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What wine goes with Ethiopian food?

asked by leensmith59 over 4 years ago

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Kristen W.

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added over 4 years ago

A traditional accompaniment to Ethiopian food would be tej, a kind of Ethiopian mead or honey wine. I googled it and found some recipes, but didn't see any online retailers that sell it. Perhaps you could call a local Ethiopian restaurant and ask where you might procure some?

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added over 4 years ago

Tej is delicious (I made it at home, so I'm not sure where you would find it), but you could also use a nice, floral white wine such as an Argentinian torrontés. I would go with an acidic and bright white wine.

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added over 4 years ago

If you live in a community with a fairly sizable Ethiopian population you will likely find tej at a liquor store (or supermarket if they sell wine there). Yum.

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added over 4 years ago

If you are making Doro wot I will be over with a couple a bottles in a few lol jk

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added over 4 years ago

Since the Ethiopian food I've enjoyed was pretty spicy, I'd be choosing a low alcohol/high acid wine such as off-dry Riesling or maybe even some Gewurztraminers. Albarino might work as well. If you want red wine, perhaps a Pinot Noir from Alsace or Germany (called Spatburgunder there).

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