Wine Wednesday Words of Advice ~ April 4th, 2012 – Does the label sell the wine?

Each Wine Wednesday we share words of advice from your favourite winos, oenophiles and beyond . . .

Pairing White Rhône Wines with Food

When most people think of the Northern Rhône, they don’t think of white wine.

It’s really no surprise that viognier (one of the principal white grapes of the region) had nearly gone extinct only fifty years ago, with just eight acres planted across the entire region. Now, viognier, as well as marsanne and roussanne, have spread across the world. Viognier, being the most popular of these varietals, has found success in South America, Australia, California, and even Virginia. Frankly, we’re lucky to have viognier in our arsenal of food-friendly wines because its versatility allows it to pair well with some of the more difficult wine-pairing cuisines around the world; namely Indian, Asian, and vegetarian foods. It also has the ability to stand up against moderately spicy foods.

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Question of the week

THE QUESTION: Do labels help to sell wine?

THE ANSWER: Fred Scherrer opines:



Happy Wine Wednesday everyone!