Firecracker Noodles & Gewürztraminer

was the first Valentine’s meal Dave and I had together.

Firecracker Noodles & Gewürztraminer

He exclaimed,

“Holy Crap That’s Good”

when he tried it and that comment changed our lives forever.
Read all about our story here.
As a Sommelier, I get the greatest kick out of offering someone a glass of wine that doesn’t cost much but is brilliant with food.
I am really lucky because I never feel like I have to select a wine based on expense.
Nor do I have to rely on gimmicks and marketing ploys to create great food and wine pairings.
But, I sure do remember those days and know that feeling of panic that comes from standing in front of racks and racks of wine without a clue.  I want to help you cut through the marketing gimmicks that plaque most folks who are out shopping for wine.


Just a tip:  You can not tell anything about the quality of wine by looking at the price tag or the label.

Firecracker Noodles & Gewürztraminer

Another fact that my shock you is that a good majority of wines available in shops are not necessarily wines that should be anywhere near food.  For example, the trend today is for “Big Reds.”
In my opinion, these wines, if not used appropriately are basically only good for making you pass out on the couch.  These wines are too young to drink and are very high in alcohol (there are many cheaper ways to “get tipsy”).

Firecracker Noodles & Gewürztraminer

By publishing these wine articles, we want you to fall in love with the true treasure of having a meal and sharing a glass of wine with someone you care about.

We offer simple and easy follow recipes that have been tried and tested.

We all lead very busy lives but enjoying a great meal and a glass of wine can be super simple and sublime.

Firecracker Noodles & Gewürztraminer

Firecracker Noodles & Gewürztraminer

Firecracker Noodles

Easy vegetarian meal
Cuisine Food & Wine Pairing
Servings 2


  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. peeled and fresh grated ginger root
  • 1 Tbsp. sambal olek or chili sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 each cubannelle, red bell, banana peppers seeded, cubed or sliced into matchsticks
  • 1 carrot peeled and thinly cut into matchsticks
  • 1/2 onion thinly sliced
  • 2 cups chow mein, udon or spaghetti noodles


  • peanuts or cashews
  • crunchy Chinese Noodles or Wonton Strips
  • green onions, sliced
  • mango slices


  • Prepare noodles according to package. Drain well and set aside.
  • Combine all ingredients, except veggies in a medium bowl and stir together.
  • Stir fry peppers and onion until translucent.
  • Add carrots and sauce. Cook and stir until heated through.
  • Ladle into serving dishes.
  • Top with desired toppings
  • Serve and enjoy with suggested wine.

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