Friday, April 23, 2010

Don't Call It A Comeback

The last post that I had was about how I messed up a food and wine pairing. Last night, I redeemed myself by throwing one out there that was absolutely spot on. For dinner, we made some chicken tostadas that had a bit of spice to them, as well as quite a bit of acid from some pickled onions. What have I said in the past about pairing with spicy foods? Think slightly sweet wines. Also, since the acid from the onions was so high, I needed something that was also highly acidic. High acid plus slightly sweet equals German Riesling. We tried a 2007 Zilliken Saarburger Rausch Kabinett that was a really good wine, and went great with the tostadas. Ole!

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