By: Margaux Cintrano.
Continued Part 3 .
K is for extra dry Karakuchi Sake and when chilled it exhibits a very faint floral aroma and pairs lovely with sashimi, sushi, spicy fish recipes and shellfish.
Letter L, brings us to Lombardy, Italy where Lugana, a traditional dry white wine is lovingly produced and paired with white fish varieties and fish from Lake Garda. Two such wines are Visconti and Villa Giardi.
M is the letter for Mâcon, a French Chardonnay from this region´s stony soil and its unique mineral flavor and aromas. M also stands for Malbec, which hails from Argentina and is one of my favourite new world wines possessing a noble nose, velvety red color and pairs perfectly with seared on a flame rare steak.
The red Nebbiolo grape variety hails from Italy´s Piedmont region and is a full bodied red, perfect for lamb and / or chili con carne.
Ollauri is not a wine, it is a wine estate in La Rioja Alta, and Beronia de Ollauri and Otarra de Logroño both make plummy reds that love to marry tangy tapas such as olives, meat stews and a variety of cold cut deli meats.