Sipping with Grace: 2021 Seven Daughters Moscato with Thai Ginger’s red curry

A wine for those with a love for that super spice



This is the Seven Daughters Moscato and the Thai Ginger red curry.

JARED GRACE, Evergreen columnist

The Seven Daughters 2021 Moscato begins with pear, apricot and honey and finishes with pineapple lychee and tropical fruit. With a 12% ABV, or alcohol by volume, and a composition of 100% Muscat grapes from northern Italy, this wine has very little noticeable acidity or astringency.

Northern Italy has a much warmer climate than Washington or other local areas, which means the grapes are able to ripen on the vine more. This leads to a less acidic and more developed wine.

This wine is sweet, but not as sweet as some of the Rieslings I have talked about in this column; it gives a more fruity than sugary sweetness.

However, when I opened the bottle, there was some fizzing. I was not able to find out if this is a sparkling wine, but if it is not, these bubbles and fizzing would usually be considered a flaw.

This is the Thai Ginger red curry with rice.

This flaw is something that comes from either extra carbon dioxide entering during bottling or extra unintended fermentation in the bottle on the shelves. Because of this, I’m not sure if my notes are completely accurate; however, I think this pairing still works with this wine regardless.

I paired this wine with the red curry from Thai Ginger, a restaurant located near downtown Pullman at 300 S Grand Ave, Pullman, WA. This pairing works especially well because of one of the cardinal rules of wine pairing: if you have a sweet wine, it will almost always pair with spicy food.

Thai Ginger offers five levels of spice for their curry, so you can customize the spice to your liking as well. Level one spice is tolerable and easy to palate, whereas level five spice can be too much spice for even the most spice-tolerant people I know, so Thai Ginger has a wide range, to say the least.

Be warned: start low and then go high.

Thai Ginger’s curry is much more savory as well, leading it to pair perfectly with the fruity sweetness and honey notes of the wine.

To consume this wine at its best, I recommend opening this wine while at room temperature and putting it in the fridge 15 minutes before serving.

Winery: Seven Daughters 

Varietal: Moscato

Vintage: 2021

Locations: Veneto, Italy

Price: $10–13

Pairing: Thai Ginger’s red curry

I would like to emphasize that this column is not a review; my purpose for writing this series is to provide as much information about a wine as I can so that you can find your niche.

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