Wine Pairings for the Week of February 20th, 2017


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.

Chicken Breast Stuffed with Fontina

Chicken Breast Stuffed with Fontina & Apple over Mashed Potatoes

Chianti - Chianti's fresh fruit notes, firm tannins, and high acidity will be a great match for fontina and apple “stuffed” chicken. Fontina cheese and Chianti are truly made for each other. Suggestion: I Bastioni Chianti Classico, Firenze, Italy

Miso Cod with Shiitake and Edamame

Wild Alaskan Cod with Miso, Shiitake & Edamame

Gewurztraminer - An Alsatian Gewurztraminer will mirror the sweetness of miso paste and Chinese Southern Belle sauces. Suggestion: Jean-Baptiste Adam Gewurztraminer, Alsace, France

Veg & Gold Rice Middlins

Veg & Gold Rice Middlins with Baby Romaine Salad

Pinot Noir - A versatile red wine is perfect for the Veg & Gold Rice Middlins while pairing perfectly with the dressing topping the romaine salad. Suggestion: Petit Clos Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand

Superfood Veggie Calzone

SuperFood Veggie Calzone with Spiced Dipping Sauce

California Sauvignon Blanc - With all the veggies in this calzone, bring on an acidic white! A California Sauvignon Blanc will pair with the flavors of tomatoes, spinach, and onions without overpowering the dish. Suggestion: James Mitchell Sauvignon Blanc, Lodi, California

Hearty Minestrone

Hearty Minestrone with Beef, Kale, and White Beans

Sangiovese - With this twist of an Italian classic, go with an Italian wine! With thyme, oregano, and basil, this dish craves a more acidic wine. Sangiovese will do just the trick! Suggestion: TorCalvano, Montepulciano, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy

Mushroom & White Bean Quesadilla

Mushroom & White Bean Quesadillas with Caramelized Shallot Crema

Pinot Noir - The sweet in caramelized shallots and the earth tones in mushrooms will be good match for a lighter style Pinot Noir. The earth tones in an Oregon Pinot Noir will truly complement this dish. Suggestion: Stoller Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, Oregon


Chicken Paprikash with Egg Noodles

Dry Furmint - Why not pair a classic dry Hungarian white wine with this mouthwatering Hungarian pasta dish? Its acidity and minerality are present immediately on the palate followed by fresh white fruit, pear, apple, spice, and floral notes. The wine is extremely aromatic and will be so pleasurable with this dish. Suggestion: Tokaj Hétszőlő Dry Furmint, Tokaj, Hungary

SuperFood Fiesta Bowl

SuperFood Fiesta Bowl

Zinfandel - Opt out of selecting an old vine Zinfandel which tends to be much dryer and full bodied. Grab a lighter, everyday drinking style Zinfandel - the wines have an affinity to chipotle and smoked flavors. Suggestion: Turley Juvenile Zinfandel, California

Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding

Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding Dessert Kit

Port - A small glass of Tawny Port would be the perfect addition to this dessert. Suggestion: Croft Tawny Port