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Wine and a Cashew

 

Cashews are not the most popular nut, but it’s certainly highly consumed.  It has a rich character and buttery texture.

If you’re snacking on them, you can pull out some other characters with the right pairing of wine.  Cashews can have a subtleness of natural sweetness.  They usually are roasted and salted to bring out their flavor profiles.  While cashews don’t have the tannic woodiness of, say, walnuts, they can mimic sweet hardwoods such as maple and cherry.

So, what should you pair them with you might ask?...

Try our Groundwork frizzante Muscat.  With notes of Jasmine, Lemongrass, lime blossom, mango & sea salt this is an unusual pairing but works very well.  Think of it as alternative to beer.  Or any other frizzante styled wine.

The nut will also bring out some characters of Gamay and Pinot Noir. Specifically their spicy, complementary flavors of cinnamon, allspice, and clove.

Give these a try and let us know what you think.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

PRBS.

This is written by our Sommelier, Blake Leland

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