CedarCreek Gewürztraminer 2011, BC VQA Okanagan Valley, $17.90
This crowd-pleaser will nail any BYOB neighbourhood block party on a simmering summer day.
Aussie Daryll Brooker, in his second season making this Gewurz, wanted a more Alsatian-style wine so did some aging in French oak barrels, something rarely done.
It pays off – it’s rich, impeccably balanced with a crisp, dry finish and has a rose-petal aroma.
Pairings with peppery hot Asian dishes don’t guarantee success – the combination of spiciness of the food and high alcohol content can be harsh.
Instead, try aromatically spiced dishes, smoked or grilled meats, crab cakes with fruit salsas and hard-to-pair frittatas, omelets and quiche.
Available at B.C. Liquor Stores, VQA and private wine shops.
Kasey Wilson is food editor of Wine Access magazine and editor of Best Places Vancouver.Report Typo/Error
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