Gewürztraminer - wine with a twist
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.