The Best Wines To Have With Indian Cuisine

17 Aug  0 eastzeast

Fancy a wine with your next fantastic EastZEast meal but have no idea wich to choose from? How will you be ever able to decide upon the hundreds of wines which one will be the best for you? We asked a Sommelier, Roger Horwich, which wines does he think will go well with the peppers and spice used in Currys and Dry meals at your favourite restaurant, EastZEast Preston.

White Wine

“If you prefer a white wine, Gewurztraminer pairs well with the peppers used in spicy foods as the sweetness in the wine helps cool down the taste buds and can compliment the food really nicely” ~ Roger Horwich


Gewurztraminer a sweet white wine from Alscase, France. We’d recommend the Gewurztraminer – Arthur Metz from the EastZEast wine menu. This wine displays the characteristic spicy, floral aromas of Gewurztraminer. Soft, fresh, grapey fruit.

Red Wine

“My personal preference with spicy food is a strong Red Wine. Since Punjabi food is so flavourful you need a strong wine sometimes so you can appreciate the wine and the food separate from one another. One of my favourite grapes is a Shiraz. The Jacob Creek and Jarrah Wood Shiraz both suit Indian food very well as the spices don’t mask the strong and delicious flavours of the two wines.” ~ Roger Horwich


Shiraz usually has a blackcurrant tone with a hint of pepper to create an incredible, unique flavour. The Shiraz grape originates from the city of Shiraz in Iran but as it is now a Muslim country they don’t make it anymore and is instead produced by countries such as Austrailia and South Africa. We recommend the Jarrah Wood Shiraz. This classic Australian Shiraz is packed with ripe cherry and raspberry flavours with a pepper spice finish.

“If Shiraz or Gewurztraminer isn’t really your thing I’d say your last good option would be a Spanish Rioja. I shouldn’t really be saying this is the last option as Rioja is one of my favourite wines! This incredible mix of fruitiness and freshness makes this grape suit any big meat eater. If you’re the type of person to order lamb chops from EastZEast like myself and other red meats then this is the wine for you!” ~ Roger Horwich


Rioja is a bold, fruity wine which if you’re a lover of wine then you must be a lover of Rioja! Rioja originates from the region of Rioja in Spain and is one of the most famous wines there is. We’d recommend the Faustino Rivero Ulecia Crianza – Rioja. This wine has matured in American oak casks for 12-14 months and has spicy aromas with moderate tannins on the palate.

Will you be trying one of our recommended wines? To see the full wine list for EastZEast Preston click here

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