Q I am the best man at a wedding and agreed to provide the wine for the head table. The couple is serving a soy, ginger salmon and chicken dish (i assume you get a choice). Any thoughts?
A The soy and ginger salmon would probably go best with an aromatic white such as a riesling or riesling blend but that may not be the best choice for the chicken. Probably the easiest solution would be to have an unoaked chardonnay and a pinot noir - both versatile grapes that would go with most flavours and also be familiar to most of the guests at the wedding. A medium bodied merlot - i.e. without extended oak ageing - should also work.