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Gewürztraminer is an aromatic wine grape variety, used in white wines, and performs best in cooler climates.
Gewürztraminer (German: [ɡəˈvʏʁtstʁaˈmiːnɐ]) is an aromatic wine grape variety, used in white wines, and performs best in cooler climates. In English, it is sometimes referred to colloquially as Gewürz (; although this is never the case in German, because "Gewürz" means "herb" or "spice"), and in French it is written Gewurztraminer (without the umlaut). Gewürztraminer is a variety with a pink to red skin colour, which makes it a "white wine grape" as opposed to the blue to black-skinned varieties commonly referred to as "red wine grapes". The variety has high natural sugar and the wines are white and usually off-dry, with a flamboyant bouquet of lychees. Indeed, Gewürztraminer and lychees share the same aroma compounds. Dry Gewürztraminers may also have aromas of roses, passion fruit and floral notes. It is not uncommon to notice some spritz (fine bubbles on the inside of the glass).
Gewürztraminer's sweetness may offset the spice in Southeast Asian cuisine.
Spice Islands Seafood Plate:
NOTE: The Spice Islands coulis will impart a warm flavor to the meats while the mash will add a sweet and spicy flavor.
1) Scallops - 2
2) Prawns - 3
3) Black mussels - 3 to 5
4) Salmon fillet - 2" wide cut
5) Sushinori - 2 sheets
6) Spice Islands...
Spice Islands Mash and Coulis:
NOTE: Spice Islands mash is is a spice sauce preparation which can be later used to flavor food of many types. Spice Islands coulis is a spice coulis for similar applications.
1) Shallot - 1/2 to 1
2) Garlic - 1/8 cup
3) Thai chillies - 4 to...
Raspberry Wine Coulis:
NOTE: Fruit coulisses are easy to make and usually use water instead of a wine for the basic coulis, although a liquor can be added afterwards. For this coulis, a sugary sweet wine is used.
1) Raspberries - 1 cup
2) Brown sugar - 1 tblspn.