Spring Wine Pairing


By Peggy Fiandaca, co-owner of LDV Winery in Arizona


ON BIG BLEND RADIO: On this episode of “Wine Time with Peggy” it’s all about spring in the vineyard, new wine releases, and spring wines and pairings. Watch here in the YouTube player or download the podcast on Podbean. 

Spring awakens all your senses. Here are 4 tips for wine pairings.

  1. Balance Acidity – The wine should have lightly more acidity than the salads or foods you are pairing. The acidity balances out the bitterness of leafy greens for example. Try a Viognier.
  2. Consider Richness – The richness of seared Ahi tuna pairs beautifully with the lush fruit, spice, & a kiss of oak in wines like Grenache or Pinot Noir.
  3. Spice & Smoke – Fire up that grill or smoker but take that cooking method into consideration when choosing the wine. Grilled rack of lamb with herbs sings in perfect harmony with Syrah’s black & blue fruit characteristics.
  4. Rosé & Fresh Fruit – Wines with floral notes tend to enhance fresh fruit. LDV’s new 2020 Rosé of Grenache has intense fruit flavors that will play off the sweetness of strawberry shortcake & slice through the whipped cream.




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