Friday, March 28, 2008
Vino And Veggies
Wine and Vegetables: Which wines go best with tomatoes, salad greens and grilled veggies? Do red wines work as well as white wines with green food? Which wines should be paired with spring and summer vegetables?
Find out about these questions and more in my good friend, wine expert Natalie MacLean's podcast where she gives you all the information you'll need for pairing the best wines with the best vegetable dishes.
Breaking the topic down to the common saltiness or creaminess of salad dressings and their effects on certain wines, to which ones to avoid or choose is Natalie's specialty, as an award-winning sommelier and wine connoisseur. She even mentions my favorite wine, Tuscan Chianti, which is a classical regional match for most Italian dishes with tomatoes, including most pastas, lasagnas, and pizza.
Great stuff. Thanks, Natalie.
And don't forget that Natalie MacLean is also the noted author of the book, Red, White and Drunk All Over: A Wine-Soaked Journey from Grape to Glass. This one's definitely on my recommendation list of must-haves for the cookbook shelf.