Riesling might be one of the more misunderstood wines. In the U.S. it varies a lot in style, and many produce a very sweet Riesling that has almost become the “norm” for Riesling style in the U.S. Truth is, Rieslings from Europe are often very minimally sweet, and this wine’s balance of acidity and sweetness actually makes it a very food-friendly option. The thing I love best about Riesling? It balances spice incredibly well, making it a perfect accompaniment to Thai food or other spicy dishes.
Cheese/nust: Havarti, gouda, candied walnuts or pecans
Meat/poultry: smoked sausage, duck, foie gras
Seafood: sea bass, trout
Fruits and Veggies: apricots, chili peppers, pears
Herbs and Spices: rosemary, ginger, Thai or Indian spices
Sauces: BBQ, spicy, chutney
Desserts: apple pie, caramel sauce