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As The Weather Gets Warmer, Food & Wine Get Lighter

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While we can't say it with certainty, the likelihood of another snowstorm diminishes with each passing day, as we transition into the warmer months. With the temperature transition also comes a transition for our palates.

This time of year, we move away from heavier soups and stews to lighter fare. It’s also the perfect time to talk about spring wines with our wine contributor, Ray Fister. He says the kinds of wines we drink reflect on the trends we see in food:

"I think, as a society generally we are going towards lighter foods ... For me, sauvignon blanc is one of my favorite wines," says Fister. "It's incredibly refreshing, it is one of the most refreshing drinks I've ever had."

Fister joins Lake Effect's Bonnie North to offer more spring wine pairings and talk about "the utility knife of wine" — rosé:

Editor's note: Ray Fister is the co-creator and voice of the wine blog and podcast Life Between the Vines. Fister is also the owner and engineer of 5th Floor Recording Company.

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Bonnie North
Bonnie joined WUWM in March 2006 as the Arts Producer of the locally produced weekday magazine program Lake Effect.
Ray Fister is the co-creator and voice of the wine blog and podcast Life Between the Vines. Fister is also the owner and engineer of 5th Floor Recording Company. He has 30 years experience in professional recording, including 21 years working in the Milwaukee market.