Tender, sweet green beans, fresh picked, are one of my all time favorite veggies. I love them tossed simply with sherry vinegar, olive oil, boiled potatoes and olives, but the additions and variations to this green bean salad theme are almost endless. Add in some duck skin cracklins, a few strips of roasted bell peppers and some toasted almond slivers and you've got the fix for a great, light summer supper!
Sweet, sour, salty; a salad like this has a lot going on and finding the right wine to work with all the elements can be frustrating to say the least. Try to find a wine that works with the acidity here and is simple enough to add a complementary note to most of the ingredients.
Two to try:
Gini Soave Classico - Nice Soave Classico is a great choice here. Bright, fresh and slightly plump, it's a wine made to complement food, not compete with it.
Vina Godeval Godello - Godello is not the best known of Spain's grapes, but the combination of apple, floral and citrus flavors in a nice, plump style makes it one of the most versatile.