Wine 101: Slow-Carb Wines
Timothy Ferriss, Author of the Four Hour Chef, has assembled a list from three wine experts to show you the top slow-carb wines: five white and five red. The experts include Spago wine director, Chris Miller, WinelibraryTV wine blogger, Gary Vaynerchuk, and Terroir co-owner, Paul Grieco.
What does 'slow-carb' mean?
Foods with a low glycemic index are considered slow carbs, which include most vegetables, whole grains, seeds, nuts, beans, peas and legumes. They do not cause a rapid elevation in blood sugar like most fast carbs. Fast carbs include breads, cereals, sugars, fruits and some starchy vegetables. Wines that are considered slow-carb have a low residual sugar level, making it perfect for your 1-2 glasses a night.
Ready for the list?
Chris Miller's Picks:
- Schloss Gobelsburg Grüner Veltliner 2011 (Wine Searcher)
- Scarpetta Pinot Grigio 2010 (Wine Searcher)
- Domaine du Bagnol Cassis Rose 2011 (Wine Searcher)
- Paul Lato “Le Souvenir” Chardonnay 2009 (Wine Searcher)
- Larmandier-Bernier “Blanc de Blancs” Extra-Brut (Wine Searcher)
- Domaine de la Chapelle des Bois Beaujolais 2010 (Wine Searcher)
- Melville Estate Pinot Noir 2009 (Wine Searcher)
- Montevertine Le Pergole TorteToscana Rosso 2007 (Wine Searcher)
- Marques de Murrieta Rioja Gran Reserva 2001 (Wine Searcher)
- Abreu Rothwell Hyde Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (Wine Searcher)
Gary Vaynerchuk's Picks:
- Eradus Sauvignon Blanc 2009 (Wine Searcher)
- Andre Neveu Sancerre Les Monts Damnes 2009 (Wine Searcher)
- Marimar Estate La Masia Chardonnay 2007 (Wine Searcher)
- Oliver Leflaive Meursault 2009 (Wine Searcher)
- Jean-Luc Chave Hermitage Blanc 2005 (Wine Searcher)
Paul Grieco's Picks:
- Goldwater Sauvignon Blanc 2010 (Wine Searcher)
- Abbazia di Novacella Sylvaner 2009 (Wine Searcher)
- Alice & Olivier De Moor Chablis Bel Air 2009 (Wine Searcher)
- Alzinger Riesling Federspiel Durnsteiner 2010 (Wine Searcher)
- Georges Vernay Condrieu Coteau du Vernon 2009 (Wine Searcher)
- Allegrini Palazzo della Torre Veronese 2008 (Wine Searcher)
- Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2009 (Wine Searcher)
- Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2006 (Wine Searcher)
- Bonny Doon Le Cigare Volant 2007 (Wine Searcher)
- Chateau Musar 2002 (Wine Searcher)
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