How to Pair Wine with Indian Food

Liz Grossman

When Sandeep “Sunny” Baweja, managing partner, wine director, and chef of Lehja in Richmond, Va., started learning about wine, olfactory memories from his childhood growing up in India helped him understand flavor notes. “In Punjab, where I was born, we tasted single malt whiskey, moonshine, or beer, but not wine,” he says. When he got to the U.S. and started cooking professionally, he had a lot to learn about wine. He...