Hey everybody. I need your help. Next weekend I will cook a vegetarian curry for friends. In general which kind of wine should I choose for spicy Indian curries? Thanks for your support.

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latif
9 months

I would go along with boo concerning the beer @Andypsilon. A pint of good German or English beer. I still have a vivid memory of my first beer with a curry. I was 16 years old, in Mauritius. My uncle served a wonderful fish curry and we drank Amstel beer 🍺, a Dutch beer. A dream! Unforgettable!!!!!

boo
9 months

We serve fresh water @Andypsilon with all kinds of curry. That reveals best the flavours of the spices. Sometimes my husband opts for a glass of beer which he would strongly recommend with Indian food.
But as aperitif I suggest a glass of sparkling wine or ... a punch with white rum, sugar sirop and lime juice on the rocks!!

Jo dunn
9 months

Oooooooh Gewurtztraminer.... mmmmmm!!! haven't had that since I lived in Alsace🥂🍾

sgeist
9 months

@Andypsilon I like a riesling, or just a blend with some riesling and/or gewurtztraminer; something with just a touch of sweetness to balance the heat of a curry. Gives a buttery roundness which doesn't fight with the spices and chillis, instead it complements them.

Jo C
9 months

A good red always goes down well - Merlot perhaps. Personally, I’ve always found a decent Pinot Grigio or NZ Sauv hits the spot

Damian Green
9 months

Yes Chenin Blanc is my fav white which copes well with spice/heat, Sauvignon Blanc another great white I find same as @Jo dunn . On the Red front I tend to go with whatever goes with the meat in my curry. In your case if it’s Veggie Curries if it’s a tomato based sauce you can definitely go up the Merlot/cabinet Sauvignon / Shiraz route even a Malbec is great even on its own. If it’s something else I’d prob stick with white or even an ice cold rosé or Prosecco as @traceyross and @Hari Ghotra mention. I wouldn’t worry too much @Andypsilon - get the white cold and the red decanted and room temp also makes a huge difference

Andypsilon
9 months

Wow... You are very fast and so helpful with information. Thanks a lot. 👍 I think I will surprise my friends with @Hari Ghotra amazing and warming ginger soup as a starter followed by @Hari Ghotra recipe of Saag Aloo... I'm really looking forward to this dinner. 😀

traceyross
9 months

Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, dry Prosecco and Merlot are good.

Serving yoghurt and/or milk/lassi are good for hot dishes too.

Hari Ghotra
9 months

Hi @Andypsilon most people know I love bubbles with my Indian food. Prosecco goes amazingly well with spices but here is a blog with loads more info and ideas on wine with Indian food. Hope it helps https://www.harighotra.co.uk/blog/news/wine-and-spice

Jo dunn
9 months

IMO Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc are good with veg curries I find @Andypsilon, but maybe try asking @Damian Green for some Naked Wines advice,🤔 💕