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Mix and Match

By Simone McDowell

Posted: Wednesday, Apr. 09, 2014

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Sure, we all know wine can handle itself just fine on its own. But to really please your palette in the warmer months, we’ve consulted three local experts on the perfect pairings for your summer bites and buzz. –Simone McDowell

Leyla Arcovio, Wine Director at Reid's Fine Foods

Matchbook "Giguire Musque" Chardonnay, $15, Reid’s Fine Foods, www.reids.com

Pair with: Thai food, scallops, oyster, and delicate white fish.

Or

Bodegas Renacer "Enamore" $30, Reid’s Fine Foods, www.reids.com

Pair with: Parmesan cheese drizzle with a few drops of aged balsamic, grilled meats, lamb, roast pork

Janet Stone, Independent Wine Expert, WSET Level 3 Certified Wine/Spirits

Pichler-Krutzler Frauengärten 2012 Gruner Vetliner, $23.99, The Wine Shop at Foxcroft, www.thewineshopatfoxcroft.com

Pair with: Pork or salmon

Or

Picpoul de Pinet HB 2012 Languedoc, $9.99, The Common Market South End, www.commonmarketisgood.com

Pair with: shellfish or without food, as an aperitif.

Or

Domaine San de Guilhem 2012 Gascogne, $9.99, Winestore, www.winestore-online.com/

Pair with: Grilled chicken and grilled vegetables

Kerrin Laz, Wine Director, Dean and Deluca

Azur California Rose 2013, $28, Dean and Deluca, www.deananddeluca.com

Pair with: Summer Salad

Or

Caraccioli Santa Lucia Highlands Brut Rose 2007 Vintage, $57, Dean and Deluca, www.deananddeluca.com

Pair with: Sorbet, fruit or chocolate dessert

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