German Riesling to go with S. Indian food
We're throwing an event with South Indian food, and would like to serve a German Riesling. Our caterer has given us a list of producers they can get. Any thoughts on good, reasonably-priced ($12-14) choices from this list. Apologies for its length:
You probably will need a QmP or if you are lucky, a Kabinet category since everything else will be above your price point. These producers are all reliable and if you can select 2009, you will likely be happy
You've got at least one Austrian producer in there, but what exactly are you looking for in terms of a wine? Or is it "just Riesling", which would then obviate Superstition since I think that's a Riesling/Pinot blanc blend.
Is there any additional information as to what the caterer can get apart from names?
Black Tower? Just say no.
Looking for something without a lot of residual sugar. This is for a large pre-wedding event, and there probably won't be that many experienced wine drinkers, so we're not looking to wow anyone (not that we probably could with our price range), but just something that represents good value.
No information other than names - they just told me that this is the list of wineries they can get. I'm guessing it's probably whatever labels are readily sold in stores here.
Thanks for your help.
A few ideas: 1) you need to taste something out of the list and see what you like; 2) South Indian food has a varying but discernible level of spice and heat: wines with residual (not necessarily "sweet") sugar counter the flavors and work very well...Good luck...(You can also ask the caterer if a sparkling wine is on the list--that could work...)