Foods and the Grapes that Love Them
Favorite food and wine pairings from our resident expert
For our annual food and drink issue, I thought it apropos to focus on some of my favorite wine and food matches.
Greens and Root Vegetables—Austrian Grüner Veltliner
Recommended Producers: Schloss Gobelsburg, Soellner, Hiedler
Recommended Producers: Vacheron (France), Craggy Range (New Zealand), Spottswoode (California)
Recommended Producers: Catena, Colomé, Achaval Ferrer
Recommended Producers: San Fabiano Calcinaia, Fèlsina, Isole e Olena
Recommended Producers: Dashe, Seghesio, Scott Harvey
Recommended Producers: St. Innocent (Oregon), Talley (California), Siduri (California)
Oysters—Muscadet (a region in the Loire Valley of France)
Recommended Producers: Bonnet-Huteau, Eric Chevalier, l’Aiguillette
Chocolate—Dulce Monastrell (late harvest red from Spain)
Recommended Producers: Olivares, Castaño
Michael Kwas is wine director at L’Etoile restaurant. He writes this column monthly.
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