A Connoisseur’s Palate

By Molly Moran | Photographed by Sunny Frantz

Curating a wine boutique for a living definitely has its perks—like cultivating vino knowledge on par with that of a sommelier. Thus, take advantage of these expert tips when choosing which bottles to next take home.

  1. Classics are classic for a reason: Aged cheddar paired with a robust Cabernet Sauvignon. Chèvre compliments herbaceous Sauvignon Blanc. Some cheeses and wines are just meant to go together, so rely on traditional duos when struggling for inspiration.
  2. What grows together goes together: The food and drink of a certain place are often intended to be enjoyed in tangent. Use that to your advantage when serving wine and cheese, like Italian gorgonzola with Nebbiolo from Piedmont.
  3. Ask for help: Whether at a wine store or a cheese counter, shop owners and staff love to talk about our products and how to pair them well. We’re one of your best resources. Then you can take all the credit with your guests.

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