About This Wine
Finding wines that pair well with spicy food can be a real challenge.
But as America becomes more of a melting pot every year — and as American palates become accustomed to an ever growing number of ethnic cuisines — exotic spices are encountered more often. Dry, tannic wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon simply can’t stand up to many of those flavors.
What to do? Seek out wines that possess a touch of sweetness. At many Thai restaurants, for instance, it’s becoming more common to see wine lists heavy on white varieties that are made in an off-dry (i.e., slightly sweet) style — varieties such as Riesling and Gewurztraminer.
Another option is Moscato, such as the 2011 bottling from Viaggiatore. Crafted from grapes grown on the island of Sicily — where the Mediterranean climate accommodates full ripening of the grapes and, thus, full sugar development — the wine is fresh, sweet and the perfect companion for spicy fare.
- Grape Composition:100% Moscato
- Grape Source:Sicily Growing Region of Italy
- Aromas & Flavors:Nectarine, Peach and a Hint of Apricot
- Aging Vessels:Stainless Steel Tanks
- When to Drink:Now Through 2013
- Food Pairing Suggestionspicy fare, salads, or fruit-based desserts.
4 recipes match for this wine.
Hot And Spicy Orange Beef Match this flavorful recipe from Washington's Latch Creek Wine Cellars with Moscato d'Asti, Rose or Vouvray, and be amazed by how the mild sweetness of the wine helps tame the spiciness of the entree - a combination made in culinary heaven. The recipe makes 4 to 6 servings... Get The RecipeHot Buttered Rum Cheesecake With Rum Caramel Sauce The Hot Buttered Rum Cheesecake would go nicely with almost any dessert-style wine. Here is the cheesecake recipe that Kinzie shared with dinner attendees. Get The Recipe