Egg rolls and Pinot Grigio? – Thirsty Thursday for August 16th, 2012

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 . . .


  • “LCBO offers two tasty Italian red wines for less than $8” ::link::
  • “A suave pinot that may turn you off shirazes and cabs for good” ::link::
  • “‘Natural’ wine: fabulous or faddish scam?” ::link::
  • “Where are the best wine bargains coming from today?” ::link::
  • A Curious Coupling … That Works

Odd Pairings

They say love is in the eye of the beholder and who are we to argue. A quick look around any restaurant and you’ll see an astonishing array of weird and marvelous couples proving that other old adage that opposites attract. So if people from such different backgrounds can hook up and make it work what about food and wines that seem to contrast rather than complement?

Egg rolls and Pinot Grigio. Yep this is a favorite of a Sommelier we met in Hong Kong. I tried it and he’s right. The oil and fresh veggies of the egg roll work perfectly with a typical Pinot Grigio. For desert try pairing a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup with a Cabernet Sauvignon. The king of red grapes’ high tannins and complex fruits work well with the peanut buttery goodness of the snack. It tastes like a PB&J sandwich.