Peep & Wine Pairing
And something we never, ever thought about: Pairing your Peeps with wine. Well, we’ve done it before, just not “officially.” Wine Monger has a list of the perfect wines to pair with “chocolate bunnies and peeps.” This is about as grown-up with Peeps you can get!
Well, no discussion of Easter foods would be complete without a nod to these two fellows: the chocolate bunny and the marshmallow peep. So what wine does one pair with chocolate and marshmallow? Why, a sweet dessert wine of course.
But not just any dessert wine: we wanted something perfect, and we found it. For the chocolate bunnies, pair the Heiss Traminer Ice Wine. The Traminer grape is known for its intense rose notes, which will pair perfectly with the chocolate, while the zip that remains in a well-made true Ice Wine will keep the whole pairing from getting too sweet or cloying. And when celebrating Spring, isn’t a thawed bit of Ice Wine the perfect idea?
For your marshmallow peeps, we recommend a dessert wine made from Muscat-Ottonel. Again, it’s the big aromatics in play here that will pair wonderfully with the subtle flavors and sweetness of the marshmallow. Two to choose from: Velich Muscat-Ottonel Beerenauslese 2001 or the Pasler Muscat-Ottonel Trockenbeerenauslese 2002. These wines also work great with those other Easter basket favorites: Jelly Beans!
[Source: Wine Monger]