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.