November 4th, 2012 by Jeff
Wines Featured in the Show:
- 2010 Buehler Vineyards Russian River Valley Chardonnay (~$15)
Better Than Average Pairing: Hot Dogs
This is the first show in what we hope to be a fun series of not only helpful but enjoyable wine and food pairing shows. They are meant to be quick and easy (to watch), just like the food and recipes we pair with the wine. We’ve all seen those pairings that tout things like “Chardonnay goes exquisitely with grilled trout fillets with crunchy pine nut lemon topping”. I don’t know about you, but I get to “pine nut” and they’ve already lost me. Our pairings are meant to be easy, every day kind of meals for the average Joe and Jane, like us, who may not have pine nuts lying around the kitchen.
For this starter show, we made it INSANELY easy for you: a grilled hot dog with mustard. If you need a step by step recipe for that, I advise you stay away from grills or anything involving an open flame.
…and motorized vehicles.
…and sharp objects.
Anywho, if you do wish to get a little fancier than a grilled dog, here’s a recipe for a pork loin that we love and it’s easy as hell. If you notice, at the very end of this recipe they recommend a Merlot which, in my opinion, makes little sense. Really? Mustard Lime Vinaigrette and Merlot? Sounds gross just thinking about it. Stick with the Chardonnay.