Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Wine >
Jan 24, 2007 08:41 AM

Need Wine recs for indian food

We're having an Indian theme dinner party. We'll have lots of Kingfisher beer available, but wondering what types of wine we should have on hand?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Classic recommendations are gewurtztraminer, riesling, and muscat.

    2 Replies
    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      Heartily second that. I had a Riesling last summer that was just the right touch of sweetness with Indian food and oh my, the nose was beautiful! It was Rancho Sisquoc 2005.

      1. re: sweetTooth

        Second Rancho Sisquoc Riesling. They also make a Sylvaner that would pair nicely with Indian food. IMO of course.

    2. If it's spicy food, it makes a big difference to have a wine with a sweet finish. Without the sweet finish the taste of the wine gets buried in the heat.
      Beer probably works best.

      1 Reply
      1. re: SteveTimko

        Not necessarily true. I've often drunk bone-dry Alsatian whites with Indian food.

        Also dry Cotes-du-Rhone reds. Madhur Jaffrey likes Bordeaux.

      2. I had a glass of a chenin blanc from India at Spice Market that paired well with the spicy food. It was off-dry and mineral-y with some fruity notes. It's from a winery called Sula. Not sure how widely available it is, but here's the link:

          1. Try one of the following varieties of white: Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris/pinot Grigio, Verdelho