It is obvious from MacNeil’s description of Rhône wines that food paired with a Rhône wine needs to match the wine’s flavor intensity. A northern Rhône Syrah like M. Chapoutier’s 2015 Crozes-Hermitage “Les Meysonniers” Rouge screams to be paired with a flavor-packed French inspired bison burger. This month the French #winophiles are exploring the wines of the Rhône Valley. Thanks to Liz Barrett of “What’s in That Bottle?” for arranging wine samples from M. Chapoutier.
What comes first for you when pairing food and wine, the food or the wine? Do you go to a restaurant and choose your wine first or your entrée? A few weeks ago it was “Open That Bottle Night” #OTBN. (More About #OTBN here ) I had been saving a bottle of 2012 Domaine Jean-Michel Gaunoux Pommard Les Perrières for that just right occasion to pair with just the right dinner. For me, in this case, the wine came first. Then, I decided on a chicken recipe, chicken breasts in a tart cherry Pinot Noir sauce.
The Italian Food, Wine, & Travel (#ItalianFWT) group is taking a deep dive into the grape variety Aglianico (alli-yawn-nico) this month. I had never tasted Aglianico before, but in my pursuit to learn more about Italian wines, I signed up for the deep dive discovery. I researched, tasted a few different bottles of Aglianico, and paired the wines with an Italian cheese board and braised lamb.
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