The Alcohol Professor – “Pairing Partners: How to Match Wine With Thai Food”
“Look to white Rioja to match aromatic and lightly-flavored ingredients…or try a fruity young red rioja or full-bodied Rioja rosé with spicier or richer dishes”.
Our wine ambassador Ana Fabiano contributes to the food and wine community with perfect food and wine match recommendations featured on The Alcohol Professors blog.
LOOK TO WHITE RIOJA TO MATCH AROMATIC AND LIGHTLY-FLAVORED INGREDIENTS
Changes to regulations in the region in 2017 means that additional foreign varietals are now permitted in Rioja—including sauvignon blanc. “Our blends of Viura [with] good acidity and sauvignon [blanc] have produced beautiful whites,” says Ana Fabiano, North American Trade Director and Brand Ambassador for DOCa Rioja and the author of the book The Wine Region of Rioja. “With Thai basil, lemongrass, cilantro, vegetables [and] light soy sauce…these [wines] are truly home runs.”
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