What gets us out of bed?... Food, of course!
What better then to pair it with wine? Here is one wine pairing suggestion that’s great with Eastern European dishes.
Q: I am preparing an authentic Czech meal to celebrate a 60’s birthday! The meal consists of Veprove (Czech Roast Pork), Knedliky (Potato Dumplings), Zeli (Sauerkraut), and Fazolove Lusky Na Paprice (Green Beans with creamy paprika sauce).
Any Czech wine to pair these dishes with? I am not aware of any wines from the Czech Republic.
A: Note: this is a tricky one, because the Czech Republic is not really a notable wine producing country. To find Czech wines in the US may difficult or even be out of the question -- we couldn’t find any readily available for this member. Therefore, our Virtual Sommelier recommended an Austrian Blaufränkisch.
The best method is to look for the flavors in the dishes (e.g. spicy, starchy, mild, creamy, etc). Thus, based on the suggested dishes, a Blaufränkisch would pair well. (Little geography tip: Austria borders the Czech Republic. :-) ) It’s a wine that has elegant floral and fruity characteristics and generally good structure and acidity to go with this exciting birthday dinner. Velvet Palate offers a Blaufränkisch from time to time.
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(Provided by Velvet Palate.)