PeachDish – Weekly Wine Pairings
July 07, 2015 by Hadi Irvani

Weekly Wine Pairings

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.

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Chicken Breasts with Field Peas & Cornbread

Rosé - There are many times when a glass of Rosé can trump a glass of red or white. In this situation, that is the case. Go for your favorite glass of Pinot Noir Rosé. A couple of my favorites are Stoller Rose from Oregon or Red Car Rose from California.

Japanese Eggplant & Red Pepper Pasta with Capers & Walnuts

Cabernet Franc - Much softer than Cabernet Sauvignon, this red wine has silky tannins and a subtle bit of herbaceousness. It is a great complement to this pasta dish consisting of mildly earthy eggplant and red pepper.

Sauvignon Blanc - Try a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. It can take on the capers in this dish, and it's also a match for the sauteed peppers.

Pork Hot Pot with Long Bean and Gamjajorim

Côtes du Rhône - A grenache based Côtes du Rhône will be medium bodied, have moderate alcohol, and will be a perfect fruit-forward wine partner for this Korean inspired dish. Suggestion: Domaine Mas de Jallon, Côtes du Rhône, France

Viognier - A Viognier from California would be a great match for the ginger and onion based soy sauce glaze. Try Idle Cellars Viognier Sonoma County, California.

Mushroom, Corn, Tomato & White Cheddar Quesadillas

Garnacha - This wine is fresh, and there is a perfect amount of dryness and fruit. A quesadilla and a glass of Spanish Garnacha go hand and hand for your favorite weeknight meal!

Grüner Veltliner - The cilantro-lime sour cream and the sharp cheddar will pair nicely with an Austrian Grüner Veltliner that has similar characteristics like lime and green pepper.

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