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!
Summer’s on its way. Grilled Snapper is always a winner, but this recipe . . . with Savenniéres . . . a rich Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley . . . takes it to another level. You gotta try this pairing!
On this day we head north to the wineries in the Anderson Valley, through a Redwood Grove and to the coastal town of Mendocino.