air date: 8/26/10 |  run time: 24:10
Perfect Pairings,  episode 05
Salads can be composed with so many different elements. Usually we let the market and season dictate what goes into a salad, and generally salads have a base of lettuce or other greens like spinach or arugula. These greens can be a challenge to pair with wine on their own because of strong, chlorophyll elements that exist in the leaves. When you take that green base and then pile on all kinds of vegetables, fruit, nuts and vinegar dressing, it becomes even more difficult to find the right pairing. In this segment, Aldo and I compare two different white wines against a very complicated but tasty salad.

Wines in this episode: Veranda Sauvignon Blanc ’08, Chile & Riesling Grauschiefer Schmittages