Gewürztraminer - wine with a twist

15-Aug-2007 by

Gewürztraminer  (guh-vertz-trah-MEEN-er ) - a real tongue twister. 

Probably the most difficult name among all wines. But I love it.  I know, I know. It’s not the #1 on a of wine lover’s list.  But I just love this wine. And the best part is that only after reading about it I understood why I love Gewürztraminer 


No, it’s not because I can impress my friends by ordering this difficult sounding wine at a restaurant but I like this wine because it has spicy characteristics. Bingo!! There's the answer. Spice (and everything spicy) is embedded in our DNA. How can I not like a wine that has spicy characteristics and goes very well with spicy Indian food? And get this, the name literally means "Spice Traminer” (Traminer is a white wine grape).

I think Gewürztraminer was made for women like me who love spicy food and sweet desert wines.





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butterbites says :

I like sweet wine too. Have you tried Port?
Posted on: 17 August 2007 - 1:44pm
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AnjaliD says :

Yes, I like Port wine too. I remember, one of our trips to Santa Barbara, we stayed at one very charming B&B place and we had a complementary bottle of Port in the room. I still feel bad for not noting down details of its label (region, bottled year, etc). Sometimes some wines just hit the spot and you remember them for a long time :)
Posted on: 17 August 2007 - 2:23pm