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Grüner Veltliner Wine Pairing

Grüner Veltliner (Green Veltliner) is a variety of white wine grape variety grown primarily in Austria, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic. It is an exotic alternative to Sauvignon Blanc.  A refreshing, medium-bodied, peppery white wine with stone fruit flavors, Grüner Veltliner goes with everything from green salads to cold poached salmon to roasted chicken.

Grüner Veltliner is crisp and a perfect palate cleanser for richly flavored foods. While Grüner wines pair with classic Austrian dishes like sautéed kidneys, its newfound glory is with Asian spices. It’s also one of the few still wines that hold up against challenging vegetable fare such as artichokes and asparagus.

Meat Pairings:  Chicken, Pork Chops, Veal, Turkey, Kidney,  Paté, Terrine, Egg. Fish including Halibut, Snapper, Haddock, Trout, Fresh Grilled Sardines, Anchovies, Shrimp, Mussels, Caviar,  Clams

Spice Pairings:  Ginger, Chives, Shallots, Lime, White Pepper, Lemon, Tarragon, Dill,  Green Cardamom, Allspice, Sichuan Pepper, Cumin, Coriander, Green Onion, Turmeric, Sumac, Sansho, Shiso, Mace, Lemon Balm,  Madras Curry blend, Curry Leaves, Capers, Zahtar Spice blend.

Cheese Pairings: Soft Cheeses. Cow’s or Goat’s milk. Rich creamy cheeses such as Camembert and fresh cheeses like paneer or ricotta.

Vegetable Pairings: Asparagus, Artichoke, Potatoes, Green Beans, Sun Choke,  Coconut, Bell Pepper, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Leeks, Kale, Chard, Spinach, Endive, Radish, Celery, Jicama, Cabbage


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