Uncommon Grape Varietals

February 9th, 2009 by Jeff

Wines featured in today’s show:

Recommended food pairings from The Som:

  • Vegetarians, I have heard your plight!  Here is a delicious and filling stuffed shell recipe that, when combined with the wonders of the Aligoté, will make your heart sing and your taste buds beg for more!  What type of wine works well with veggies and lots o’ sticky cheese?  When I’m faced with this dilemma I usually say Sauvignon Blanc…but not today.  The bright acid and fuller body of the Dom Chêne would cleanse the palate and add some zing and energy to a dish that has a tendency to be big and dumb.
  • As mentioned in the show, meatloaf  would be a good pairing for the Saint Gregory Pinot Meunier.  Lots of intense flavors in this meatloaf recipe.  It really does need an intense, high acid-big fruit wine.
  • As far as the Petit Verdot is concerned, enjoy it with friends that you have seen too much of.   It’s not a great food wine, so not much I can give you there.  If you must, give it as a hostess gift and pray they open it after you leave.

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