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#WinePicks Red Wines That Pair Best With Spicy Food

written by Wendy Watta 6th November 2015

Given the complexity of flavours (spicy, sweet and salty- sometimes all at the same time) in Indian food, choosing the right wine can be quite the predicament. Fiery dishes for instance require a wine to balance the heat without adding to it, and it should also not be high in alcohol as that intensifies the spice. Check out our fantastic selection of red wines.

NEDERBURG WINEMASTER’S RESERVE MERLOTnederburg winemasters reserve merlot
South Africa
Ksh 1635

Nose: Hints of vanilla and
oak which follow through on
the palate.
Palate: Powerful and wellrounded
with subtle vanilla
oak in the background.
Food pairing: Oxtail, casseroles, red meat, game, spicy indian curries, pizza and pasta dishes.

Available from Nakumatt, The Wine Shop, Vintage Cigars, Chandarana, Haven, Nederburg 

 

CASILLERO DEL DIABLO PINOT NOIRcasillero-del-diablo-pinot-noir
Chile
Ksh 1360
Nose: Complex aromas of strawberries, raspberries and notes of toasted French oak.
Palate: Elegant and friendly with a long sweet finish.
Food pairing: Chicken, pork and vegetarian dishes or even a gusty fish dish, red meat and Camembert
cheese.

Available from Viva Global

 

CHALK HILL BLUE SHIRAZ CABERNET
AustraliaChalk Hill Blue Shiraz Cabernet
Ksh 890

Nose: Aromas of red berry fruit and plums with a hint of wood.
Palate: Medium bodied with luscious cherry and plum flavours and a soft full finish.
Food pairing: Meat dishes e.g Lamb bhuna

Available from all leading supermarkets & WOW Beverages

 

DARLING CELLARS MERLOT
South Africa
DARLING CELLARS MERLOT
Ksh 1500

Nose: Red berries with hints of mocha.
Palate: Full bodied with delicate ripe plum flavours and a long lingering finish.
Food pairing: Roast lamb, tomato-based pasta dishes, very spicy Indian dishes.

Available from MIA Wines

 

NEDERBURG WINEMASTER’S RESERVE- PINOTAGE
South AfricaNEDERBURG WINEMASTER’S RESERVE- PINOTAGE
Ksh 1635

Nose: Plums and prunes with a hint of banana and slight oak spices in the background.
Palate: Fruit flavours, soft tannins and a lingering aftertaste.
Food pairing: Pasta, roast leg of lamb, chocolate and spicy sauces.

Available from Nakumatt, The Wine Shop, Vintage Cigars, Chandarana, Haven
Nederburg 

 

 

 

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