Wine Words: Acidity & Tannin

February 14th, 2010 by Jeff

Wines featured in today’s show:

Recommended food pairings from The Som:

C’mon…Sauvignon Blanc is one of the great food paring “cheater” wines of all time.    So, when in doubt suggest a Sauv Blanc.  The fuller body, bright acid, and tell-tale grapefruit notes work well with so much stuff that you really can’t miss.  Fish, fried chicken, shrimp, oysters, grilled pork chops; you get the idea.

Nebbiolo on the other hand, is so unique that it can only be great if grown in a small are in Northern Italy.  When was the last time you drank an awesome Nebbiolo from Napa or Sonoma or Greece or Tuscany or France?  It does not happen.  Great Nebbiolo’s are grown in Piedmont, Italy;  PERIOD!

That being said, what shall we enjoy with one of the great grapes of the world?  How about his unreal first course of Risotto al Barolo courtesy of Mr. Batali?   Then work your way into a fantastic grilled rib-eye with miso butter.

Can you imagine?  Rib-eye, miso butter, and Nebbiolo?  YOU WIN!

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