I generally avoid dinners especially those paired with wine as I don’t always enjoy thoroughly. I am not someone who is very fussy when it comes to pairing wine with food. I believe that we should go little easy and follow what we like, not otherwise.
Anyways, this dinner was for sure a special one. For the first time, four Indian wine makers got together for a dinner which was curated by Sommelier Kriti Malhotra at Pullman.
I like the way Kriti thinks when it comes to wine pairing. My last experience at Honk when she paired Asian food with rose, was my personal favourite. As I said earlier, instead of going by the traditional way, it’s important to understanding your guest preferences and their profiling before your pair.
So, when she invited me for this dinner I was really looking forward to it. Apart from the usual wines, this time, Charosa also made an entry. Charosa wines are new to the city and they have their wineyard in Nasik.
York, Sula and Grover Zampa were other wine makers and I have tried their wines earlier too.
Pullman is very aggressively pushing wines and have been hosting lot of wine dinners and recently introduced their own label in association with Grover Zampa. I tried their label and I must say they were quite good.
I had Sula that was Brut Tropical, Sula Riesling 2016(one of my favourite wine), Rasa Shiraz 2014 Late Harvest Chenin Blanc 2016(too sweet to my palate). While Sula Riesling is my all-time favourite wine (I tried them first at Indian Accent), I have also started liking there brut tropical.
York wines had York Sparkling Blanc de Blanc, York Chenin Blanc 2016 and York Arros. I enjoyed their sparkling.
Grover and Sula are perhaps the only wine companies whose wines I have tasted the most and almost all varities. I was little surprised when I didn’t see Fratelli and other Indian brands, though I know it’s tough to create a dinner like this where you have four wine companies.