HOW TO PAIR WINE WITH 6 THAI FOOD FAVORITES

Ayara Thai's sommelier Courtney Walsh has the answers.
  1. Fried Dishes and Curries
    Robert Serol Turbulent Sparkling Rose Gamay = low alcohol, low residual sugar, absorbs spicy flavors.
  2. Summer Rolls
    Brooks Amycas Riesling, Muscat, Pinot Gris Blend = Oregon vintner makes floral aromatic summer wine for summer rolls.
  3. Spicy Papaya Salad
    Precedent Chenin Blanc = underrated, versatile, vinified dry white wine.
  4. Fish Curries
    Poe Rose = blend of Pinot noir and Pinot Meunier described as "quaffable"
  5. Pad See Ew
    Broc Cellars Counoise = tiny Berkeley winery produces flavor of red and dark fruits, pepper, Pairs well with pungent, noodle dishes. (Including pad Thai)
  6. Spicy Beef
    Harrington Carignane = Mendocino winery's Depression-era old vine red. Carignan grape was once the most planted grape in California. Then Merlot came along. Now it's back...