PeachDish – Wine Pairings for the Week of March 28th, 2016
March 24, 2016 by Sarah Pierre

Wine Pairings for the Week of March 28th, 2016

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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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Thai-Style Beef Salad

Riesling - It’s hard to imagine a white wine with a beef salad, but you’ve got to keep in mind the bed of herbs and greens the steak rests on, as well as the heat from the dressing. And off dry riesling will be perfect with this refreshing traditional Thai salad. Suggestion: Dandelion Vineyards Riesling, Eden Valley, Australia

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Black Beans & Rice with Pepper Relish

Sauvignon Blanc - PeachDish nailed it on the head with the addition of Doux South’s Dueling Pepper Relish to this SuperFood dish. An herbaceous Sauvignon Blanc alongside this dish will make you feel like you took a trip to Cuba. Suggestion: Henri Bourgeois Petit Clos Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

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Gnocchi with Chicken, Kale, Green Garlic & Lemon

Gavi - This Italian white from Piedmont, Italy will be a great partner to the earthy, fresh, and lively pasta dish. Gavi is a light and zesty wine with a pop of lemon that will really complement. It is generally inexpensive, food friendly, and should be consumed young. Suggestion: Riva Leone Gavi, Piedmont, Italy

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Shiro Miso Ramen with Soft-Cooked Egg, Mushrooms, Carrot & Shiso

I really enjoy an ice cold beer with my Miso Ramen, but if you choose to go in a different direction, then you should go in the direction of Sake, the Japanese Rice Wine. A glass of rich Sake, not hot, cold or room temperature, will be a great pairing. One of my favorites: Funaguchi Kikusui Ichiban Shibori Yellow Can Sake

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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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