Hippy chicks love indian food, and good wine works well with good Indian food, not crappy takeout. Rieslings, Gewurtztraminers are classic, but you can get better pairings the more esoteric you go. Sylvaner and Pinot Gris work great, some dry Champagne's are excellent, but you want to be careful of acidity since many dishes already contain that flavor note.Shit wine is about the only thing that works with a curry but then you run into the problem of finding a chick that likes Indian food, it's a catch 22.
I met Francis Ford Coppola when I visited Napa Valley a few years ago. That guy was pretty cool. Also its quite nice of him to leave his 1948 Tucker Torpedo on display at his winery. He's the one I must thank for my obsession with the car.I met David Bruce when I visited his winery a little while ago, he's a nice guy, likes to chat with his customers.
I've had some other Ravenswood and it ranged from okay to good. It's not great, but it's a 'very drinkable wine' to steal one from James.So I've been thinking of buying a bottle or two of wine for my parents for Christmas. Recently re-watched Oz and Jamies in California and thought maybe it would be a good idea to find a Californian wine since they usually only drink Italian and Spanish reds.
I went for a 2007 Ravenswood Napa Valley Zinfandel. Good choice?
Really wanted to get a Sean Thackrey Orion but it's nosebleedingly expensive, especially over here.
I make it a point to never pay more than $25 for a bottle. It takes some hunting and a little experimentation, but you can find really great stuff that tastes like much more expensive wine.Truely great wine usually costs a bit more anyway, doesn't it. The bottle I bought is rougly twice the price of any bottle my dad would buy.
I've really started to appreciate Barolo's lately, aside from Sangioveses and Chianti (which I never really drink, just laugh when i think of the 'Hannibal Lecter' reference) I don't know much about Italian reds vs...reds everywhere else (france, chile, californian)The in-laws have a relatively generous wine budget which means I have gotten to taste some very nice Barolo and Barbaresco wines.
I must have a wine and food trip to Italy within the next few years!