W ondering what wine pairs with those potato latkes and sour cream? Or with the jelly donuts?
Wonder no more because two Israeli wineries have issued a Hanukkah food and wine pairing guide.
With Hanukkah starting Tuesday night, the guide takes the guesswork out of what to pair with traditional Hanukkah food. It often is difficult to find wines that go well with those foods.
For instance, the guide suggests gewurztraminer for potato latkes and sour cream. “The spicy and off-dry notes of the gewurztraminer will accentuate the subtle spices of the latkes,” the wineries suggest. “The medium-bodied viscosity will work great with the cream.”
The guide is the work of Golan Heights Winery and Galil Mountain Winery, and their North American Importer, Yarden, Inc.
Other creative twists include viognier with sweet potato latkes and applesauce, and chardonnay with zucchini latkes and sour cream. For those who prefer to head straight to the classic jelly doughnuts, the wineries suggest a moscato as “the perfect foil.”
To see the free guide, click here
This is not the first time the wineries have offered food and wine pairing ideas for Jewish holidays. Ahead of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana, the wineries produced a free pocket guide for wines with the increasingly trendy Middle Eastern fare. That guide can also be downloaded for free here
Author Dennis Sodomka