WINE PAIRING IN CHEF MICHELLE WEAVER’S KITCHEN
Sometimes even the most seasoned Chefs need to use trial-and-error when determining the perfect wine to pair with their dishes. Chef Michelle Weaver of Charleston Grill gave us a quick glimpse into how she approaches wine-pairing in her kitchen.
As she was developing her Snapper Ceviche, Chef Weaver at first felt confident that the 2011 Weingut Christ Weiner Gemischter Satz would perfectly compliment the flavors at play in the appetizer. She was pleasantly surprised, however, to find that the acid/fat combination of the dish called for a more melon-y and crisp companion. At that, she decided that the 2011 Selbach Riesling Spaltese was just what the ceviche needed. As she explains, “The riesling makes the melon really pop and, along with a bite of fresno pepper, it is just a beautiful little mouthful.”
Grab a bottle of the Selbach Riesling and try this deliciously paired dish for yourself!
Snapper Ceviche with Melon, Cucumber, Mint, and Lime
from Chef Michelle Weaver of Charleston Grill, Charleston, SC