currentVintage was featured in two articles in Nantucket’s Inquirer & Mirror this week (05/17/12 Nantucket Wine Festival issue). Under the heading “Celebrating the Fruit of the Vine”,  one article was an interview by Assistant Editor Josh Balling on how to host a stellar wine tasting at home.  The second was an article by food & lifestyle writer Susan Simon that included recipes for an Italy-flavored spring wine dinner and suggested wine pairings by currentVintage.  Here is the Susan Simon menu…if you would like the recipes, stop by cV or pick the I&M.  Saluté!

Gorgonzola with Fennel Seeds on Toast:
cV Suggested Pairing:

Bella Vista Franciacorta NV (Lombardy) – a top champagne-quality sparkling wine from the Italian Alps.  Its toasty complexity with a touch of salinity would be perfect with the gorgonzola. $50

Roasted Asparagus with Mustard-Chive Vinaigrette, Radishes
cV Suggested Pairing:

Terlano Sauvingon “Winkl” 2010 (Alto Adige) – über sharp, crisp and minerally and ever so slightly herbal which should complement the tricky asparagus and vinaigrette. $28

Stewed Loin of Pork with Wine and Grappa
Parsley and Parmesan Rice

cV Suggested Pairing:

Caven “Messere” Sforzato di Valtellina  2003 (100% Nebbiolo, Lombardy) – a velvety yet structured wine made from hand-selected grapes that are dried for several weeks before pressing making it a voluptuous match to the sweet and savory flavors of the pork, and rice. $56

Strawberries Poached in Orange Juice with Cardamom,  Simple Sugar Cookies
Elvio Tintero Moscato d’Asti 2011 (Piedmont) – light and effervescent with lovely, crisp fruit.  An ideal companion to the strawberries. $15

For the entire article, click here

For the Inquirer & Mirror piece “Simple tips for hosting a stellar in home wine tasting”, click here

Check out Susan’s wonderful food & lifestyle blog:  SusanSimonSays.com