the thought of finding the right wine to serve with your next vegan meal seems
like a daunting task, don't worry: Vegan Sommelier is here to help.
boutique wine company promises not to "drown you in pages and pages of
wine listings and text." Instead, Vegan Sommelier offers "specially
selected vegan wines, often in limited edition and not readily available at
stores." It features only the season's best choices on its website and suggests which
vegan dishes pair well with them.
have teamed up with Vegan Sommelier to pair some of the company's favorite
wines with our own PETA recipes. Here are the boutique's top four choices for fall,
along with delicious vegan recipes to complement them:
The House of Independent Producers La Bourgeois Chardonnay
chardonnay is a highly versatile wine that is rich but not oaky and can be
enjoyed with meals or as a party wine. Vegan Sommelier calls it "the best
of both worlds—somewhere between the full fruit of the West coast and the
French crisp, complex whites. … Apple, flint, citrus, and stone define the
it with Kung Pao tofu.
Hedges Family Estate CMS Cabernet Sauvingnon Blend 2010 ($14)CMS—a
blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and shiraz—features a medium body and long
finish. Vegan Sommelier describes it as "the American equivalent of those
wonderful, well priced European wines."
it with truffled wild mushroom
Montinore Estate Pinot Gris 2010 ($14.26)Pinot
gris is made from the pinot grigio grape but in a style that is slightly
fuller. It "stands out with notes of fresh ripe pear, yellow apple and a
refreshing floral/herbal accent."
it with a vegan Caesar salad.
Grochau Cellars Pinot Noir 2009 ($25)Grochau
Cellars Pinor Noir captures the terroir
of the Willamette Valley in each glass. "The vintner selected the best
grapes throughout his vineyards to produce a wine of a delicate balance between
elegance and intensity, with complexity and length." Be sure to plan ahead
and open the bottle one hour before serving.
it with Thanksgiving dinner.
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