For our annual food and drink issue, I thought it apropos to focus on some of my favorite wine and food matches.
Greens and Root Vegetables—Austrian Grüner Veltliner Recommended Producers: Schloss Gobelsburg, Soellner, Hiedler
Chèvre—Sauvignon Blanc Recommended Producers: Vacheron (France), Craggy Range (New Zealand), Spottswoode (California)
Beef—Argentine Malbec Recommended Producers: Catena, Colomé, Achaval Ferrer
Marinara Sauce—Chianti Recommended Producers: San Fabiano Calcinaia, Fèlsina, Isole e Olena
Barbecue—Zinfandel Recommended Producers: Dashe, Seghesio, Scott Harvey
Mushrooms—Pinot Noir Recommended Producers: St. Innocent (Oregon), Talley (California), Siduri (California)
Oysters—Muscadet (a region in the Loire Valley of France) Recommended Producers: Bonnet-Huteau, Eric Chevalier, l’Aiguillette
Chocolate—Dulce Monastrell (late harvest red from Spain) Recommended Producers: Olivares, Castaño
Michael Kwas is wine director at L’Etoile restaurant. He writes this column monthly.
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