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Wine Pairings for Dishes with Peppers

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Peppers

as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo


5 Tips for Pairing Wine 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 Gewürztraminer, Messina Hof Moscato or Beau.
  • Peperanato is a perfect side for OctoberFest – top your favorite sausage or franks and serve with your favorite red wine.


Recommended wines:

    • Messina Hof Gewürztraminer
    • Paulo Zinfandel
    • Messina Hof Tempranillo
    • Messina Hof Beau

Merrill and Karen Bonarrigo, Wine and Food Pairing experts at Messina Hof Wine Cellars, Inc.

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