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Kettle Valley White Wine ‘Gewurztraminer’ Twists Tongues While Delighting Toastmasters At Finding Vino

595488_Kettle-Valley-Gewurztraminer[1]Meeting Date: October 06, 2015
Name of Winery – Kettle Valley Winery
Name of Wine – Kettle Valley Gewurztraminer
Region produced in – Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley
Types of grapes in wine Gewurztraminer grapes
Characteristics of wine – Delicate aromas of  pink grapefruit, rose petals, and lychee nuts. Flavourful and aromatic.
Look – Light golden hue.
Smell – Pink grapefruit, rose petals and/or lychee nuts.
Taste – Lychee, apricots and spices combined to a sweet and refreshing aftertaste.
Finish – Quick
Gewürztraminer Food Pairing

Think Exotic. Gewürztraminer best pairings happen when you step outside of traditional French cuisine and experience other foods of the world. Middle Eastern and Moroccan cuisine, both utilizing nuts and dried fruits with roasted meats, are great examples of the types of cuisine to enjoy with Gewürztraminer wine. When pairing Gewürztraminer with food think about how the wine’s floral aromas and notes of ginger will bring out actual ginger and rose water used in a dish.

Meat Pairings

Duck, Chicken, Pork, Bacon, Shrimp and Crab

Spices and Herbs

Highly spiced and aromatic herbs including Cayenne Pepper, Ginger, Clove, Cinnamon, Allspice, Turmeric, Madras Curry, Sichuan Pepper, Shallots, Soy Sauce, Sesame, Almond, Rose Water, Lime Leaf, Bay Leaf, Coriander, Cumin

Cheese Pairings

Try it with less stinky and delicately flavored soft cow’s milk cheese and dried fruit.

Vegetarian Fare

Roasted vegetables and veggies with natural sweetness including Coconut, Red Onion, Bell Pepper, Eggplant, Tempeh, Squash and Carrot. You can also enjoy it with artichokes, which are one of the more challenging wine pairing foods.

Pairing At The Meeting

Dried Mission Figs

Brie on Sweet and Savoury  Date and Walnut Mini Crisps

All natural savoury thins (gluten free) rice crackers with Artichoke and Adiago dip