Spicy food is often overpowering so it can be hard to find a wine to square up, but Rob Buckhaven has sourced three worthy matches
1 Lime Cordial
Dr L Riesling (£5.79, Sainsbury’s) has a lime-blossom affinity with spicy fish.
Parts of the German Mosel region, where this wine is produced, have volcanic soil that adds a spicy character.
2 Mocha Choca
Casillero del Diablo Carmenère (£5, Asda) faces fiery food with a blackberry backbone.
“Carmenère” derives from the French word “carmin”, meaning “deep red”, due to its colour.
3 Merry Berries
Mateus Rosé (£4.49, Tesco) has the right level of sweetness to pair with spicy food.
Mateus Rosé is losing its unfashionable ’70s reputation, and wine experts are starting to take it seriously.
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