Sip of the Day

March 30, 2021

Day #89 of the year.

Zind-Humbrecht Gewurztraminer

Have you heard of Nashville Hot Chicken? This southern staple has hilarious origins dating back to the 1930’s when a scorned woman sought revenger on her partner for his infidelity, dousing his chicken with copious cayenne pepper. When her partner loved the sandwich (that she had hoped would be painful and inedible) he opened a restaurant, and the legendary Hot Chicken Sandwich was born! If you’re in the Nashville area, or are looking for a spicy fix you’ve probably struggled to find a good wine to pair with those spicy-hot sensations. While spice can be hard to pair with wine, your safest bet is a slightly sweet, low to moderate alcohol white wine. Get funky with your spicy chicken and Zind-Humbrecht’s Gewurztraminer- a match made in hot chicken heaven. The slight residual sugar in the wine will offset the cayenne and hot sauce, and I promise you will taste better than slugging a glass of milk to cool your tongue.

ORIGIN

Alsace, France

Grapes

100% Gewürztraminer

Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Gewurztraminer white wine bottle from Alsace, France

Tasting Notes

Floral aromas with a hint of rose along with elegant spice. Elegant, approachable and long on the palate.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Food Match

Foie Gras, white meat with cream-based sauce

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