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How to pair these domestic wines with the best Indian street food

Onion bhajiyas with white wine? Say cheers

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It's a common sight in parts of Spain. As the sun sets, wine lovers settle down in narrow bylanes sipping their wine with a plate of tapas. While it’s impossible, ludicrous even, to imagine this scenario in India, we’re just saying that there’s nothing stopping you from exploring the idea of eating street food with wine. Mumbai-based sommelier Nikhil Agarwal tells us that these are the most exciting times for Indian wines. Agarwal who is also the founder of All Things Nice, a company that the biggest wine growers in India turn to when they want some sound advice on how to appeal to foodies across the country, has tied up 11 leading wineries to launch the “Wines of India", a series of events to introduce wine enthusiasts to a range of domestic wines. (Text: Team Express Foodie; Image: Owen Young/Flickr)

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Along with vino, Agarwal and his peers have also been trying to introduce food pairings that suit the Indian palate and cuisine. Wine and cheese has long since turned into the most boring marriage at the dining table – yes, it’s a stable choice, yes, it’s tried and tested, but does it have spark? So, set this pair to simmer on the backburner for now. (Text: Team Express Foodie; Image: Linkedin/Thinkstock/Flickr)

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Agarwal's list of unusual yet pleasing pairing of Indian wines with street food is a good place to start if you're in the game for thrills. (Text: Team Express Foodie; Image: Flickr)

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Vada Pao with Charosa Viognier: Maharashtra favourite’s snack goes brilliantly with this bright, straw-coloured wine, which is both spicy with a hint of cinnamon and delicate because of its apricot flavours, at once. (Source: Ranjitha Deepesh/Flickr)

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Spicy Sev Puri with Sula Riesling: Now the Riesling from Sula is a dry, fruity wine perfect for summer. And if you’re looking for an equally light snack to go with it, there’s nothing better than sev puri. (Source: Ranjitha Deepesh/Flickr)

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Sheekh Kebab with Myra Reserve Shiraz: The next time you walk past a smoking tandoor, you’d do well to pack up some sheekh kebabs and raise a toast to street food with glass of Myra Reserve Shiraz. This red is actually a deep purple and is just the thing for a plate of juicy meat. (Source: Iain Farrell/Flickr)

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Onion Bhajias with a Nine Hills Chenin Blanc: What’s not to love about a plate of batter fried onions and a chilled white? The Nine Hills Chenin Blanc is refreshing, fruity and cools you off on a summer evening. (Source: Su-Lin/Flickr)

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Ragda Pattice with a chilled York Rose: The York Rose is yet another perfect summer wine. We didn’t believe it until we tried it, but hot patty dunked in spicy ragda made of white peas is all kinds of great. (Source: Harini Calamur)