Of course, "Indian Food" is a pretty broad term. But, what do people think of a Gruner Vetliner with Indian Food? And, if so, what are some suggestions for a GV?
I usually don't drink wine with Indian, but recent GV's I've had:
Domestic: 2015 Zocker Gruner Veltliner Paragon Vineyard - Ok to pretty good
Not domestic: 2015 Emmerich Knoll Loibenberg Gruner Veltliner Smaragd Wachau - Very good
I prefer beer with Indian.
My second choice is off-dry Gewurztraminer.
Off-dry Rieslings and Pinot Gris and some bubbly wines would all come out with or ahead of GV for the Indian foods I eat. But...
GV -dry- but with a little RS should be a decent pairing for some Indian food. My favorite producer is F.X. Pichler. The M and the Kellerberg are my favorites but all the single vineyard stuff is great. Almost all F.X. Pichler wines are bottled *just* off dry. I also adore Nikolaihof and Prager but those can be bone dry so you’d have to double check. I forget which bottlings have been what and it often varies slightly between vintages. I’ve been impressed with Hirsch and Brundlmayer in the past, as well. Although particularly Brundlmayer can be bone dry. And, like with the others, it varies between bottlings and vintages. Haven’t had either producer in quite some time, though. In general, my go-to basic GV has been Nikolaihof im Weingebirge Federspiel. The 2015 is great. Quite dry but could work. But I think the current release is 2016.
I know there are plenty of other well regarded GV producers like Knoll that winoca suggested, I just don’t have much familiarity with them.
So what style of Indian are we talking about?
if i were eating a dosa
I'd happily drink a pinot with it.
Most red curry's I'd stick with beer,
white curry's I'd stick with bubbly/champers.
The various oven roasted spiced fishes though, a GV is awesome and I agree with winetarelli's suggestion!
Riesling and big Rhone style wines (predominantly Northern) are my favorites
Irwin are you going to Rasika?
I was there last year and drank a Riesling the waiter recommended from their short wine list . It was good