|From Monsoon Valley White
We blind sampled Monsoon Valley White vs. Delle
Venezie’s Pinot Grigio from
Sainsbury's (RSP £5.49)
12 Thai restaurants
Sample Size: 134 consumers
What do you like about this wine?
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
"Very smooth and very easy
"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
"Light. which I liked with
the spicy food"
"Cut-through flavor with Thai
"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
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
Hard to Choose Wine for
"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
"Yes, it adds to the totality
of the cuisine"
Full Thai experience/cuisine
"Yes, complete the
"Yes, I do, 'like
to think' am having a full Thai
"Yes, because It makes the
"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
Alternative to Beer
"Yes as an alternative
to drinking beer or tea"
"It is nice to have something
"Yes as it makes the meal
"Thai food is delicate
in flavor, so any wines must be
delicate as well"