Tuesday, March 4, 2008

What wine pairs well with rattlesnake?

Sometimes I get the oddest requests from my clients. Today I got one from a customer who went fishing and instead caught a 5ft diamondback rattlesnake. He decided since he didn't catch any fish, and spent $400 on the private fishing tour, that he would instead eat the rattlesnake and I thought that was interesting. When he proceeded to tell me that he wanted some advice on wines that paired well with snake, I had to really think about it so...

I called my friend and wine writer Denman Moody in Houston and this is what he told me "With the rattlesnake, I'd make a wine reduction brown sauce, then pair it with Zaca Mesa Syrah."

Well there you go. I can't wait for the next stumper question!

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