Alibi V.28 No.5 • Jan 31-Feb 6, 2019 

What Do I Eat With That?

The Gruet Edition

A few of our favorite Gruet wines and what to eat with them

Gruet Grand Blanc de Noirs
Robin Babb

2015 Grand Blanc de Noirs

The Grand Blanc de Noirs has some pretty bold, earthy flavors, so don’t pair it with light fish like you might with other whites. I’d drink this alongside a plate of soft cheese with fruit, some carnitas tacos or even a not-too-heavy, fruit-forward dessert like apple pie or baked pears.

The art of pairing food with wine/beer/whatever you're drinking is a highly subjective one, based on whether Mercury is in retrograde, which way the wind is blowing and what model your first car was. With that in mind, here's our suggestion on what you should eat with what you're drinking.
Robin Babb

Sauvage Rosé

Everybody loves rosé because it goes both ways, which is a sentence I already regret writing. Pair this crisp wine with pizza or a creamy pasta—its slight acidity will cut the fat refreshingly. “Ooh, I love the Sauvage with some pork ribs, honestly,” says Matt, who is definitely invited to my summer barbeque.

Robin Babb

Extended Tirage Rosé

Again, it would be hard to go wrong with rosé and pizza—I’m thinking a Margherita pie with a really crisp crust and perfect summer tomatoes. Most baked goods will go well with the added yeast flavors in this mellow wine, as would pasta. Oooh, or avocado toast on a really thick slice of brioche, with some farmer’s cheese and pickled red onions. Who else is hungry now?