Wine Pairings for Dishes with Peppers
as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo
Wine Pairings for Dishes with Peppers:
5 Things to know about pairing wines with peppers
- Texas is known for peppers – hot and sweet. The extremes give us great diversity of wine choices!
- Raw peppers are high in acid so pair with high acid wines. Try Messina Hof Pinot Grigio, Messina Hof Sauvignon Blanc or Father & Son Riesling
- Cooked peppers have softer stewed flavors so try Sophia Marie Rose’ or red wines like Messina Hof Sangiovese, Paulo Zinfandel, or Messina Hof Tempranillo
- Hot peppers can scorch taste buds. Sweet wines mask the heat and allow you to taste the flavors. Try Messina Hof Gewurztraminer, Messina Hof Moscato or Beau.
Merrill and Karen Bonarrigo, Wine and Food Pairing experts at Messina Hof Wine Cellars, Inc.