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Wine Pairing for Steamers

Cava, a wine pairing for steamers. from @foodwineclick.

Wine pairing for steamers! I was excited to read Jeff’s Wine Pairing Weekend post pairing steamed clams and mussels with Cava for a number of reasons.

I’m getting ready to head to Cape Cod next week, and I expect my Dad will make a batch of steamers at least once while there. This is typically a post-beach snack, an hour or two before dinner. Usually beers are cracked open to go with it. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind a nice cold beer after the beach.  But hey, I am more of a wine guy, especially when comes to what to drink along with food. So I’m glad to know that there’s a good bubbly option besides beer to go with the steamers.

Cava is a nice option when you want a sparkling wine at significantly less than Champagne prices. It sounds like Jeff, who blogs at foodwineclick, found a good one for his steamer pairing: Campos de Estrellas Estate Cava Brut ($15). It definitely met our #winePW 2 theme of “refreshing summer pairings”. Get on over to foodwineclick to get all the tasty details of the pairing.

Oh yes, there’s one more great thing to mention about Jeff’s post. The steamer and Cava pairing was enjoyed on his porch….what better way to enjoy a summer day!

Photo courtesy of Jeff Burrows, foodwineclick.com.

Chicken Veggie Stir Fry with a Verdejo

veggies for stir fry with chickenRiesling or perhaps a Gewurztraminer is my inclination for a stir fry. Tonight I made a version of this Chicken Veggie Stir Fry, but didn’t have either of those on hand. I did have a 2013 Blanco Nieva Verdejo, and it did the job nicely. Floral notes on the nose, some good acidity and citrus, went nicely with the variety of veggies and the chopped mango I added to my stir fry sauce. A thumbs up to this pairing!