Watch wine expert Mark Oldman, author of the Drink Bravely blog, share wine pairing tips for Artichokes!
Artichokes and Wine
We will leave it up to wine expert Mark Oldman to guide you on how to pair Artichokes and wine. Oldman is one of the country’s leading wine personalities. He is a wine columnist for the Food Network, is a regular on Martha Stewart Radio’s “Living Today” program, writes for “Food & Wine,” “Departures” and “Travel & Leisure,” and regularly speaks to audiences throughout the country at food and wine festivals.
Watch Oldman give his pairing tips directly from an Ocean Mist Farm Artichoke ranch in Castroville, Calif. The video above is appropriately titled “Artichokes and Wine (Yes We Can!).”
Morgan Pinot Gris R & D Franscioni Vineyard 2009 (California, $16)
Quattro Mani Toh-kai 2009 (Italy, $11)
Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc Private Bin 2010 (New Zealand, $15)
Wine selection can be determined by how the Artichoke is cooked. Grilling creates a tasty bitterness that is nicely complemented by red wines such as Merlot or Zinfandel. Just as important, you should also consider the sauce in which the vegetables will be cooked or served. This is where those old food-wine match rules can come back into play. A hearty tomato sauce could be complemented with a fruity Italian red wine or a dry rose. A cream-based or other white sauce could call for a Sauvignon Blanc or a Chardonnay.