Each Wine Wednesday we share words of advice from your favourite winos, oenophiles and beyond . . .
How to Pair Wine With Asparagus and Artichokes
Grassy, lean, and green, asparagus and artichokes are notorious for being two of the most challenging foods to pair with wine; thankfully, sommelier Marnie Old has a few tricks up her sleeve. At her wine-pairing seminar at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, she explained that “artichokes and asparagus can cause problems, but they’re not problems we can’t solve.” Before we get into specific strategies, consider Old’s top-line strategy for pairing food with wine: when in doubt, pair like with like. In other words, sip on crisp wines when supping on high acid foods, sweeter wines with desserts, and bold options with robust dishes.
Question of the week
The question: I will move from one wine storage unit to another but will need to drive five hours to reach my new location. Will I damage the wine by moving it in a car with minimal temperature control?
The answer: Your wine will probably be fine, but I recommend doing what you can to keep your wine stable and free from temperature swings during the move. If you can avoid traveling during especially hot days, do so.
Happy Wine Wednesday everyone!
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