"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Beverages and Wine > Alcoholic Drinks
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-10-2006, 03:49 PM   #1
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,395
Thai Wines

I had lunch at a Thai restaurant today. On the table was a placard for a line of Thai wines. The name was Monsoon Bay, I think.

Anyone know about this stuff?

ironchef, are you there?
__________________

__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2006, 04:32 PM   #2
Executive Chef
 
ironchef's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: The SPAM eating capital of the world.
Posts: 3,558
I've never heard of Thai wines. I did a quick search on Google but did not see any results. Did you actually try the wine to see what it tasted like? Knowing how the climate is in Thailand, I would guess that the wines would be low in acidity with a high sugar content and lots of fruit.
__________________

__________________
"Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it."
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
ironchef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2006, 04:45 PM   #3
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,395
I did not try the wine. I'm just curious about it and if it's any good.

I could be off with the name. Monsoon was the first part but not sure of the second word
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2006, 04:58 PM   #4
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,395
Here's what I've found:

"The next generation of wine from Siam Winery was Monsoon Valley, remained faithful to the original philosophy but creating three very distinctive wines. The Monsoon Valley White is a fresh dry wine made from Malaga Blanc grapes. The Red is made from 70% Pok Dum or Black Queen grapes and 30% Shiraz. The rose is produced from a blend of Pok Dum and Malaga Blanc. These are Thai wines made from Thai grapes to go with Thai food, a totally Thai product. Although the Gregorian calendar is widely used in Thailand, a conscious decision was made to put the Thai (Buddhist Era) year on the bottle."

I found it at this site.
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2006, 05:06 PM   #5
Executive Chef
 
ironchef's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: The SPAM eating capital of the world.
Posts: 3,558
Interesting. I'll see if I can find any locally and maybe pick up a bottle to try.
__________________
"Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it."
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
ironchef is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.