Bring on Summer… and Corn on the Cob!

Are you as ready for winter to end as I am? I’m guessing you are. So to help “set the mood,” here’s a wine-related question that’s focused squarely on the summer…

QUESTION: I know this may sound like a strange question this time of the year, but it came up at a meeting for a community festival that our town puts on each summer. We’re thinking of having a wine booth, and we were wondering if there is any wine that goes well with grilled corn. We sell more corn on the cob than anything else at the festival.

ANSWER: Corn on the cob? Slathered with butter? We’ll take 10 tickets to the festival, please!

And to accompany that summertime treat, we’d suggest a big, creamy, “California-style” Chardonnay — one that has undergone malolactic fermentation, but isn’t overly oaky.

As you can see, it’s a little bit tricky because of all the flavor sensations going on — sweetness from the corn, enhanced by the grilling… the butter… and perhaps a sprinkling of salt. But it can be done… and what a treat your festival-goers have in store for them!

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