Some wine and food was just meant to go together. Sure, there might be technical explanations such as weight or acidity levels underlying a good pairing. But often the reason a dish goes well with a particular wine is that the cuisine is rooted in the same region where the wine grapes were grown. We will focus on the interplay of food and wine that hail from the same region for Wine Pairing Weekend 4, "Regional Food and Wine Pairings" on Saturday, September 13.
Let me say another word about what we are looking for on this theme. You might choose to share a classic pairing, such as Boeuf Bourguignon with a red Burgundy. But you could also feature a dish inspired by the cuisine of a wine region, that is your own invention rather than a classic recipe. The Tuscan Inspired Beef Stew I made for our wine club this winter comes to mind as an example of this approach. Or you might simply use a few ingredients common in the wine region you are focused on as your launching point. Get creative, and join us for the #winePW fun!
Before I get into the details about how you can join use for #winePW 4, let me give a shout out to the bloggers who joined us for the August #winePW event: Curious Cuisiniere, Vino Travels, Culinary Adventures with Camilla, ENOFYLZ Wine Blog, Take a Bite Out of Boca, foodwineclick, Pull That Cork, Tasting Pour, Meal Diva, Grape Experiences, and Confessions of a Culinary Diva. Direct links to their #winePW 3 posts can be found here. A great group, and we'd love to add you to the list for #winePW 3 if you are a blogger!
Details for participation
Are you ready to jump in and participate in the third #winePW? Here are the details:
OK, that's all I can think of for now. For more of the backstory on Wine Pairing Weekend, check out the original post introducing the idea. Please let me know your thoughts and questions in the comments; or you can also email me at winepairingweekend AT gmail.com. Cheers!