Belinda Chang & Gabriel Kreuther- Wine & Food pairing 101

Belinda Chang- Wine Director, & Gabriel Kreuther- Executive Chef, The Modern restaurant, lead us through an Alsace wine & food pairing 101, w/ some ideas for matching Pinot Gris & Riesling w/ everything from Munster to pork belly, fish, & lobster.

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Welcome to - the home of Alsace wines in the U.S. Alsace wines have taken the culinary world by storm in recent years. The white wines of Alsace have become the darlings of sommeliers and chefs across the country, not only as a refreshing aperitif, but as a serious alternative to heavily oaked, international-style whites. Known to insiders for their freshness and versatility, these aromatic and terroir-driven wines make ideal partners for a dizzying array of cuisines, from Thai to Vietnamese, Chinese, Indian, French, Mexican, New American, and beyond. The range of Alsace wines, from everyday sippers to world-class cru wines, finds them equally well-suited to a takeout meal at home, as to a formal meal at one of the country's top tables. The envy of other wine regions, Alsace seems to have it all, from its long and colorful history, to its unique location, uber-rich soils and picture-perfect climate. Here, you'll discover the spectrum of Alsace grape varietals and wines, from still and dry, to lusciously sweet, to crisp and bubbly. You'll also get the inside scoop from some of the country's top chefs, sommeliers, restaurateurs and journalists - on why they can't get enough of food-friendly Alsace wines, along with their favorite pairings (hint: seafood is just the beginning!).