December 16, 2014
Wine Pairings for Hanukkah
Since Hanukkah begins at sundown tonight, Bottlenotes posted a food & wine pairing guide to make sure that you know exactly what to pair with your favorite foods!
Potato Latkes: These crispy potato pancakes are fried and often enjoyed with apple sauce or sour cream. Most experts recommend an acidic sparkling or white wine (like Sauvignon Blanc) to counterbalance the oily texture and rich flavor.
Beef Brisket: Often times, beef brisket is cooked using red wine. One way to pick a wine that will compliment this dish is to cook the brisket with a wine that you enjoy on its own, and then pair that same wine (or one very similar).
Sufganiyot: These are deep fried, jelly-filled, sugar-crusted donuts that serve as one of the traditional desserts throughout the eight days of Hanukkah. Because they're so sweet, a sweet wine is the right pairing. Try either a sweeter Champagne or a late-harvest Riesling.