Certain wines seem to work best during specific seasons, but overall, we think you should drink whatever makes you happy. Some people may think a certain red wine is too heavy for the heat of summer, while you may beg to differ. And that’s OK. However, we do think there is something to pairing wines with foods that are in-season. If a food is at the peak of freshness, you need to make sure you’re drinking it with a wine that does the flavor justice.
Spring is filled with delicious produce and there are plenty of fantastic wines that you can bring to the dinner table right now. As you cook dinner this spring season, consider popping open one of these great bottles of wine:
Wine to Drink with Asparagus
Asparagus has a reputation for being impossible to pair with wine. Some people feel that asparagus makes a wine taste “grassy” or “rotten”… mmmm. We say nothing is impossible and there are definitely some wines that work with asparagus; just stay away from tannic and oaky ones.
- Pinot Grigio
Wine to Drink with Cherries
Most fruits taste divine with wine (wine is made from fruit, after all) and cherries are no exception. When you’re eating cherries, go for a lighter red wine or a sweet white wine.
- Pinot Noir
Wine to Drink with Fennel
Fennel has a distinctive anise flavor, but the wine you choose will really depend on how the fennel is prepared. Overall, crisp white wines are your best choice; however, if you must have red, go for a lighter variety.
- Sauvignon Blanc
- German Riesling
- Pinot Noir
Have you found a perfect spring food and wine pairing that works really well? Share it with us.