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Ralph Hersom, the Wine That Loves Wine Director, is a renowned wine expert and professional wine taster. For seven years, he was Wine Director of the world-famous Le Cirque restaurant in New York City. Prior to that, Ralph was Cellarmaster at Windows on the World, the famed Manhattan restaurant that has served as a training ground and launching point for many of the world’s wine elite. At Windows, Ralph worked closely with celebrated wine educator Kevin Zraly, author of the best-selling Windows on the World Complete Wine Course.
A sommelier since the age of 23, Ralph has an encyclopedic knowledge of wine and the global wine industry. His wine lists have won numerous awards and he has frequently been profiled in wine and food magazines as a master of the wine-and-food pairing art. His unique line of wines makes it easy, fun and more importantly enjoyable to choose the perfect wine pairing!
Wine That Loves Pasta With Tomato Sauce exhibits these qualities:
This medium flavor-intensity dish requires a medium intensity wine. If the wine has too much or too little intensity, either the flavor of the food or the flavor of the wine will be lost and you will miss the opportunity to enjoy the interplay of the two flavors.
The right wine for this acidic dish needs to be low in acidity. If the acidity is too high, the wine will clash with the food resulting in an unpleasant sour or tart taste.
For this acidic dish, the right wine needs to have low tannin. If the tannin is too high, the wine will clash with the acidity in the food, creating a dominant bitter or astringent taste rather than a balanced taste of the wine and food flavors.
To complement the bright, focused fruit flavor of the tomato, the right wine needs to have a bright and focused fruit flavor as well.