Thirsty Thursday ~ March 22, 2012 – Asparagus

Each Thirsty Thursday we help you get ready for the weekend ahead with a round up of the best wine reviews and pairings from your fave winos, oenophiles and beyond . . .


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  • Yes white Rioja exists. And it’s worth a try
  • Meet Italy’s rising grape: Aglianico
  • Shopping for Wine Outside of Ontario
  • Red wines beat the whites in the battle of Spanish wines

A Curious Coupling … That Works

Odd Pair: Asparagus and Wine

​Today we think of asparagus as one of the standard vegetable side dishes in the contemporary canon of American gastronomy.

But in another era, asparagus was considered one of the world’s greatest delicacies: The insatiable King Louis XIV built greenhouses so that he could eat asparagus all year round.

From the bright green muscular stalks of northern California, to the white asparagus — the “royal vegetable” — of Europe’s Low Countries, to the elusive wild asparagus of Sicily, the vegetable’s points d’amour (“love tips”) continue to inspire gastronomes around the world with their delicate flavor.

Read the rest over at The Houston Press