Wine for Normal People
This week, it’s another crack at food and wine pairing. But this isn’t just an overview, we get kind of dorky, talking about chemical reactions and shifts in your perception based on certain combinations. Here’s the outline: We do a quick review of basic pairing rules — heavy with heavy, light with light, follow the flavor Then America’s Wine Test Kitchen strikes again — we talk about the experiment we did with Sancerre (acidic Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley in France), lemons, and sugar. MC Ice was blown away! We address great pairings with acidic wines and the flavors you can expect from pairing Then we hit on tannin, alcohol, and sweet wines and why you have to take these factors into consideration when you’re pairing. If you like the podcast, please review it on iTunes, drop on the blog, or join the awesome conversation on Facebook (Wine For Normal People page) and Twitter @normalwine! If you’ve got a question you want [...]
Direct download: 46Ep046_PairingRevisited.mp3
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Sorry to be so late with this one — a death in the family has taken us off schedule with lots of things, including the podcast. But we’re back on track this week! And I think this one will be useful. This week MC Ice and I give some suggestions on what to buy if you’re shopping for a case of wine (which makes sense because you usually get a discount for doing that!) Since I know you’re not going to be able to take notes on everything, here’s the rundown of our recommendations: Sippers Cava, Albariño, and French Rosé (dry, not sweet blush wine!) Versatile/Food Wines Whites: Sauvignon Blanc, lightly oaked Chardonnay, dry Riesling Reds: Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Chianti or Barbera, Malbec or Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon or a red blend that contains it The Wild Card/Something New Sky’s the limit but we mention…Grüner Veltliner, Monastrell, Torrontes, and Nero d’Avola The grape of the week is Petit Sirah…and we ex [...]
Direct download: 45Ep045_HowtoFillaCaseofWine.mp3
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