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WINE PAIRINGS Paleo Burgers

Spicy Yam Fries

Summertime and warming weather means bringing out the simple and delicious staples. Eating a paleo burger means you have many choices of meat and fresh, tasty toppings to load the patty with. A few red options to consider would be a Cabernet Sauvignon, a Zinfandel or a Syrah because they’ve got the tannins, structure and big complementary tastes that make a spot on match.

When pairing a wine with yam on its own, there are many great choices as it’s such a versatile vegetable. In this case, we’re also taking into consideration the spice component. Avoid the heavy oak and try fruity, aromatic and off-dry style whites; these wines tend to balance heat and spicy flavors in a dish. Off-dry Rieslings, Gewurtztraminers and Vouvrays are delicious choices to serve with this tasty side. For those who prefer reds, go for a lower tannic wine such as the fruit-forward, smooth and food friendly tastes of Pinot Noir, Beaujolais and Tempranillo. You’re going to get the best of many worlds pairing this dish with any of these wines!

If you’re feeling a white wine instead, try an oaked Chardonnay. The nice buttery, wood flavours are full enough to take on the richness of beef and other rich red meats. Who says only beer and burgers go well together!

Rad Rainbow Salad Fresh ingredients, fresh wine! Think refreshment, crispness, and juiciness when choosing a wine for this salad .The idea of taking a lovely, spritzy dry rose and pairing it with this salad is heavenly. Or perhaps this is the day you try (or retry) a Torrontes from Argentina? I don’t think it’d be too hard to imagine either a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc beside the salad fork...

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