Sat, 4 February 2017
Ok, we've done it. We did the primary research with unhealthy, kinda nasty bar food. Our findings were pretty simplistic but we figured it out through trial and error.
Here's a hint: our MVP is a wine we don't recommend often: lightly oaked Chardonnay!
Sat, 21 February 2015
It's the Chinese New Year so it's time for a pairing podcast! M.C. Ice is fascinated that you can successfully pair wine with Chinese cuisine, but after serious experimentation I made a believer of him.
A few key notes:
1. Slightly sweet Riesling and Vouvray are the MVPs with Chinese. You can't go wrong with these wines because they have full fruit, sugar to counteract the spice, and acidity to keep the flavors lively.
2. Sweet and sour dishes are great with rosé or Alsace
3. With meat dishes, Beaujolais is the MVP but rosé could work for pork buns
4. With seafood, try Muscadet or Albariño
5. Fried rice with egg can take Prosecoo, Viognier or a full Chardonnay
6. Dim sum is hard, but Riesling is your MVP!
If you're a Chinese food lover, you'll love this podcast! Please let us know what you think about these pairings and add some of your own!
Happy Year of the Goat/Sheep!
Wed, 12 February 2014
Want a wine that will last from salad to entree to cheese course? This week we discuss 8 versatile wines that will carry you through your Valentine's meal (except dessert -- you need a sweet wine for that). Choose a wine using our ideas and you'll be set for the night!
The Whites: Albariño, Riesling, unoaked Chardonnay from the New World
The "Others": Rosé, Sparkling wine
The Reds: Beaujolais, Pinot Noir (but be careful which one!), Barbera
Happy Valentine's Day!
And thanks for listening! We can't wait to hear from you! If you've got a question you want us to answer, post it we'll include it on the show!