Erin Rolek, The Bachelor Farmer, Minneapolis
Which classic grape varietal is the most underrated?
I would answer that Riesling remains the most underrated of International varietals. Riesling is a darling in the wine community, but it still requires work to translate that love to guests.
What kind of flavors inspire you most?
In wine I love complexity and balance along with compelling texture. Additionally, I usually gravitate towards subtlety and something refreshing but there are exceptions to that.
Choose a drink to match with pork – and why?
Pork can be prepared is so many different ways, so if you’re looking for a wine that can stand up to a variety of preparations I always reach for off-dry Riesling. The acid, fruit, and quiet sweetness is a perfect pairing at the table!