The Foremost Food Wine
Riesling is an exceptionally versatile wine for food pairing because of its balance of sugar and acidity. It can be paired with cuisines as varied as European, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Asian and Fusion.
Riesling can pair with some of the most obscure combinations of foods and one should experiment with adventurous Riesling pairings. Below is a table that captures some of the most classic pairings and suggestions for some bolder ones:
|Riesling Style||Classic Pairings||More Adventurous Pairings|
|Dry below 9 g/L RS||Seafood, pasta, veal, pork chops, goat cheese, sushi/sashimi||Cold cuts, charcuterie, dim sum, soft shell crab|
|Medium Sweet 9-50 g/L RS||Fish with beurre blanc, sashimi, soft rind cheeses, BBQ chicken, crab cakes||Falafel, clam chowder, moo shoo pork, pad thai, samosas, savory soufflés|
|Sweet 50-100 g/L RS||Gorgonzola/blue cheeses, spicy fare (Mexican, Middle Eastern, Thai, Indian…)||Curries, Cajun shrimp, Caribbean cuisine|
|Dessert Style Above 120 g/L RS||Fruit tarts, foie gras, crème brulée, ice cream||Blue cheeses, flans, rice puddings|