Risotto makes a great first course, with smoked trout adding salty complexity and asparagus adding color and crunch. The dish calls for a dry, but fruity white wine. Check out my notes on Gewürztraminer and Muscadet, wines you need to get to know!
This past Tuesday was Mardi Gras – a perfect opportunity for Shrimp Gumbo. I paired this great recipe with a German Riesling and a Beaujolais Morgon. Which was best? Take a look . . .
Valencian-style Paella, where meat is used instead of seafood, presents itself as a colorful blanket of yellow-golden rice redolent of savory saffron and spicy chorizo. . . the perfect pairing for Rioja!