Wine Pairings for the Week of October 17th, 2016

Wine glasses of rose, white wine, and red wine in a wine shop.

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 with Pears

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, fruit-forward red wine with minimal tannins and moderate acid. A grenache from the Southern Rhone would do the trick! Suggestion: Andre Brunel Grenache, Rhone, France

Turkey Burgers with Sweet Potato Salad

Turkey Burgers with Fresh Greens & Sweet Potato Salad

California Pinot Noir - Go with a classic pairing; fragrant and fruity Pinot Noir. A Pinot Noir will complement the sweetness of the potatoes. Suggestion: Landmark Vineyards Overlook Pinot Noir, Sonoma County, California


Soba Noodle Bowl with Bok Choy, Radish and Farm Egg

Sparkling Wine - Pull out your chopsticks and a glass of Prosecco! The peach and orchard fruit in the Prosecco will elevate the sweet & spicy flavors of the Hottie sauce to new heights. Stick to a drier style of Prosecco if you can - there is plenty of expressive fruit to do the job. Suggestion: Scarpetta Prosecco, Friuli, Italy

Pan-Roasted Butternut Squash with Greens and Cherry Tomatoes

Pan-Roasted Butternut Squash with Greens, Cherry Tomatoes & Brown Rice

Provencal Rosé - You can’t go wrong with a crisp, dry Rosé from the south of France! It will pair well with the roasted vegetables and tomatoes marrying all the flavors of the dish. Suggestion: Chateau St. Pierre Rosé, Provence, France

Jennifer Booker's Pork Chop

Jennifer Booker’s Pork Chop with Hoecakes & Bacon Snap Beans

Syrah - Pork chops are extremely versatile when it comes to wine pairing. The snap beans and bacon will really stand out paired alongside a savory, smoky glass of Syrah. Suggestion: Stolpman Syrah, Ballard Canyon, CA

Zeb Stevenson's Chicken and Dumplings

Zeb Stevenson's Chicken & Dumplings

Pinot Noir - An earthy Pinot Noir will hit the spot. You’ll want to find a red wine that has a nice amount of acidity that will cut through the delicate richness of the soup and the dumplings. The wine is also light enough to really allow all of the flavors and ingredients in the soup expressed. Suggestion: Nicolas Pinot Noir, France

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc - This southern, creamy soup can stand up to a full bodied white wine. If you can find a Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc at your local wine shop, you might have a new white wine go-to. The wines are full and rich in texture with spice and fruit jumping out of the glass. Enjoy a glass with southern classic! Suggestion: Mont Redon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, Rhone, France

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 its regional match--a young, lively glass of Pinot Grigio! Suggestion: Scarpetta Pinot Grigio, Friuli, Italy

Mustard Green Salad with Sweet Potato, Tomme, and Peanuts

Mustard Greens Salad with Sweet Potato, Tomme & Cider Dressing

Vinho Verde - Grab a glass of this crisp, slightly effervescent, zingy white wine from Portugal. This young wine is light, fresh, and easy to drink. It’s perfect accompaniment for a tangy and sweet salad. Suggestion: Calamares Vinho Verde, Portugal