Irish Wine or Green Beer? Consult the Experts
May I start out by saying “Happy St. Patrick’s Day” to all. I may not be Irish but I never turn down an excuse for a party. Besides, everyone’s Irish on St. Paddy’s Day. So I will don my favorite (only) green sweater for the occasion and if the weather cooperates, I might even join the throngs along the parade route. But what I really look forward to is our annual corned beef dinner shared with family and friends.
We had our celebratory feast early this year. We were expecting a larger than normal crowd for our weekly Sunday family get together. So while my husband (and resident chef) was busy in the kitchen, I decided to do some research and impress our wine aficionado offspring with the perfect pairing to complement the meal and make an appropriate toast to a long awaited Spring season.
I was sure I would end up serving a crisp white wine, perfectly chilled for the occasion. Even with my untrained pallet, I never considered a red. But to my surprise and great delight, all of the wine experts, or oenophiles as they like to call themselves, recommended none other than a bubbly, amber variety to be the preferred accompaniment to the savory dish. Who knew? So needless to say, we took their advice and hoisted a few pints to toast our Irish friends in proper style.
The lesson is that whether it’s the perfect wine to go with a special meal, the perfect résumé paper to display your credentials, or a crisp cotton letterhead to showcase your business’s brand, one should always consult the experts. But like wine (or beer), have fun with it. Mix it up and experiment with different colors and textures. Choose the premium quality that Southworth’s product mix has to offer and you can’t go wrong.