A pinot gris from Oregon, pairing wine with Indian food and more ~ Thirsty Thursday

Each Thirsty Thursday we help you get ready for the weekend ahead with a round up of the best wine reviews and pairings from your fave winos, oenophiles and beyond . . .


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  • “Wine of the Week: Eyrie Vineyards Pinot Gris 2011 Willamette Valley, Oregon” ::link::
  • “8 top wine picks from Down Under” ::link::
  • “$9 Italian red wine makes the grade but quaff it quick”
  • “Like Cherries? If So, You’ll Love This Wine” ::link::
  • “Top 10 California Zinfandel wines”


A Curious Coupling … That Works

Pairing Indian Food and Wine?

Do you play it safe when Indian is what’s for dinner, defaulting to a standby riesling, sparkling wine or beer, even if the list looks interesting? You’re not alone. Most people still find Indian cuisine intimidating because of how it combines spices such as curry, turmeric and cumin, says Mike Ryan, vice president of sales and marketing for frozen Indian cuisine brand Tandoor Chef. However, he assures, there are “fun ways” to explore Indian cuisine’s wine pairings possibilities.