How to pair Alsace Gewurztraminer with food


A dramatic wine demands dramatic food. And that doesn’t mean ‘Asian’.

On the global scale of wine crimes, the well-worn trope that ‘Alsace wines go with Asian/spicy foods’ is a minor infraction, but it’s irritating and plain wrong. Culturally, it’s offensive, to say the least. ‘Alsace wines’ are made from seven main varieties and the styles of almost every variety spread along a magnificent spectrum, from spare, racy and bone dry to rich and luscious. There is a vast difference between, say, the weight, flavour and texture of a young, dry Alsace Sylvaner and an aged, moelleux Alsace Gewurztraminer. And...