Wine Pairing for Dishes with Mustard Seed

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Mustard Seed

as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo


Wine Pairings for Dishes with Mustard Seed:

  • Mustard plants not only produce seeds from which you can make mustard, but the leaves provide a flavorful leafy side dish. Different types of mustard plants produce different types of seeds which will determine the potency of the mustard you make.
  • Mustards range from savory to hot & spicy to sweet to pungent. Taste the wine before pairing with the mustard. It is easy for mustard to overwhelm or conflict with the wine.
  • Mustards are made with vinegar and/or wine. Semi-sweet or sweet wines are the easiest pairings. If you can match the acidity of dry wine with that of the mustard, it can work.
  • Mustards are often the strongest flavor in a dish, so the wine pairing needs to be with that in mind. You can soften the mustard boldness by adding cream. Mustard cream sauces can pair nicely with reds.
  • Try whites like Riesling, Gewurztraminer, or Viognier. Try medium bodied fruit forward reds like Petit Sirah or GSM.
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Merrill and Karen Bonarrigo, Wine and Food Pairing experts at Messina Hof Wine Cellars, Inc.

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