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All Things Nice Wine Week Begins

The Wine Week is back and this time the preview dinner was held at Sofitel’s Jyran.

Hosted by Nikhil Agarwal, founder of All Things Nice, the preview dinner showcased a selection of wines paired with a five course meal. The wines that we tried included Grover Vineyards Art Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2013, India, Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Marlborough, New Zealand, Charosa Vineyards Viognier 2013 Charosa, India,  Vina Edmara Chardonnay 2013 Central Valley, Chile, Vallonné Vineyards Rose 2013 Nasik, India, Myra Vineyards Reserve Shiraz 2013, India,  Ets Thunevin Bad Boy 2011, Bordeaux, France, Reveilo Late Harvest Chenin Blanc 2013 Nasik, India.

Our favourites from these were the Charosa Viognier 2013, Vallonné Rose 2013 and the Myra Reserve Shiraz 2013. It’s amazing how the quality and taste of Indian wines is taking over and getting better than some of the popular international wines. Go try them out at the Wine Week partner restaurants.

The Wine Week will go on from 25th August to 31st August.

Participating Restaurants include: Four Season-Café Prato, Four Season-San Qui, Sofitel Hotel-Jyran, Sofitel Hotel-pondicherry café, Trident BKC-Maya, Trident BKC-Botticino, Intercontinental Marine Drive- long & short, Intercontinental Marine Drive- kabab corner, Novotel – Olio, Serafina, Pizza Metro pizza, O-Cha, Le Mangii, Café Mangi, Viccinia, Di Napoli, Busaba Colaba, The Tasting Room, Bungalow 9, Nico Bombay, Two one Two, LPQ (BKC +Colaba), Olive Bandra,  Smoke house Delhi ( BKC+ Lower parel + Bandra), Salt Water Café (Bandra + Churchgate), Cheval, Taj President, Grand Hyatt and Taj Lands End and more.

Visitors can pick from over 1300 International and Indian wines at any of the partner restaurants at 30%* less than the regular list price. This discount can be availed per glass as well as on the whole bottle.

Once you have made your bookings for Wine Week, you will receive Credit of Rs 1000 in 2 codes of Rs. 500 each from Uber. You can redeem these credits during the Wine Week by availing the service from Uber.

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Ssshh… Secret Bar In The City – Please Don’t Tell

There’s a new secret bar in the city, PDT – Please Don’t Tell. Why is it a secret bar you ask? Well because you need a code for the doors to let you in.

Smaaash has a new neighbour, PDT, located at Kamala Mills. The place is a vibrant yet rustic, with a high ceiling, molecular cocktails, some innovative quick bites and great music. The overall vibe of the place will get your feet tapping.

 

Event: Wine Bazaar at Out of the Blue

Out of the blue hosted a wine gala, which certainly sent the wine admirers into a wine heaven. Some refreshing and soulful live jazz music playing and an array of wines from across the globe made the evening truly enjoyable. The wine bazaar displayed a number of top wine brands and sellers like The Wine kart, Reveilo, Grover Zampa, Berkmann, Wine Park, York and more. The tasting was interesting with friendly interactions with the representatives of the brands.

Reveilo Wines at the Wine Bazaar
Reveilo Wines at the Wine Bazaar

We tasted a number of wines teamed with some olives and cheese. Starting with the York Chenin Blanc, which was quite a winner. Then, we went ahead to try a couple of varieties from The Wine Park, which included Rosso, NV and their MAN Family Wines, Pinotage, 2012, refreshing, fruity and flavourful notes, we are definitely ordering in from here. After a couple of rounds around the venue, we hopped to the Grover Zampa wines stall to try their Zampa Rosé. Served chilled with confusing notes, this one didn’t quite impress us so we gave the other Zampa wines a miss!

wine tasting at out of the blueFrom here, we headed straight to try the Mannara Merlot by Berkmann which had a beautiful purple tinge with aromas of vanilla and chocolate and a chocolate-y after taste. We were in some vino heaven only to drool over some Bibi Graetz Casamatta, a beautiful Tuscany wine by The Wine Kart.

We saved the best for the last, our last stop was the Revelio wine counter. Their Late Harvest Chenin Blanc was the only dessert wine at the tasting and was certainly the perfect end to out wine trail.

You can buy all these wines and many more from The Wine Kart, Lets Buy Drink and WineOnlineIndia.

 

Entry to Wine Bazaar costed Rs. 500, inclusive of taxes, per person.