I have to confess that I’ve been enjoying my contribution to the Houston Press food blog, Eating Our Words.
And although I’ve been trying to focus on under-$25 wines from all over the world (not just Italy), my wonderful editor Cathy Matusow has been very generous in giving me license to reflect on wine and how we apply it in our everyday lives.
Today’s post was inspired by a whimsical pairing of Doritos and 2000 Coulée de Serrant by Joly. Blasphemous but surprisingly meaningful in ways I wouldn’t have expected.
- What is the moral of this story? However much we need to respect the wines we drink and the winemakers who make them, I believe that wine should be folded into the rhythms of our lives without prejudice or pretension. Did I commit an act of blasphemy with my pairing? In the eyes of many, I most certainly did. But I am convinced that wine is a living and breathing being, just like us. In my view, its application should be based on an honesty of desire and not an affected and complacent reliance on bourgeois convention. Yes, there are the great pairings of Western Civilization: Muscadet from the Loire and raw oysters; Sancerre and veined cheese; Tuscan Sangiovese and porterhouse alla fiorentina; red Burgundy and duck civet; Sauternes and
When it comes to pairing, follow your palate and be true to your heart.
Check out the post here and thanks for reading!
In other news…
It’s an epic cast this year at the conference and I’ll looking forward to catching up with friends and colleagues from New York and California.
Thanks for reading. Stay tuned and buon weekend yall!