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4 Wine Pairings For Tempura Battered Asparagus

  • Asparagus is traditionally classified as one of the most difficult vegetables to pair with wine due to its extreme vegetal components
  • Asparagus in the springtime cannot be beat in terms of freshness and tenderness
  • White asparagus has more mellow flavors compared to its green asparagus relative
  • A tempura batter preparation for asparagus adds weight and texture
  • Soy sherry dipping sauce adds saltiness and sweetness to balance the umami flavors of the asparagus
  • These complex flavor additions allow for greater flexibility regarding wine pairings
  • Stick to wines with no tannins or oak, and instead opt for clean and crisp whites and roses – perfect for springtime tables
  • Recommended wines:
    • Pinot Grigio (dry white with crisp acidity)
    • Sauvignon Blanc (dry white with citrus and floral undertones)
    • Sparkling Rosé (sparkling wine with a touch of sweetness)
    • Sophia Marie Rosé (dry rosé with strawberry and cranberry notes)

As recommended by Karen Bonarrigo Director of Administration for Messina Hof Wine Cellars, Inc, is an expert in wine and food pairing.

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