Drinking a Rhône

January 9th, 2009 by Jeff

Featured in today’s show:

Recommended food pairings from The Som:

  • The Côtes du Rhône wine is  more medium bodied with fairly simple flavors, but it does have good fruit, is slightly dry, and has very good acidity.  I proclaim the 2006 Domaine du Trapadis a great grilling hamburgers wine!  No recipe needed here.  If you can’t grill a hamburger, then you probably prefer Seagrams anyway, and in which case we at WineGeekTV pity you.
  • For the Château Boucarut Lirac,  few things would go well with a simply prepared rack of lamb as a grenache/syrah based Rhône…especially when you find one as full flavored and nuanced as this Lirac.  Lamb is rich, naturally flavorful,  and when cooked right, can be incredibly juicy with tantalizing texture.  This recipe pairs a great wine with a simply prepared lamb rack brushed with a killer mint pesto sauce.   This pairing matches richness to richness,  herbiness to herbiness, and seasoned meat flavors with the seasoned meatiness that is a wine from Lirac.

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