Which wines are best with spring foods?
Spring brings delicate produce like English peas and asparagus, but choosing wines to accompany these season openers isn't as simple as "think light." Asparagus is particularly tough to pair because it clashes with many wines, especially reds.
Meats commonly served this time of year have special considerations, too. Ham's salty-smoky combination calls for a fruity, slightly sweet wine (to balance the sodium) that won't get lost in the smoke. And gamey lamb calls for a red with just the right amount of body and earthiness.