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.
- Recommended wines:
Merrill and Karen Bonarrigo, Wine and Food Pairing experts at Messina Hof Wine Cellars, Inc.