Wine Pairing with Asparagus

3 Mistakes to Avoid when Pairing Wine with Asparagus:

as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo

  • Asparagusic acid found in the vegetable can produce sulfur compounds. It is strong and can clash with wine.  Use wines that are light, delicate, and low in tannic acid.
  • Rich egg-based sauces can cover the strong flavors and make the asparagus more compatible with heavier wines. Try to avoid acidic sauces unless you have the egg-based sauce.
  • Overly sweet wines will overcome the asparagus and mute the flavors.
   

Merrill and Karen Bonarrigo, Wine and Food Pairing experts at Messina Hof Wine Cellars, Inc.

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