Thank you to all of our readers for logging their votes in helping us choose the venue for our next wine exchange. After tallying the votes. our February 22 wine exchange will feature Thai cuisine. I guess it will be a Valen-Thai-ne’s Day affair.
“Thai cuisine is the national cuisine of Thailand. Thai cuisine places emphasis on lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components. Thai cuisine is known for being spicy. Balance, detail and variety are important to Thai cooking. Thai food is known for its balance of the five fundamental taste senses in each dish or the overall meal: hot (spicy), sour, sweet, salty, and (optional) bitter” [Wikipedia]
When it comes time to purchase wine for the occasion, take the advice of Chez Pim with these basic rules:
- Look for a little sweetness
- Find the tropics in your nose
- Avoid tannin at all cost
- A little sparkly is good for the soul
- Good acidity is good
- Not a lot of oak.
As for the location of the event, Pittsburgh is at no shortage of BYOB Thai options. We will do our best to find the best and brightest of Thai restaurants that Pittsburgh has to offer. Suggestions always welcomed.