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Wines to try:

G&M Machmer Spätlese (Rheinhessen, Germany)

St. Michael Eppan (Alto -Adige, Italy)

Zweigelt is easily paired with hearty BBQ with its robust flavors but works well with light fare and even fish as it has a light-to-medium body. There’s no wrong pairing with a Zweigelt. “I think baking spice is a fun note to play off of grains — barley, sorghum, amaranth, quinoa,” says Bouzari. “I guess my backward thinking starts with the idea of cinnamon and sugar on oatmeal?”

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Wine to try:

Pratsch Organic Zweigelt (Niederösterreich, Austria)

The aromatics in these varieties shine in orange and rosé iterations as well. The depth of concentration and texture in addition to the naturally intriguing notes play off of each other brilliantly.

SIDEBAR:

Try these

Schmelzer Weingut Schlicht und ergreifend Orange Cuvee II (Burgenland, Austria)

Christina Zweigelt Rosé (Burgenland, Austria)

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The Sorting Table (Carrie Dykes)

The Sorting Table (Carrie Dykes)

Hudson Valley dweller, Wine Enthusiast Mag, WSET Dip, IWSC, matriarch to Shep the dog, Marzipan and Penelope the street cats and Finn the human.