pairing wine with Indian food

Pairing wine with Indian food 一 Crazy or genius?

If you’re new to wine, you’ve certainly come across a lot of stringent rules about what to match with what and what pairings are an absolute sin. But the truth is, you can eat whatever you want with any kind of drinking wine 一 because rules are meant to be broken. Or are there any rules at all?

These pairings are typically created in wine tasting rule books to help enhance the flavours of both the wine and the food. But what counts is that you’re having a good time while indulging in rich aromas and compelling flavours because, at the end of the day, you’re an expert in your own taste.

With that being said, we’d like to propose an unusual yet unique pairing that could stir some feelings and controversies but could also blow you away 一 Cabernet-Shiraz and Indian Chaats!

Many people are still sceptical about pairing wine with Indian food, much alone Indian chaats, but you never know till you try!

Cabernet-Shiraz: A Modern Classic Enjoyed by Many

Crafted from the blend of two of the most popular French red wine grapes, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz (also known as syrah), Cabernet-Shiraz is a rich, full-bodied red wine with structure and depth. With each sip of Cabernet-Shiraz, the scent of blackberry and dark fruit lingers in your mouth, along with a pleasing mint-rich fruity aroma.

Blending these amazing fruit varieties presents you with the greatest qualities of the two in a sip of wine. Shiraz has a rich mid-palate, whilst Cabernet is robust in the mouth and finish, but bland in the middle. The Shiraz fills the hole in the middle. It’s almost like the two flavours were made for each other!

Beef teriyaki, roasted lamb rack with rosemary and garlic, and field mushrooms with grilled parmesan are popular with this combination. Barbecued meats, such as chicken tikka masala and rajma masala, are some recommended Indian food pairings.

Indian Chaats: India’s All-Time Favourite Street Snack

With its aromatic spices and tangy sauces, Chaat refers to an entire category of Indian street dishes that creates a symphony of diverse flavours and sensations to the palette. It’s is a food category that sees no limit 一 from deep-fried crispy aloo tikki chaat to besan dipped palak chaats; it has it all.

No Indian can resist chaat and its various variants; it has also garnered a global following for its chatpata tastes and blend of spices.

Now imagine the dance of spices along with the juicy symphony of fruit flavours tingling your senses; Imagine the salty, sweet and tangy flavours of these snacks combined with aromas of blackberry plum and mint; imagine having the best time of your life!

This combination might seem a little crazy and might even cause a bit of an uproar among the wine connoisseurs, but what’s life without a bit of an uproar?

If you’re feeling adventurous and in the mood to try new things, grab a bottle of Cabernet-shiraz from the best 一 Elite premium wines, in Karnataka, and enjoy your evening with a plate of your favourite chaat. Elite premium wines also offer other authentic mixes that you can try, ranging from Sauvignon Blanc to Shiraz alone. We’ve got them all!