Sweet Cuts Heat: Pairing Spicy Food

August 28, 2014

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Are you a thrill junkie when it comes to food? Always looking for the next deliciously spicy dish to tickle your taste buds? Well we have some exciting info to share with you… sweet cuts heat! That’s why an off-dry or semi-sweet Vignoles wine is the perfect pairing to your favorite dishes that bring the heat. The residual sugar coats your mouth and throat. It’s served chilled and the cold temperature provides the cooling relief your brain is begging for. And lastly, the fruity flavors compliment the sweet and spicy characteristics found in most Thai and Chinese recipes, specifically coconut milk curry dishes.

Hot foods dull your taste buds, and you need a really flavorful wine to stand up to them. Vignoles fits the bill. Try an award-winning Missouri Vignoles wine with one of these delicious dishes for a truly complementary food and wine pairing adventure.

Traditional Chicken Pad Thai

Sweet and Spicy Mango Shrimp

Spicy Korean Pork Spare Ribs

Scallops with Spicy Curry Sauce and Cous Cous

General Tso’s Chicken

Vignoles pairs well with spicy food!