Quite A Pairing

There is no shortage of Thai restaurants in Seattle.  Perhaps the fiery curries and sweet slurp able noodles drive away the funk of the soggy Pacific Northwest weather.  Perhaps it is simply the cuisine is delicious and as a result a majority of the city’s population love it.  More research is needed, obviously.  I am happy to oblige.

The perceived over abundance of such restaurants does leave the door wide open for a experimentation with wine pairings.  As a prelude to a  long planned trip on the horizon tonight’s Thai take away was paired with the 2015 Lucien Albrechet Riesling.  Hailing from Alsace this Riesling hit all the buttons.  Light and refreshing with notes of peach, nectarine, lime leaf, and an earthy terroir driven finish.

Other wine pairing opportunities abound.  Options include checking out Willamette Valley Pinot Gris, Riesling from Washington, or a local sparkling wine.  It is easier to experiment with wine pairing when the cuisine and it’s flavors are familiar.  It leaves less to chance.


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