IN THE KITCHEN
Keep it simple, keep it cool
Use zucchini, yellow squash, red onions, red bell peppers or whatever firm fresh summer vegetable you like to make an easy room-temperature side dish. Just thickly slice the squash and onions and halve and seed the peppers. Oil them lightly and grill them on a hot grill until well-marked on both sides. Then let them marinate on a platter in a little balsamic vinaigrette. This summer salad will be ready whenever you're ready to serve the rest of the meal.
THE WINE: 2001 Alice White Semillon/Chardonnay, Australia $7
THE FLAVORS: An interesting blend; the Chardonnay gives the wine structure while the Semillon adds a lighter sweeter fruity soft component to the wine.
PAIRS WITH: Baked fish topped with lemon or grilled salmon.
Wine writer Lain Bradford can be reached at email@example.com or write him in care of The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.
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