Wine Pairings for the Week of June 20th, 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.
Seared Chicken, Cucumber-Peach Salad & Buttered Barley
White Bordeaux - A French blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon will be great alongside this fresh summer PeachDish. The peachy notes from the Semillon will really stand out when paired with the peach and cucumber salad. Suggestion: Chateau Ferrande, Bordeaux, France
Southwestern SuperFood Turkey Bowl with Fresh Avocado
Sauvignon Blanc - A crisp and fruit forward Sauvignon Blanc will cut through the savory and “creamy” avocado and balance the southwestern element to this dish. Suggestion: Rock Wall Sauvignon Blanc, Lake County, CA
Roasted Green Beans & Shiitakes with Malabar Spinach
Rosé - A Provence Rosé is the match for this light, earthy PeachDish, especially with that fresh basil sprinkled throughout the meal. Suggestion: Pascal Jolivet Rosé, Sancerre, France
Arugula Salad with Corn, Tomato, Mint & Lemon
Grüner Veltliner - Because all salads are amazing with Grüner. The wine will have a touch of spice similar to the arugula and a nice citrusy lemon lime component mirroring the lemon. Suggestion: Biohof Pratsch Grüner Veltliner, Austria
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