Why not lamb chops and Riesling?
Well, we can tell you there is no good reason. It doesn’t sound like a likely combination, but in Alsace, all kinds of meat dishes pair with Riesling.
On a recent cold evening, Marian pan seared a couple of loin lamb chops with some salt, rosemary, thyme, and a bit of olive oil. Taking a break from reds, and inspired by our recent Baeckeoffe adventure, I uncorked a bottle of 2011 Trimbach Riesling. Delicious and dry, this wine is available everywhere. It captures the essence of Alsatian Riesling at a great price point ($15.00/bottle).
So, when you are in the mood for something different with your lamb chops, try this bright treat. By the way, some of our Long Island North Fork wineries are producing good Rieslings. Visit Paumanok Vineyards to sample some of their Riesling handiwork, and enjoy your trip around town.