Wine Pairings for the Week of March 13th, 2017

3 Parks Wine

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.

Baked Falafel

Baked Falafel with Dill Yogurt Sauce, Fresh Lettuce & Feta

Sancerre - 100% Sauvignon Blanc from Loire Valley is what should be paired alongside this dish. Not only will this acidic, mineral-driven white wine pair with the herbs in the dish, the ripeness found in the current vintages are perfect with feta cheese. Suggestion: Henri Bourgeois Sancerre, Loire Valley, France

Glazed Tofu with Roasted Shiitake and Citrus Salad

Glazed Tofu with Roasted Shiitake & Citrus Salad

White Bordeaux - A White Bordeaux that is predominantly Semillon will add a nice weighty, waxy characteristic that will help pair with the tricky ingredient - orange. Suggestion: Château Ferrande Bordeaux Blanc, France

Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup with Grass-fed Beef, Orzo & Greens

Dolcetto - A lighter style Italian red wine with the perfect fruit expression and moderate acidity. Grab a bottle of Dolcetto and sip on Italian Wedding Soup! Suggestion: Vietti Dolcetto, Piedmont, Italy

Daniel Porubiansky’s Frisee Salad with Apple & Bacon Vinaigrette

Daniel Porubiansky’s Frisee Salad with Apple & Bacon Vinaigrette

Chenin Blanc - Head to your local wine shop and ask for an off-dry Chenin Blanc. It will be perfect with the slight bitterness and spice from the frisee, the sweetness of the apples, and the perfect balance with the bacon. Yum! Suggestion: Champalou Vouvray, Loire Valley, France

Spinach & Mushroom Smothered Chicken with Grits

Spinach & Mushroom Smothered Chicken with Grits

Carmenere - Pair this dish with a glass of Carmenere. This red wine is earthy, spicy, slightly smoky, with herbaceous notes of green vegetable. Imagine that with a side of garlicky spinach! Suggestion: Vina Ventisquero Grey Carmenere, Maipo Valley, Chile

Superfood Barley Risotto

SuperFood Barley Risotto with Red Beans & Greens

Cotes du Rhone - This hearty risotto can stand next to a complex, spicy French red wine. Suggestion: Domaine Saint Damien Cotes du Rhone, France


Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon with Almond Pilaf & Glazed Baby Root Veg

Pinot Noir - Pinot Noir - The perfect match for a salmon fillet. Especially the ever-so-amazing Sockeye Salmon! Suggestion: Van Duzer Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Hunter's Chicken

Hunter’s Chicken with Creamy Polenta & Fresh Oregano

Nero d'Avola - When selecting a red to pair with chicken, go with a red a touch lighter in body, nice acidity, and soft tannins. Same goes for tomatoes! This Sicilian, fruity, spicy, earthy, dark colored red is exactly that. Suggestion: Tasca D’Almerita Lamuri Nero D'Avola

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