Mix and Match
04/09/2014 1:00 PM
04/14/2014 12:07 PM
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
Join the Discussion
Charlotte Observer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.