For dessert on Christmas, I made a proper English Trifle from Nigella Lawson’s recipe in, How to Eat. It was excellent and I accompanied this with a wine I had picked up for my birthday last month but never opened. It was a Gewurztraminer Beerenauslese 2001 , Weiden am See from Weingut Ochs. The half bottle (375 ml) sells for $15 here. The intense aroma and spicy flavor of the Gewurztraminer in this sweet style perfectly complimented the trifle’s orange & raspberry flavors. Although the wine is very sweet in this late harvest style, high acidity balances the sweetness and the wine finishes very well with exotic fruit flavors. I highly recommend both the recipe and the wine… more on dessert wines in a future episode.