Fine Pouilly-Fuissé the likes of Bouchard Père et Fils’ 2010 makes for a splendid aperitif and one of the most satisfying wines with which to begin an evening, whether it is an intimate gathering or an elegant dinner party. Furthermore, the 2010 Bouchard Père et Fils Pouilly-Fuissé provides an elegant, satisfying accompaniment to light, well-prepared meals. It shines especially bright in the company of trout, walleye, grouper, tilapia, salmon, and all kinds of shellfish. The French are fond of serving Pouilly-Fuissé with appetizers or starters, too, including pâtés and terrines. Although we enjoy Pouilly-Fuissé with pâtés, we prefer serving lighter fare with Pouilly-Fuissé, Burgundy’s most ethereal white wine. Consequently, some of our favorite accompaniments to Bouchard Père et Fils’ Pouilly-Fuissé are scallops, shrimp, lobster, and prawns served with a light aioli or butter and white wine based sauce. A bowl of mussels, sautéed in a saffron cream sauce, remains one of our perennial favorites, too. Chicken fricassee pairs nicely as well. Salads, pastas (especially those with cream based sauces), stir-fries, chicken, pork, and cheese pies all provide other splendid accompaniments to Bouchard Père et Fils’ Pouilly-Fuissé. Nevertheless, the true glory of Pouilly-Fuissé may just be its ability to shine on its own, unadorned or obliterated by food. So, whether it is winter, spring, summer or fall, this Pouilly-Fuissé will turn an ordinary evening into an extra ordinary night, with or without food. Bon appétit!