Think eating Jamaican jerk might be too hot for you? Try having it with a glass of wine. Fresh, fruity and sweet (some more so than others) the wines below, available island-wide at superstore chain Megamart, pair surprisingly well with the salty, spicy, intense flavours characteristic of many Jamaican dishes including everyone’s favourite, jerk.
Sperone Moscato Rose: Made from the Moscato grape this sparkling wine has a fresh, fruity, pleasant taste and sweet flavour. Pairs well with fruit, mild cheese or dessert.
Yamana Sweet Red: Deep red colour with aromas of red berries and hints of vanilla, well-balanced, smooth tannins and fresh in the mouth. Pairs well with grilled meats, cheese plates, spicy sausage pastas and desserts.
Trapiche Moscato: A sweet Moscato wine that displays fragrant aromas of orange peel, peach blossom, rose petals, and fruit cocktail. Pairs well with canapés, charcuterie, cheese plates and desserts.
Yellow Tail Moscato Bubbles: Sparkling bubbly goodness that features the aromas of passionfruit and other tropical fruits. Pairs well with summery salads, fruit salad or sorbet.
Woodbridge Cabernet Sauvignon: Featuring aromas of cherries, berries, cedar, brown sugar, with a toasty caramel finish. This medium - bodied wine pairs deliciously with grilled meats and tomato-based pasta dishes.
Hardys Moscato: A light, refreshing wine with rich, fresh summer fruits and grape flavours, and a sweet Muscaty characteristic to it. Best served as an aperitif, with hors d’oeuvres or cheese platters.