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Best Wines To Serve With Indian Dishes

There are many fine Indian Restaurants in Chicago which are now attracting tourists and long standing American generations. Then there it is always great to have a glass or two of fine wine with the Indian cuisine. When ordering curries, a fruity wine would be good. Wines like cherry flavored in Sangrias and Chardonnay is also good.

For a “daily” type Indian meal like chappati, daal, subzi, bhindi, etc., any types of beers can go well with this type of dish. Any lamb or mutton dish can handle red wines. What would be highly recommended is to match the dishes from Indian cuisine to the wines made and distributed by Antique Wine Company.

Antique Wine Company has now gone International since they have business in over 70 countries. It is not just wine drinkers who buy from this company but those who are sommeliers. This company has been in business since the early 1980s and they carry many vintage wines as well as newly made wines. The most expensive bottle was sold to a former sommelier for over 150,000.00 US dollars. This was the Chateau d’Yquem made and bottled in 1811 and it is a sweet red wine. These types of wines can last for over a century.

This type of wine would be every type of Indian food lover’s dream since much of Indian cuisine is served with red wines. One of the factors to consider when matching the wines with Indian cuisine is to see which spices would match with the wines. Example would be white wines with fennel seeds. Therefore, bhindi would match good with white wines since fennel seeds are used in cooking Indian style bhindi. Champagne would match good with ginger and ginger is used quite a bit in Indian cooking. 

Champagne is also great for aloo dishes. Main point is to enjoy all the fine wines with the fine cuisine of India.