Report/Photographs by Sarah Comeford
NYWCA Wine & Spirits Committee hosted the Riesling & Roti event at Saar Indian Bistro. Members enjoyed six Rieslings from all over the world (from theFinger Lakes, NY to Central Serbia) paired with traditional Indian dishes. Wine experts Danica Stitz and Stephanie Teuwen selected a wide range of Rieslings to highlight the distinct and various flavor profiles of Rieslings. Guests learned that Riesling could range from bone-dry to fully sweet and that Riesling is a wine grower’s grape as it is truly expressive of its terroir. While many guests were not fans of Riesling at the beginning of the event, everyone left with a newfound love for this full-bodied wine that paired perfectly with the spicy delicious Indian food.
Riesling rules! 6 fantastic Rieslings from 5 different countries.
Wine #1: Loimer ‘Langenlois’ Riesling 2017, Austria
Wine #2: Forge Cellars ‘Classique’ Dry Riesling 2017, Finger Lakes
Food: Goat Cheese & Spinach Kulcha, Shakarkandi Chaat, & Crispy Okra Salad
Wine #3: Abbazia Novacella Riesling 2016, Alto Adige Südtirol
Wine #4: Vino Budimir “Margus Margi” Riesling 2011, Central Serbia
Food: Cochin Black Pepper Chicken, Aloo Gobi, Begun Bharta, Dal Makhani (Creamy Black Lentils), & Basmati Rice
Wine 5: Domaines Schlumberger Reisling Grand Cru Saering 2014, Alsace
Wine 6: Kientzler Riesling Grand Cru Geisberg 2011, Alsace
Food: Unniyappam (banana fritters)
Presented by the Wine & Spirits Committee with Danica Stitz & Stephanie Teuwen
At Saar Indian Bistro
Tuesday October 30, 2018