Welcome to our new series, Small Plate Saturday, where we enjoy wines paired with an afternoon appetizer, something you may enjoy at a laid back beach side cafe, or on your quiet back patio with a friend after taking a dip in the pool to cool off.
The Italian government hopes to change the perception of Italian wines.
No yeast, no wine. We all have tiny microbes to thank for giving us the endless flavors and permutations of wine from all over the world. With new sequencing technology being developed, it is now possible to see with much more specificity strains of yeasts in the vineyard than before, when they were simply put onto a petri dish.
For those interested in wines grown in volcanic soils, the book Volcanic Wines-Salt, Grit and Power written by MS John Szabo unpacks in detail volcanic wine making regions all over the globe.
Every once in a while I love a plate of spicy noodles loaded up with vegetables and fresh herbs. When thinking about what to pair with it, the white wines of Austria felt like a go-to.
At some point in all our food and wine consumption careers, most of us have come across such an overly stocked wine list that it all goes blurry before our eyes. Where do you start?