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Wine suggestion for Thai

deborah24 Mar 6, 2008 07:58 AM

Going to Sripraphai tonight and looking for suggestions.... Some like spicy food, some not at all (damn Irish palate!!). There are going to be 6 or 7 of us going, most for the 1st time....

Of course, we also have some vegetarians in the mix as well. There will be duck ordered, just not sure which dish(es).

Thanks for the help!

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    moh RE: deborah24 Mar 6, 2008 09:46 AM

    Rieslings would be your best bet for Thai. Maybe the odd dish will be ok for Gruner Veltliner. But I would stick to Rieslings, with some residual sugar.

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      zin1953 RE: deborah24 Mar 6, 2008 09:48 AM

      Riesling, Gruner Veltliner or a Loire Valley Chenin . . .

      1. Bill Hunt RE: deborah24 Mar 6, 2008 04:43 PM

        Along with the very good recs. above, or below, I also pull out Caymus' Conundrum (though Caymus is not on the lable any more) with Thai. It has a lot of the attributes of the other recommended wines, is SB based (good acid) and has a floral nose. Goes well, IMO, with many of the spices, nuances in many Thai dishes.


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          Chicago Mike RE: deborah24 Mar 6, 2008 08:41 PM

          Been to Sripraphai a bunch of times... easily the best Thai place in Queens (or Brooklyn or Long Island for that matter)

          FWIW, my ex says that the food at Wondee Siam in manhattan is as good or better... being Thai she's an expert reference :)

          Back to tonites dinner... BYOB two wines: Riesling is the most predictable, but if you can find a SUBLIME bottle of alsatian gewurztraminer, bring it as this cuisine really brings out all the nuances of a great gewurz...

          Sublime meaning that there is alot of uninteresting alsatian gewurztraminer (dodging the predictable flames on this)

          1. Icantread RE: deborah24 Mar 7, 2008 07:56 AM

            I like a nice gewurtz with it.

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              Walla2WineWoman RE: Icantread Mar 7, 2008 09:15 AM

              Nothing better with Thai or any Asian style food than Riesling. Especially if the food has a lot of spicy kick!

            2. Icantread RE: deborah24 Mar 7, 2008 09:50 AM

              Important note from these suggestions is that they all keep a lower alcohol content. If the alcohol is too high, the spicy dishes will really really burn when you add a higher alcohol content to it. The balance of floral and fruit matches the dishes and the lower alcohol contents keep the meal pleasant.

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                moymoy RE: deborah24 Mar 7, 2008 10:10 AM

                Just FYI, Sri is no longer BYOB, they have a liquor license, not clear what OP had planned to do...bring own wine or order there.

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