Seasonal Pairings: March 29, 2017
Hey good lookin’! We see you rocking your spring colors and sunglasses. As everything turns green, make sure to grab a few bottles that compliment a day dedicated to basking in the sun or cooking up a fresh meal for that growing spring appetite. Do as the squirrels do and frolic around the lake! Taste these two features for $10!
Recipe: Asparagus Wrapped in Pancetta with Citronette from Martha Stewart
Pair with: Le Coeur de la Reine Sauvignon Blanc Touraine 2016 ($15)
Here is a picnic-ready wine from Le Coeur de la Rein in Touraine! These Sauvignon Blanc vines are over thirty years old and can be found growing by the Cher River, a tributary of the wild Loire River. For four generations, the Marteau family has carefully tended these vines and made wines from them. Their Sauvignon Blanc is grassy fresh but poppy like a tropical fruit basket. It will make a quenching addition to these snappy pancetta wrapped asparagus. Pack a bottle with this lunch for your next outdoor adventures!
Recipe: Spinach Ricotta Ravioli from Italian Food Forever
Pair with: Tiberio Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo 2015 ($17)
Few things are more satisfying than a meal made from pasta you rolled out yourself. Fresh home-made pasta is silky, chewy, and potentially an out of body experience. For first-time pasta-makers, fear not! We are here to reassure you that there is no need for fancy machinery or broken spirits. All you need are strong arms to roll the dough and a trusty bottle to accompany you for the process. Tiberio Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo is a cherry bright, raspberry tart, and orange tangy wine made from the free-run juice of the Montepulciano grape. Free-run means that the grapes are never over-extracted or pressed to a pulp, but instead, juiced by the sheer weight of the bunches of grapes piled on top of each other. The image can be soothing as you patiently roll out sheets of ravioli. Serve to the hardworking chef (like yourself) and to all dinner guests in need of lip-smacking wine.