Vino with Pineapple?

Fresh, ripe pineapple has both a high citric acid content and a high sugar content, making it a serious wine-pairing nightmare. If you’re determined to serve wine with your pineapple, though, whiner suggests a German Auslese Riesling. Chicago Mike agrees with the Riesling idea—a late-harvest Riesling or Sauternes could work. RicRios thinks Sauternes would be too sweet; he’d go for a Moscato d’Asti. And themis is not ashamed to recommend Maui Blanc, a pineapple wine made by Tedeschi Vineyards. “There are those who will turn up their nose at such a thing, but those kinds of people are never fun to entertain for; don’t invite them,” says themis. “I quite like it, has a wonderful acidity. What my people tend to call a ‘hot-tub wine.’”

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