When a bar meets natural wines and a killer kitchen, you get the fun-loving, no-frills Wiggly Wine. Expect a good time and even better wines by the glass. Though a good wine could easily be appreciated on its own, it is best savoured when paired with perfect food. The ideal wine pairing is one where both the food and the wine are elevated — both are better together than alone.
It boils down to chemistry, where certain elements in both the wine and food interact with each other to enhance certain flavours and textures, thus unlocking layers of enjoyment that would otherwise be left undiscovered. Indeed, it’s a challenge finding the right match for the richness of the gravy, savoury and sweet notes from the stuffing, and the tartness of the drunken pears.
Food & Drink Pairing Served on Table :
Food : Bunny Chow – A popular South African dish consisting of a hollowed-out loaf of white bread filled with mild spicy chicken curry. A pocket-friendly meal loved for its portability and rich, hearty flavours.
Wine : Paired with Barton & Guestier Cuvée Spéciale Blanc White Wine – Peaches and floral aroma on the nose, limes and croissants on the palate, dry, light body, hints of apple and spices in the finish.
Food : Warm Apple Salad – This is a beautiful marriage of seasonal flavours that evokes a hint of sweetness and spice. Warm Apple Salad will let you celebrate all the flavors of Fall! Bed of Rocket leaves, Pecans, thinly sliced apples, feta and baby spinach all drizzled with maple dijon vinaigrette!
Wine : Paired with Chenin Blanc White Wine – On the nose is very floral aromas with apple and pear-like flavors and assertive acidity. On the palate you find high acidity, light body, dry to semi sweet. Fresh and fruity Chenin Blanc goes great with vegetable dishes or salads.
Food : Cheese Platter – Comes with six different cheese (Gouda, Edam, Feta, Parmesan, Camembert and Montasio) accompanied by two bowls of olives and black grapes with crunchy bread, and crackers. This cheese platter definitely for the cheesaholics to keep their fingers busy.
Wine : Paired with Francesca Pinot Grigio White Wine – On the nose is very floral, lemony and a very subtle honeysuckle aroma. On the palate you find high acidity, medium to full body, dry to semi sweet, lime, long finish.
Food : Broccoli with Mustard Cheese – The smokiness of the Broccoli and the tangy crunch of the mustard cheese makes this dish delicious, addictive and impressive.
Wine : Paired with Légende Bordeaux Blanc White Wine – On the nose dominated by mineral flavour mingled with aromas of white fruit and acacia flowers. Very flavourful on the palate; full-bodied and rounded with a sensation of sweetness. The Bordeaux Blanc, made from Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon, explodes with freshness on the palate, in a direct, straightforward style.
Food : Chicken Wings – Tender, juicy chicken wings coated in a mouthwatering chef’s special spices that will have your taste-buds singing. An all time crowd-pleasing dish.
Wine : Paired with Three Peaks Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine – On the nose is very fruity, plum, black cherry and sometimes spicy or vanilla aroma. On the palate you find substantial tannin’s, high acidity, medium to full body, extra dry to dry, long finish. Make sure the bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon is at room temperature before serving. Pour the wine into large red wine glasses with wide openings let the wine breath for sometime before you sip.
Food : Chicken Peri Peri – Chicken Peri Peri is an African barbecue chicken recipe introduced in Africa by the Portuguese. This oven fresh juicy and spicy Peri Peri Chicken is packed with flavour. Grilled peri peri chicken sticks are the perfect addition to any evening party.
Wine : Paired With Mirapiana Toscana Red Wine – On the nose is very fruity, dark cherries, wet grass and a very subtle crushed almonds aroma. On the palate you find high tannin, medium acidity, nice body medium to full, cherries, long finish.
Food : Kikkoman Spiced Marinated Tofu Skewers – Sweet & spicy marinated tofu skewers served with Chimichurri.
Wine : Paired with Noi Fruity Sparkling Wine – The aroma of this wine that first captures you is tropical fruits or bouquet of flowers, but it is the palate that really impresses. Vibrant and fresh with exotic fruit, crisp and clean with tangy bubbles. Noi is just a big mouthful of fun and easy drinking. It’s the perfect wine for any day!
Food : Drunken Pears – If you like poached pears, you’ll love this dessert, in which the pears are basically poached in the oven. The cookie crumb mixture in the core of each pear half is reminiscent of the topping on a fruit crisp.
Wine : Paired with Bodega Norton Libre Malbec Red Wine – On the nose, aromas of ripe fruits, cassis and pepper. Sweet on the palate, friendly tannin with spicy flavors. Deeply red with violet hues. Typically medium to full-bodied, dry wine with plenty of acidities and relatively alcohol levels.
Food : Cheese Fondue – A Swiss dish made with Swiss or Gruyère melted cheese served in a communal pot over a portable stove heated with a lamp. Served with fresh fruits, vegetables and breads for dipping in Ooey, gooey and creamy melted cheese sauce. So versatile and perfect for any evening. Make sure you enjoy with friends!
Wine : Paired with Sauvignon Blanc White Wine – On the nose flavors of Sauvignon Blanc are lime, green apple, passion fruit and white peach. On the palate you find high acidity, nice body medium to full, crisp and dry, long finish.
The easiest plan and personal favourite solution would be an entire meal paired with sparkling wine and rosé — yes, just bubbles and pink — and why not? They should be dry but not too dry, with bright notes of ripe fruits, along with some juicy acidity to create freshness and balance. If you’re not ready for just bubbles, look for interesting white wines with crisp savoury notes such as Chardonnay, Vermentino, soft expressions of Sauvignon Blanc, Pecorino and dry Riesling. For red wines, lean towards light-to-medium-bodied with fresh juicy fruits (not over ripe and jammy) along with spice and/or herbaceous notes such as Cabernet Franc, Blaufrankisch, Zweigelt, Gamay, Grenache and Pinot Noir.
Get the friendly owners to recommend a bottle. The food menu is not big enough, but trust that it’ll satisfy. Come for a casual-chic experience, best enjoyed as a pair by the bar. This cosy spot around the Kothnur Main Road is perfect for an after-work dinner with a chummy date.
Place : Wiggly Wine, 2nd Floor, JP Nagar, 4, Kothnur Main Rd, Bengaluru.
Average Cost : 1,000/- for two people (approx.) + Tax
Timing : 7am – 12:30am, Reservation : +91 9483007743 / 080 40925733
Relish The Art of Food and Wine Pairing at Wiggly Wine
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