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Riesling Wine Pairing

Riesling is a noble grape that produces some of the world's finest, most long-lived whites. A light, vibrant white wine that often has citrus, floral and mineral notes. It's mostly associated with Germany, but other well-known regions making it include Alsace, Washington, Niagara, Finger Lakes, Okanagan and Australia’s Clare Valley and Eden Valley. Styles range from bone dry to intensely sweet. Aromas and flavors include apricot, peach, wet slate, minerals, flowers and petrol (when it's aged). Food matches include beef , poultry, game birds, and pork. Enjoy it with bread and cheese, chocolate desserts and pizza. A festive turkey dinner with all the fixings calls for Riesling. Some egg dishes, spicy foods and seafood go well with this wine.

Riesling Wine with beef:

     • beef: braised with olives
     • tourtiere

Riesling Wine with breads:

     • challah (egg bread)
     • bread: Tuscan
     • bread: rustic
     • baguette: French

Riesling Wine with cheese:

     • Mimolette (vieille)
     • Saint Paulin
     • Chèvre à la Rose
     • Chevre Figue
     • cheese sandwich: grilled
     • colby
     • swiss: baby
     • swiss: aged: 1 year
     • swiss: aged: 2 years & 3 years
     • blue: paradise
     • gorgonzola
     • monterey jack
     • munster
     • blue cheese
     • fondue: cheese

Riesling Wine with chicken/poultry:

     • duck liver pate
     • duck a l'orange
     • duck
     • duck breast
     • cold meats
     • chicken: fried
     • goose
     • chicken with lemon/citrus sauces
     • chicken
     • turkey, chicken sausage, spicy
     • foie gras
     • chicken in orange balsamic sauce
     • chicken wings: spicy
     • turkey, fried
     • turkey, roasted with gravy

Riesling Wine with desserts:

     • chocolate: white
     • chocolate: dark
     • chocolate milk
     • cake: black forest chocolate
     • chocolate: caramel
     • chocolate and nuts
     • Easter bunnies: chocolate
     • Easter eggs: chocolate
     • Valentine’s Day hearts: chocolate
     • chocolate kisses
     • chocolate: dark/almond
     • pralines with chocolate
     • tiramisu
     • cake: fruit
     • pie: pumpkin
     • apple fritters
     • pudding: toffee
     • cake: black forest
     • desserts: almond based

Riesling Wine with egg dishes:

     • eggs benedict

Riesling Wine with ethnic dishes:

     • latkes
     • Greek dishes
     • chicken souvlaki with rice and salad
     • sashimi
     • curry: coconut: mild
     • Chinese dishes
     • Indian dishes
     • sushi
     • Thai dishes
     • curries: creamy
     • chicken korma
     • peanut sauce dishes
     • curries: lightly spiced
     • curries: mild
     • wasabi seasoning: Japanese
     • chicken or pork: sweet and sour
     • spareribs: Chinese
     • Causa Limeña Bicolor: crab: Peruvian
     • Asian Dishes
     • spring rolls
     • Mexican dishes
     • sauerkraut
     • choucroute garnie
     • curries: spicy
     • barbeque: Asian
     • chicken: butter
     • lamb korma

Riesling Wine with game:

     • game birds
     • venison

Riesling Wine with pasta:

     • risotto with lemon-mint
     • risotto with butternut squash
     • risotto: warm apple with pancetta

Riesling Wine with pizza:

     • pizza: cheese
     • pizza: Hawaii
     • pizza: California
     • pizza: taco
     • pizza: frozen
     • pizza: fruit
     • pizza: cheese and onions
     • pizza: grilled tofu & bell peppers
     • pizza: Margherita

Riesling Wine with pork:

     • pork chops with maple glaze
     • pork & apples/applesauce
     • pork tenderloin
     • pork roast
     • sausage: spicy
     • spareribs
     • pork

Riesling Wine with sauces, spices, herbs:

     • caraway
     • anise, fennel
     • cilantro
     • curry powder
     • dill
     • rosemary
     • saffron
     • sauce: indian curry: southeast asia
     • sauce: soy, soy marinade
     • sauce: marinade: spicy
     • vinaigrette
     • chili
     • coriander
     • cumin
     • fennel
     • ginger
     • mace
     • onion
     • parsley
     • poppy seed
     • sage
     • turmeric
     • chervil

Riesling Wine with seafood & shellfish:

     • fish: barbecued
     • fish: light fleshed: broiled
     • bass: striped
     • salmon: planked
     • scallops
     • crab mousse
     • gravad lax
     • sole: poached
     • crab
     • lobster
     • mussels
     • oysters
     • salmon
     • fish: smoked
     • cod
     • trout: poached
     • crab salad
     • seafood casserole
     • white fish
     • fish: grilled

Riesling Wine with soups & stews:

     • soup: vegetable

Riesling Wine with turkey holiday dinner:

     • Tofurkey
     • turducken
     • turkey soup
     • turkey sandwiches
     • turkey: white meat
     • stuffing: chestnut
     • sauce: cranberry
     • chestnuts
     • squash
     • corn
     • carrots
     • turkey sausage: spicy
     • sweet potatoes

Riesling Wine with veal:

     • weiner schnitzel

Riesling Wine with vegetables & salads:

     • squash dishes
     • salad: beet
     • salad: baby greens with fig dressing
     • salad: caesar
     • carrot soup
     • salads: green
     • tomatoes: sun-dried
     • salad: chicken
     • bean-based dishes
     • salad: chef
     • mushrooms: button
     • pickles
     • zucchini
     • salad: dressing: creamy Italian
     • peppers: chili
     • salad: field greens
     • broccoli
     • salad: Greek


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