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Asparagus, White Wine & Onion Soup
With this soup, you'll need to work quickly as to not lose the bright green color of the asparagus


  • one bushelle of asparagus, cleaned
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tbsp of provencal herbs
  • 1 tsp white pepper

  1. 1. Sautee onions, pepper and garlic in butter for 2 mins. than add asparagus and cook for another 2 mins. add the remaining ingredient and simmer mixture for approx. 15-20mins (or until aspargaus has softened)
  2. 2. Puree and serve.

VINI VERGANI recommends: Sauvignon DOC, 2007
Producer: Villa Russiz, Capriva del Friuli, 100% Sauvignon blanc
Degustation notes: Superb peppery bouquet with fine aromas of citrus, lots of grapes. Juicy on the palate, tenuous, slightly nervy.