But the rich structure of Bordeaux wine and the complex spicy profile of Indian food makes food-and-wine pairing a challenge between the two.
Yet Bordeaux is keen tap into the unexplored Indian market, and Indians are fascinated with Bordeaux wines. Can the twain meet? Yes, says French writer Laurent Moujon, whose earlier books covered Bordeaux wine pairings with Chinese and Japanese cuisines. His newest book on Indian food and Bordeaux wines covers recipes from superstar Indian chefs based in India and abroad, from Sriram Aylur (Michelin-starred Quilon, London) to Cyrus Todiwala (Café Spice Namaste, London), Akshay Bharadwaj (Michelin-starred Junoon, New York) and our own Sanjeev Kapoor and Manjit Gill, amonf many others. In each case, their food pairings with top Bordeaux wines have proved to be a hit.
Ruma Singh catches up with Moujon in Bordeaux and discovers what he thinks and how the project has proved so successful. And reports on the delicious wine-paired dinner Moujon and his team are hosting around the world!
Read the article in Between the Wines, India’s most authoritative wine magazine by leading wine journalist Ruma Singh at rumasingh.com.
BORDEAUX WINE WITH INDIAN FOOD, ANYONE?
About Ruma Singh
Ruma Singh is a former full-time journalist turned wine writer and freelance wine columnist who
writes on wine along with spirits and other beverages, food, travel and lifestyle subjects. With her
special focus on wine writing, Ruma has qualified in the specialized WSET (Wine & Spirit Education
Trust, London), passing the Advanced Level 3 with distinction and is currently studying for the highest level, the WSET Diploma.
She blogs about wine, along with food and travel on her dedicated wine website, Between The
Wines at http://rumasingh.com/. Between the Wines has been named one of The Top 100 Wine
Websites to Follow on the Internet since 2016. Ruma writes for several other noted publications and
websites, national and international, and promotes the cause of wine and wine education in India.
She is one of only 2 Indian wine journalists who is a member of the exclusive Circle of Wine Writers,
UK which is a group of the topmost wine journalists in the world.