For some, wine is an acquired taste. It takes time and a lot of sampling to find what you really like, which is why wine tastings are a great way to introduce your palate to a variety of new flavors. But don’t forget that food can play a big part in wine drinking. The correct pairing can bring out a whole new character in a wine and might help land it on your list of favorites.
The Capital Grille at Fashion Show hopes to broaden the horizons of wine drinkers with its annual Generous Pour event. For $25 per person, diners can add this wine pairing option featuring nine selected wines to match dinner choices. The Generous Pour is available through September 2.
Master sommelier George Miliotes and executive chef Jim Nuetzi have prepared a set of wines to highlight harder to find varietals. “I selected the wines for the Generous Pour relying on favorites from unique vineyards that I enjoy in my own personal cellar,” Miliotes said.
The selection includes one rosé, two whites, five reds and one dessert wine. Highlights include Conn Creek Anthology’s 2007 Cabernet, an especially good vintage for Napa cabernets, which pairs nicely with the restaurant’s trademark dry-aged steaks. There is also the Simčič 2008/09 Rebula, available exclusively at Capital Grille. It is sometimes known as “orange wine” and is a good accompaniment to light fish dishes. Click here for a complete list of wines included in the event.
The best part about tthe Generous Pour is you can try as many as you like. As Miliotes says: “The best way to learn about wine is to drink it.”