There are just some foods that pare so well with wine it is hard to imagine serving them without a glass of red or white wine to accent its flavor. There is just nothing quite like cheese boards full of carefully crafted cheeses served with a complimentary wine. But then on the other hand there are foods that really compliment the flavor of other foods but make paring a wine almost impossible. Some consider asparagus to be one of those foods that is almost impossible to pare with a fine wine.
With asparagus the same grassy, green flavor provided by its naturals chemistry can really enhance the taste in good cuts of meat, shrimp, and even nuts. This same chemistry does not pare well with most wines making a meal with asparagus hard to include a fine wine.
When looking for a wine to pare with asparagus there are two things to keep in mind. First you can use sauces on the asparagus that will help bridge the flavor gap making it slightly easier to get a good combination, hollandaise sauce or even mayonnaise will do the trick. Also look for wines that are highly in oak flavor or full of acids for the perfect paring of wine and asparagus.