In our effort to get you out of the kitchen and into the party, Pomegranate Glazed Lamb Meatballs come to the rescue. While meatballs have been a classic party appetizer for perhaps centuries, this updated version is energized by the intense sweet and sour character of pomegranate molasses.
Taking advantage of the complex flavors of this dish we turn to Carignan, the noble grape from Spain that found its fame in the south of France. A woodsy, savory, and earthy wine with pronounced acidity, high tannins, and meaty notes, the 2019 Two Shepherds Old Vine Carignan is an excellent partner for flavorful meat dishes. Intrinsically food friendly it holds up and enlivens an appetizer with bold flavors like lamb meatballs. A wine of structure; it makes a wonderful pairing for the sweet, savory and sour flavors of this dish.