I can’t do red wines. I try, desperately, in part because I think it looks sophisticated. But dry wines make me want to scrape over my tongue with a rake.
I’m a fan of Rieslings, and especially of Gewürztraminer, a Riesling-esque white that isn’t quite as sweet as a Riesling.
One week from today, the beau and I are having some friends over for a wine and cheese party. I know the two flavors are supposed to compliment one another, and I’ve never tried wine-and-cheese pairings in a way that is supposed to make the flavor of either pop. So we figured we’d try. (Note: This sounds much more sophisticated than it actually is. Seriously, we’ll probably just get wine drunk and cheese fat, which I personally find to be one of the best drunks and fats to be.)
I found a pretty extensive wine/cheese pairing list I figure the beau and I will print out over the next week and use as a guide at the grocery store.
Naturally, I wanted to see what kind of cheeses go well with Riesling. What kind of fancy fair would I get to enjoy with my sweet white? Camembert? Buffalo mozzarella? Zamarano? (Confession: I have no idea what Zamarano is. I just picked it off the list ’cause it sounded cool.)
Not quite. Riesling, apparently goes quite well with the following cheeses:
- Monterey Jack
Do you see the problem? Every single cheese on that list falls in one of two categories: “I’ve never heard of it” or “I’d put that on a sub sandwich.”
(For what it’s worth, the Gewürztraminer pairings look much more nose-in-the-air … ’cause you gotta at least PRETEND to be high class for a glass, right?)
What are your favorite wines?