White wines are fairly safe for any type of Japanese food. A clean, high-acid wine, like sauvignon blanc or pinot grigio is good for sushi or sashimi. Spicier, heartier dishes go well with wines with some residual sugar, like a Riesling.
- Pinot Grigio – Fruili
- Sauvignon Blanc – Silver Beach
- Riesling – Seaglass
Spicier foods lend themselves well to cold, sweet wines. It helps for your wine to have lower alcohol and medium tannins to cut the spiciness of Mexican dishes
- Sauvignon Blanc – La Joya
- Albariño – Pazo Castrelo
- Champagne – Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut
To balance out the spice in Indian dishes, it’s best to find a slightly sweet wine. You want to avoid tannin and oak with spicy dishes.
- Gewurtzraminer – Chateau Ste. Michelle
- Riesling – Relax
- Pinot Gris – Cricklewood