce & Herb Salad
Pouilly-Fumé - 100% Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley. Perfect feta cheese pairing. The wines have a ton of structure, a touch of smokiness, and minerality. These wines are delicious! And coincidentally, that high acidity in the wine is perfect with “fried” chicken. Suggestion: Henri Bourgeois Pouilly-Fume, Loire, France