Match of the week
Fish curry and Gruner Veltliner
Fortunately most of the pairings worked the way I'd hoped they would but although we didn’t take a vote on it I think the one people enjoyed most was the Bengali mustard fish with a 2015 Felsner Mooseburgerin Gruner Veltliner (£11.99 from Waitrose)
You would expect a white wine to be the best choice with a fish curry of course and the level of heat was actually quite mild which didn’t present the wine with too many challenges but the grüner was just perfect with enough peppery character of its own to stand up to the spicing but not so much as to overwhelm it.
It is, I’ve remarked before, a super-flexible wine and a reliable choice to turn to when you’re confronted with spicy (but not outrageously hot) food.
For other good grüner veltliner pairings see
* The image above is not the dish on the evening which was just a mini course but a similar Bengali fish curry © mitrarudra @fotolia.com
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