Contemporary food and drink

Good afternoon, Hoping that u will help me I am writing my question. I need to prepare a 1500 words module on contemporary food & drink with 15 references and also I have to prepare a poster and I have chosen the topic wines in India. Now I need a basic idea as what to write in it to make it good and also I need to write wines relation with food and what is recent happening in wines and why is it happening.

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Thank you for asking.  I've no personal experience with wine from India, but can say that IMO the type of wine that goes well with Indian food will vary greatly - because Indian food has more variety and regions than most people in the US realize.  People think of Indian food and think curries, na'an and tandoori chicken, not realizing how extensive and interesting Indian food REALLY is.

I'm not a beer drinker, but many, many people will say that beer is a better choice for Indian food than wine.  Personally, I like white wine with most Indian foods, especially the spicy dishes.  Rieslings and Gewurztraminer do very well.  A voignier may work as well.  I've never found that chardonnay, the mainstay of white wine in the US, works with any spicy food (Mexican, Thai, Indian, etc.). 

I can, however, say that I've enjoyed red wines with Indian food on occasion.  Once, in Singapore, I happily spent an afternoon drinking RED wine, seated at a street hawker, watching the pouring rain while being warmed by the wood fire that was used to heat an enormous clay pot that was used to cook na'an.  The red wine went beautifully with the hot na'an, like red wine goes with bread.  The garlic na'an especially tasted great with red wine.  And red wine (syrah, or a light style cabernet) goes very well with some of the lamb, da'al and lentil dishes.

Here are some other resources that may be helpful to you:

http://indianwine.com/cs/blogs/about_wine/archive/2006/08/25/1049.aspx

http://indianwine.com/cs/

http://www.vinography.com/archives/2007/08/tasting_notes_for_indian_wine.html

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/408814

Good luck with your project.

Jeanette  -  Anything Goes Gourmet

 

I am not familiar with wines from India but I would first get the food you want to use then the wine that would accompany it pair them up put in some nice phrases ,set up your dining room with some nice pics or  some cooking prep pics good luck

Dear Rakesh, I just saw your request for recipe ideas. I do not drink wine or have any recipes for that drink, but my friends rave over my own virgin and alcoholic smoothie recipes if you are interested. Let me know if you are. I would be happy to share.   Sincerely Chunkmunkula  AKA Cindy

Rakesh- Look in yellow pages under "wine" & try importer/distributors/ wholesalers etc. or a internet search of wines by region. Try a local 'Indian' resturant. But because of Hindu religous beliefs there may be some limitations on producing wine or other types of alcholic beverages or market conditions may not make wine production  a viable product, anyway its not a area of wine production I've come across.  Hope this gives some direction. ml.arcane

 

I'm not a beer drinker, but many, many people will say that beer is a better choice for Indian food than wine.  Personally, I like white wine with most Indian foods, especially the spicy dishes.  Rieslings and Gewurztraminer do very well.  A voignier may work as well.  I've never found that chardonnay, the mainstay of white wine in the US, works with any spicy food

I agree with the previous post that resiling and gewurtz work well with spicy food, I would also add chenin blanc to that list and also true rose - not what Americans think of as pink wine, but a real rose does nicely with spicy -even a few Amercan Vin Gris will fit the bill.  Trial and error is the best way to find out what works, and it is fun, so enjoy!

google it. they can give you resorses to any wine makers in India, resores to what foods they eat and wines that go with it and resorses to what problems wine makers have.  always google or blink for world of information.

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