The influence of pacific rim cuisine
Posted 25 June 2003 - 06:28 AM
First of all, I would like to say I really enjoy all of your books especially your Oxford Companion to North America. My question is related to the major influx of pacific rim techniques. Do you feel winemakers here in the states may begin more production of high acid friendly wines mimicking the gruners of austria or the dry rieslings of germany? Its my belief that since nearly 23% of the worlds population exists in Asia, we may need to accomodate the needs of these culinary practices. Winemaking as we know is not a common practice in asia, however I feel there is a growing need to pair well with the complexities of asian gastronomy, and what is currently available to us is not as adequate as say french cuisine. Thank you very much for your involvement in egullet.
Hope you enjoy the show! Homaro Cantu
Chef/Owner of Moto Restaurant
Posted 26 June 2003 - 06:50 AM
I'm not sure how easy it would be for the mainstream California wine industry suddenly to start to make high acid wines (they certainly couldn't do it and retain their obsession with phenolic ripeness!) but perhaps this change in our eating habits may end up shedding a more forgiving light on American wines from cooler wine regions which naturally produce high-acid wines. I'm thinking particularly here of upper New York state where some really fine whites are produced, some of them, funnily enough, Rieslings.