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Created at June 19, 2019

Best wines to go with desi food

We love our desi food. But we also love our wine. Finding the right wines to pair with the spicy Indian palate can be hard. So, we spoke to some expert Sommeliers and created this list of great wine pairings for desi food.

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German Rieslings
German Rieslings
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The slight sweetness of these wines makes it compatible with spicy Indian food.
Alsation Pinot Gris
Alsation Pinot Gris
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The Pinot Gris of Alsace compliment spicy Indian cuisine without being overpowered by it.
Merlot
Merlot
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A medium to full bodied red wine like a Merlot can be enjoyed with most spicy meat dishes and curries.
Sauvignon Blanc from Italy
Sauvignon Blanc from Italy
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For dishes with paneer, koftas and other dairy heavy Indian dishes, pick a soft and midly floral Sauvignon Blanc from Italy. A great Sauvignon Blanc also goes well with a Masala dosa or a spicy South Indian dish.
Shiraz
Shiraz
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A spicy Shiraz, specifically an Australian one goes with kebabs, Tikkas and most other Indian dishes. A Shiraz also goes down well with Indian dessert like a Gajar ka Halwa or Gulab Jamun and Rabdi!
Malbec
Malbec
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In Indian meat dishes like a chicken curry or Lamb, the flavors really pop when complemented with a glass of Malbec.
Chardonnay
Chardonnay
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Creamy Indian dishes with spinach, paneer or potato are suitably complemented by a rich white whine like a Chardonnay.