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MONSOON VALLEY WINES - What People Say

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From Monsoon Valley White Consumer Research July-September 2003
We blind sampled Monsoon Valley White vs. Delle Venezie’s Pinot Grigio from Sainsbury's (RSP £5.49)

Location: London
12 Thai restaurants
Sample Size: 134 consumers

Q. What do you like about this wine?

"Goes wonderfully with the green curry. The sharpness cuts through the spicy food and leaves loads of flavor"

"Complement to the Thai spicy food. It takes the edge off the spicy flavor and makes the food flavor last in your mouth"

"Stood up well to the spicy food"

"Very smooth and very easy to drink"

"It is very subtle tasting and will not compete with the flavor of the food.”

"Bold flavor -not overpowered by spicy the food"

"Light and refreshing. Complemented the dish"

"Light. which I liked with the spicy food"

"Cut-through flavor with Thai food".

"Light, crisp, refreshing'

"Very fresh, light and added a nice complement to food"

"Light, dry, and clean taste. It is probably better with food than to drink on its own"

"It's smooth, dry, therefore nice with Thai food which you usually expect to be spicy"

"Goes well with the spicy meal -supports the taste"

"Nice flavor, reminds me of a Riesling but slightly coconutty –good with aromatic Thai food"

"It's quite light and doesn't clash with the spicy aftertaste of the Thai food"

"Unusual -slightly spicy with honey flavor"

Q. Do you like the idea of a Thai wine that complements Thai food?

"I love Thai food but sometimes it is hard to get a good accompanying wine -great idea"

"Yes, always have difficulty in choosing a wine to complement Thai food"

Hard to Choose Wine for Thai Food
"Yes as Thai food is a particular taste it would be good to have a complementary wine.”

"I do. Thai food has many interesting flavors. Other wines are a little heavy"

"Yes, 100% Thai cuisine, good to taste wine from originator’s country"

"Yes, it adds to the totality of the cuisine"

Full Thai experience/cuisine
"Yes, complete the meal"

Authenticity
"Yes, I do, 'like to think' am having a full Thai experience"

"Yes, because It makes the meal complete"

"Yes. I usually drink either Singha or water. Both are filling when eating so it's nice to have wines too. Thai food has many interesting flavors. Other wines are a little heavy"

Alternative to Beer
"Yes as an alternative to drinking beer or tea"

"It is nice to have something indigenous"

"Yes as it makes the meal more authentic"

Delicacy
"Thai food is delicate in flavor, so any wines must be delicate as well"



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