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The 5 Best Wines to Drink With Indian Food

Updated: Jan 8, 2021

Known for its diverse range of intricate ingredients, tongue tickling flavors, and health benefits, Indian food has become one of the world’s most popular cuisines. From London to Dubai, Bangkok to Brunswick, you can find an Indian restaurant just about anywhere these days.

With this tremendous rise in popularity, a growing demand for pairing fine wine has emerged. Though not known for its wine production as other parts of the world, several Indian vineyards are gaining global attention and putting Indian wine on the map.

Bombay Mahal in Brunswick, Maine has been cooking up some of India's most famous dishes for its customers for over 30 years, and additionally carries a range of Indian, domestic, and International wines that are a great compliment to each dish.

Here are 5 of the best wines to pair when dining at an Indian restaurant:

1) Chardonnay

Great with mild & buttery Indian curries, especially tandoori chicken dishes. Go for a full bodied option.

2) Shiraz

A great red wine option to enjoy with Indian lamb, meat, seafood, and biryani specialties. Try to go for a medium bodied pairing with hints of blackberry, plum, and cherry.

3) Riesling

Fantastically paired with Indian vegetarian, chicken, and seafood specialties. Look for lightly bodied, fruitier, and well balanced pairing options if possible.

4) Chenin Blanc

A light bodied semi dry wine, great with lentils, seafood, and buttery curries.

5) Sauvignon Blanc

Go for a zingy, fresh, and dry pairing which works well with vegetarian and seafood specialties.


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