Drink Bravely with Mark Oldman – Episode 41: Artichokes and Wine (Yes We Can!)

No matter what the “wine grinches” say, Mark Oldman declares that it’s fine to pair wine with artichokes. Broadcasting from the verdant fields of Castroville, California at the height of artichoke season, Mark explains that a tangy, acidic white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Gruner Veltliner will offset the sweet effect that artichokes have on wine.’

Featured wine:
Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc Private Bin 2010 (New Zealand, $15)

Other Artichoke Allies:
Bastianach Friulano Colli Orientali del Friuli “Adriatico” 2009 (Italy, $18)
Columbia Crest Pinot Gris 2010 (Washington State, $12)
Crossroads Sauvignon Blanc 2010 (New Zealand, $15)
Hirsch Grüner Veltliner #1 2009 (Austria, $18)
Morgan Pinot Gris R & D Franscioni Vineyard 2009 (California, $16)
Quattro Mani Toh-kai 2009 (Italy, $11)
Robert Oatley Sauvignon Blanc Pemberton 2010 (Australia, $15)

“Poosh It!”

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