Wine Pairings for the Week of November 21st, 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.
Butternut Squash & Three-Bean SuperFood Chili
Côtes du Rhône - When you think of Côtes du Rhône, think of the G.S.M. (Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre). These classic grape varietals are found in a majority of wines from Côtes du Rhône. A grenache based Côtes du Rhône will be medium bodied, with moderate alcohol and the perfect fruit-forward wine to partner with chili. A sprinkle of Syrah and you will have the hints of smokiness that are prevalent in Syrah. Suggestion: Mas de Jallon, Côtes du Rhône, France
Shrimp & Grits
Rosé of Pinot Noir - Pinot Noir, a go-to food wine, is among the most popular wines in the world. When made into a Rosé, you’ll get a fruit intensity similar to a Pinot Noir that's much lighter and more delicate feeling on the palate. A dry, crisp, acidic Rosé will be exactly what you want to pair alongside the rich and creamy grits, as well as the spiced shrimp. It's a complete match made in heaven. Suggestion: Stoller Rose Willamette Valley, Oregon