Wine Pairings for the Week of October 10th, 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.

Pecan-Stuffed Trout

Pecan-Stuffed Trout with Roasted Pears & Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Viognier - A true southern fall dish packed with big flavor will need a wine to hold up to the complexity as well as the fruity and sweet flavors. Suggestion: Cambria Viognier, Santa Maria Valley, CA

Grenache - Pair this PeachDish with a red wine that is a delicate, soft, and fruit-forward, with minimal tannins and moderate acid. A grenache from the Southern Rhone would do the trick! Suggesion: Andre Brunel Grenache, Rhone, France


Miso Tempeh with Mustard Greens, Brown Rice & Benne Seed

Junmai Ginjo Sake- Sake is not just for sushi! Mustard greens have a unique peppery flavor and will perfectly be balanced with a silky smooth dry styling of Junmai Ginjo Sake. Suggestions: Sho Chiku Bai Premium Ginjo Sake, Japan


Chicken Breast over Butternut Squash with White Bean & Apple Salsa

Pinot Noir - Butternut squash and sage are the perfect duo, but add in a spiced earthy glass of Pinot Noir and the trio is heavenly! The Pinot will accentuate the rusticity of the dish. Suggestion: Van Duzer Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, France


SuperFood Fall Salad with Apples, Radish & Pickled Fennel

Prosecco - Sparkling wine on a weeknight night? Don't worry! Italians drink Prosecco everyday! The honeysuckle will match the sweetness of the fresh apples while softening the spice of the radish. Suggestion: Scarpetta Prosecco, Italy

Dogfish Stew

Dogfish Stew with Potatoes, Tomatoes & Peppers

Bardolino Chiaretto (Rosé) - This fish stew is hearty with the flavors of tomato, peppers, garlic and fresh Italian herbs. Head to your favorite wine shop and grab a bottle of Italian Rosé while they are still in stock! Suggestions: Le Moretti Bardolino Chiaretto Classico Rose, Veneto, Italy

Roasted Delicata Squash with Quinoa and Currants

Roasted Delicata Squash Stuffed with Quinoa, Currants & Sage

Primitivo - The Italian Zinfandel! Generally speaking, the Zinfandels from Italy tend to be a touch lighter than the American Californian Zinfandel. Primitivos are typically grown in southern Italy near the heel of the boot. The wines are jammy, plummy, spicy, and rustic. Such a fun wine for this stuffed squash that brings out the currant flavors immediately. Suggestion: Castello Monaci Pilùna Primitivo, Salento, Italy

Chenin Blanc - Loire Valley Chenin comes in a number of styles ranging from bone dry to off dry and even sweet. You’ll be fine with grabbing a dry or off dry bottle of Chenin Blanc for this dish. This acidic, crisp white wine from France will be perfect for the nutty, sweet stuffing. Suggestion: Remy Pannier Vouvray, Loire France

Curried Chicken Breast with Bok Choy and Jasmine Rice

Curried Chicken Breast with Bok Choy & Jasmine Rice

Merlot - Ideally with curry dishes, whether spicy or mild, if you’re going to choose a red wine to pair with your meal it needs to be a softer, fruit-driven red. You want to avoid dry/tannic wines, or wines that have too much oak presence. Try a fruit forward, easy drinking Chilean Merlot. Suggestion: Vina Ventisquero Reserva Merlot, Maipo Valley, Chile

Chardonnay - Surprisingly, Chardonnay pairs really well with curry - especially mild curries such as this one. Stay clear of the oaked Chardonnays - primarily from California. Suggestion: Tabali Chardonnay Reserva Especial, Limari Valley, Chile.

SuperFood Flatbread with Sweet Potatoes, Goat Cheese, and Balsamic Drizzle

SuperFood Flatbread with Sweet Potatoes, Mushrooms, Goat Cheese & Balsamic Drizzle

Pinot Noir - Savory, earthy vegetables like mushrooms and arugula will pair well with Pinot Noir as well as the sweet potatoes matching the fruit-forward flavor profile of the red. Suggestions: Love Block Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand

Orecchiette with Broccolini

Orecchiette with Broccolini, Garlic & Crushed Red Pepper

Pinot Grigio - A simple classic Italian dish deserves to be paired with is regional match. A young, lively glass of Pinot Grigio! Suggestion: Scarpetta Pinot Grigio, Friuli, Italy