Wine Pairings for the Week of February 13th, 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.

Root-Veg Stir-Fry

Root-Vegetable Stir-fry with Brown Basmati Rice & Benne Seed

Dolcetto - This wine is extremely versatile for so many reasons which is why it is often paired with Asian dishes. It’s a light red with just the right amount of acid, expressive fruit, and light-medium tannins (dryness). Suggestion: Pecchenino Dolcetto, Piedmont, Italy

Riesling - A sweet and spicy stir-fry pairs wonderfully with a white wine that has a touch of sweetness. An off-dry Riesling is always the way to go - it’s a standard pairing for Asian dishes! The wine complements the sweetness of the dish from the carrots and the Chinese Southern Belle Sauce . You also want an off-dry wine to combat the spiciness of the meal - if you choose to spice it up, that is. Suggestion: Trimbach Riesling, Alsace, France

Tangy-Sweet Chicken Sandwich with Havarti

Tangy-Sweet Chicken Sandwich with Fontina Cheese

Grenache Blanc Blend - A white blend from Southern Rhone, this French wine will do just the trick for this Chicken Sandwich. The wine will have a beautiful round and lush texture with expressive fruit notes. Grenache Blanc is extremely food friendly and loves chicken dishes. Suggestion: Domaine de Fondrèche Domaine Blanc, Ventoux, France

Gulf Shrimp Ravioli

Gulf Shrimp Ravioli with Spinach & Roasted Red Pepper

Soave - Yum, yum, yum. I love Soave with a Seafood Ravioli! The two truly go hand in hand. Suggestion: Bertani Sereole Soave, Veneto, Italy

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

Miso Soup

Miso Soup with Shiitake, Tofu, & Edamame

If you decide to skip pairing this dish with a beer, 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

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


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

Balsamic-Onion Pizza with Arugula

Balsamic-Onion Pizza with Gruyere & Arugula

Sauvignon Blanc - Acidic zesty Sauvignon Blanc’s pair nicely with balsamic reductions as well as the Gruyere cheese. The sweetness you’ll find in a California Sauvignon Blanc will be perfect with the sweet caramelized onions. Suggestion: Sonoma Coast Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County, CA

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