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TIGNANELLO: Drink Tuscan VFM Wine at Hyatt Delhi for Value
For budding connoisseurs of Italian wines, Tignanello is an excellent choice of value-for-money, high quality wine from Antinori and if you are in a mood to splurge in a controlled manner, the best value is available at the Hyatt Regency, Delhi where it is priced at Rs. 14,900++ whereas it retails for an MRP of Rs. 14,500 a bottle if you manage to find it at a Retail Store in Delhi, writes Subhash Arora
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Spectracular Wine Cellar Unveiled at Leela Gurgaon
Spectra Wine Cellar, the new jewel in the crown of Leela Ambience Hotel in Gurgaon, unveiled to a select audience on March 6 with a lot of surprises and prizes, is not only an aesthetically and scientifically designed cellar but with the palatable new prices- reduced up to 60% from their existing levels, making the General Manager Michel Koopman- led hotel a not-to-miss wine destination, writes Subhash Arora who believes the wine sales will certainly improve significantly as the Cellar offers free Tastings in the list which offers multiple choices to order at any of the restaurants
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Special Deal at ITC Maurya
Although ITC Maurya is not known for its reasonable wine prices, it has introduced a special price for a few select wines to tempt the novices to order a glass of wine or two with or without the meals, but logically with meal since they are offered in Ottimo and Tian Restaurant- and at the Poolside Ira Bar, writes Subhash Arora who was particularly impressed with the set of three food- paired wines at Rs. 1500 at Tian Asian Restaurant and feels the hotel should extend similar offer in other restaurants
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Trunching and Brunching at Hotel Oberoi Gurgaon
Champagne- loving foodies in Delhi-NCR would not find a better offer than the unlimited 10-champagne Sunday Brunch at the Threesixtyone° Restaurant in The Oberoi Gurgaon but for still- wine lovers and novices who wish to become reasonable wine experts in 4 hours, Trunch on Saturday at Rs. 3750++ with unlimited labels and wine is an unbeatable opportunity, writes Subhash Arora who feels that Oberoi Gurgaon is very progressive in its wine inclusive F & B schemes
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Binging with Champagne at Pullman Brunch
The relatively new Hotel Pullman in the Aerocity near the Delhi International Airport started with its Sunday Brunches barely 6 weeks ago but have already become very popular because of the excellent food quality, variety and presentation and with unlimited Champagne Devaux D and other alcoholic cocktails, thus making it an excellent proposition, writes Natasha Vohra who feels the success is due to the General Manager Tristan Beau de Lomenie who leads the whole team from the front
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Oberoi Gurgaon Sparkles with Promo
After initiating Sunday Brunches with 10 unlimited champagnes, complimentary tastings in the wine cellar with Sommelier Rakesh Awaghade and an offer of a glass of wine cheaper than coffee at its Patisserie, The Oberoi Gurgaon has announced another special promotion for bubbly lovers with five sparkling wines with different profiles and personality at an incredible price of Rs. 475 AI for a month starting from April 1, writes Subhash Arora who feels it is an excellent opportunity for aficionados.
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Top Ten Recommendations for Christmas Holidays
With Christmas fervour gripping us by the day and with so many weddings and parties every day, wine gifting and drinking becomes more active many wine drinkers have requested us to suggest value-for-money foreign wines within their budgets, so we have prepared our pick of Top Ten in each category of white and red wines including sparkling wines.
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Hotel Oberoi Gurgaon Deli
The Patisserie and Delicatessen at the Ground level at Hotel Oberoi Gurgaon has a whole range of freshly baked breads, cakes, pastries, cheese and charcuterie but the best part of this extension is that there are about 25 variants of wine available, by the glass or the bottle that you may drink there or take away, at an unbelievable price of Rs.345 a glass (AI), making it cheaper than coffee- anywhere in India
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Indian Wines get Respect at Indigo Delhi
Newly opened Indigo Restaurant, also known as One Golden Mile brings the culinary acumen of Rahul Akerkar to Delhi with a wine list that is almost as exotic as in the Mumbai original but perhaps due to the non-availability of Duty-free license, the prices are exorbitant. The Indian wines get an advantage and more respect and real estate in the list, writes Subhash Arora who feels that if one searches the Menu with a fine comb, one can still order a couple of decent wines with meals
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Bigger Bang for the Buck: Superb Wine List at Taj Land’s End Mumbai
Although most 5-star restaurants have kept the wine prices very high, a few wines are at least affordable and quaffable. In order to help our Indian wine lovers we recommend a few such wines of drinkable quality. In this edition we focus on the superb wine List at Taj Land’s End at Bandra, Mumbai where prices are most reasonable, writes Subhash Arora who visited the Maritime Restaurant
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Wines at Gulati’s Spice Market
Although most 5-star hotel restaurants have kept the wine prices very high, a few stand alone restaurants have kept them quite affordable because they are driven by passion for wine. One such example is Gulati’s Spice Market Restaurant behind the Select City Mall in Saket, which has a modest Price List but most of wines are priced under Rs.2000 with the Indian wines available as low as Rs. 950 a bottle, writes Subhash Arora
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Wines at Vivanta by Taj Surajkund
Although most 5-star restaurants have kept the wine prices very high, a few wines are at least affordable and quaffable. In order to help our Indian wine lovers we recommend a few such wines of drinkable quality and also so that you don’t get lost in the sea of several unknown or expensive labels. In this edition we focus on Hotel Taj Vivanta Surajkund, Haryana, which has an exhaustive list and several sub-Rs. 2000 prices that are very attractive
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Wines at Hyatt Regency Delhi
Although most hotels and restaurants have kept the wine prices very high, some wines are decently priced or at least are affordable, quaffable wines. In order to help our Indian subscribers we recommend some of these wines which are of drinkable quality at prices you can afford and also won’t get lost in the sea of several unknown labels. In this edition we have focused on Hyatt Regency, Delhi which has a few enviable prices in their Classic Wines section.
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Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi
Although most hotels and restaurants have kept the wine prices very high, some wines are decently priced or at least are affordable, quaffable wines. In order to help our Indian subscribers we recommend some of these wines which are of drinkable quality at prices you can afford and also won’t get lost in the sea of several unknown labels. In this edition we have focused on Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza at NH-8
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Wines at Taj Palace
Although most hotels and restaurants have kept the wine prices very high, some of them try to devise schemes to encourage higher sales or help liquidate slow moving inventories. Hotel Taj Palace uses a multi-pronged strategy to keep its wine list and wines alive, with prices on several wines quite attractive, beyond the Wednesday Socials and Happy Hours at the Blue Bar, writes Subhash Arora
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Bigger Bang for the Buck: Wines at Diva Restaurant
With the prices at most hotels and restaurants being high and unaffordable for various reasons, most people tend not to order wine and thus limit their gastronomical pleasure. Therefore, delWine has decided to select a few wines out of the available hotel and restaurant Price lists that our Indian readers may find useful. We start the column with Diva Restaurant in Greater Kailash-II, Delhi
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