PeachDish – Wine Pairings for the Week of March 7th, 2016
March 04, 2016 by Sarah Pierre

Wine Pairings for the Week of March 7th, 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.

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Uncle Pableaux’s Cabbage with Smoked Ham & Olives

Chenin Blanc - Particularly a Chenin Blanc from South Africa. With an ever so slight hint of sweetness, this pleasantly refreshing white wine will pair nicely with the saltiness from the smoked ham and green olives. Suggestion: Mullineux White Blend, Swartland, South Africa

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Quinoa & White Bean Porridge with Fennel & Preserved Tomato

Nero d’Avola - Grab a bottle of lower/moderately priced Nero d’Avola to lower your chances of getting one that is too tannic. Nero d’Avola is a Sicilian red that can either be super dry and serious or full bodied with nice rich fruit. Either way, the wine pairs with fennel and tomatoes making it a good match for the Quinoa and White Bean Porridge. Suggestion: Villa Pozzi Nero d'Avola, Sicily, Italy

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Saffron-Herb Risotto with Roasted Broccolini

Sauvignon Blanc - A Sauvignon Blanc from Loire Valley France is the way to go with this Risotto. Not only will it pair with the broccolini but also with the rich, creamy, herbed risotto. Suggestion: Domaine Trotereau Quincy, Loire, France

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Curried Chicken Breasts with Bok Choy & Basmati Rice

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

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SuperFood Salad

Beaujolais - A red wine that screams superfood. It is a light, fresh red wine, 100% Gamay, with bright fruit - cherry, pomegranate, red berry, and juicy acidity. A glass of Beaujolais will only mirror the salad, not overpower it. Suggestion: Chateau Pizay, Morgon, France

Rosé - It is never too cold outside to enjoy a glass of Rosé. I promise! Especially when it is the perfect pairing for a SuperFood Salad. Suggestion: Elk Cove Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Beef Hot Pot with Asian Greens, Ginger and Potatoes

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 with this Korean inspired dish. Suggestion: Domaine Mas de Jallon Côtes du Rhône

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.

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Virginia Willis' Smothered & Covered Chicken with Herb Grits and Celery Salad

Chardonnay - Not only is Chardonnay a classic go-to for chicken dishes, it’s also a perfect pairing for rich and creamy chicken dishes. Well oaked or fuller, round Chardonnays are best paired with cream sauce or gravy. Suggestion: Cyprus Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, CA

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Spicy Puttanesca, Orecchiette, with Olives & Pecorino

Nero d’Avola - Indulge in a glass of red wine from southern Italy with this Orecchiette Puttanesca. Sicilian wines are nothing to be overlooked. The wines have more exposure and presence in the US than they have ever had, and we’re fortunate to have some talented Sicilian producers being imported into the States. Suggestion: COS Nero d’Avola, Sicily, Italy

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