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Matches Made In Heaven
Published: Volume 22, Issue 2, February, 2014

Indian wines are discovering their place in the sun and may be paired with fine European cuisine. Verve presents examples of tapas, typical bite-sized dishes from Spain and a choice of Indian and International wines that complement them oh so perfectly! You can use the pointers to make your own pairings using similar ingredients

TUNA TARTARE
Suggestions
SULA DINDORI RESERVE VIOGNIER (INDIA)
CONO SUR RIESLING (CHILE)

Marinated raw yellow tuna from Japan, on a base of guacamole with a touch of water-melon, served à la mode.The aromatic Viognier and Riesling pair beautifully with the raw yellow tuna served with guacamole.

FRITA DE CALAMAR
Suggestions
SULA BRUT (INDIA)
HARDYS SPARKLING CHARDONNAY PINOT NOIR NV (AUSTRALIA)

Flash cooked, this stir-fried dish of squid and sautéed potatoes is delightfully enhanced with coloured bell peppers.The acidity in the wine helps refresh the palate while eating the fried Calamari.

TUNA AND SPANISH CAPERS
Suggestions
SULA SAUVIGNON BLANC (INDIA)
KIM CRAWFORD SAUVIGNON BLANC (AUSTRALIA)

Tuna with mayonnaise and Spanish capers on French Baguette served with steamed shrimp.The lightness and flavour of the tuna, a hint of sharpness from the capers is perfectly in tune with the herbaceousness of the Sauvignon Blanc.

MEDITERRANEO PINTXOS
Suggestions
SULA BRUT ROSÉ (INDIA)
HARDYS CHARDONNAY SEMILLON (AUSTRALIA)

A paste of sundried tomatoes and walnut pesto spread on a French baguette served with orange. The mélange of fruit and citrus flavours is a great match with similar aromas and flavours found in the wine.

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