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Anteprima Toscana 2019: Vertical Tasting of Col d’Orcia Brunello at Dinner
It started as a small annual pre-Benvenuto Brunello dinner for a select few around a table but Count Francesco Marone Cinzano, owner of Col d’Orcia in Montalcino, has expanded it into a 50-guest dinner at his winery-cum-residence with a vertical tasting this year on Valentine’s Day of different labels of 2009,1999,1989,1979 and 1969 vintages, writes Subhash Arora who found 1979 the best with food and still vibrant after 40 years in the bottle
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Tedeschi Tasting at Wine Dinner in Shangri-la very impressive
Sabrina Tedeschi, one of the three siblings running the premier winery Tedeschi in Valpolicella, was in India for a short visit last week to visit important potential customers and have a few wine tastings and dinners and tastings one of which at Sorrento Restaurant at Shangri-la was attended by Subhash Arora who likes the match between Tedeschi and Prestige Wines and is confident that the evolved wine connoisseurs in India would appreciate the finesse in these wines that are trifle more expensive than the average liquid already available
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DWC Dinner: A beautiful Veg Affair with Northern Greek Wines at Kiara Soul Kitchen
The 287th Wine Dinner at the Kiara Soul Kitchen, the new all-vegetarian restaurant in Greater Kailash 2 Delhi, known for special flavours and presentation with a strong Asian accent matched with Greek wines from Vaeni Naoussa, a co-operative in the Macedonian city of Naousa, was a historical dinner, writes Aruna Chawla, a young lawyer non-vegetarian member of the Delhi Wine Club, who enjoyed the unique gourmet experience
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Return of M. Chapoutier in India through VBev
The recently formed premium wine, spirits and beer import company VBev with Sumedh Singh Mandla as the CEO with ambitious plans up its sleeves, launched wines from Maison M. Chapoutier of Rhone last month in the presence of Edouard Payot, their Singapore based export manager, at Honk Restaurant in Pullman Aerocity where Chapoutier wines were paired with Indonesian dishes, reports Subhash Arora who feels the wines offer good value for discerning connoisseurs who love wines from Rhone
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OKO Restaurant at The Lalit Delhi a Pride of Delhi
OKO Restaurant which had a soft opening on October 20, after delays of 6 months, is a 100-seater high-end fine dining Pan Asian Restaurant, specializing in Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese and Korean cuisine, with excellent Menu and food matched with wine, sake and impeccable service and appropriate prices, writes Subhash Arora who believes it is the only 5-star restaurant in Delhi occupying the complete floor, offering stupendous 270 degree view of the city through big glass windows as its USP
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Delhi Wine Club: Pullman Aerocity pulls out excellent French Dinner
Delhi Wine Club Dinner at Pling bar and Pluck Restaurant of Pullman on September 26 turned out to be an Oui- Oui affair for the members, thanks to the personal interest taken by the DWC member and General Manager+ of the hotel, Tristan de Lomenie and superb Menu and food preparation by Chef Shyam who collaborated with Exec Chef Ajay Anand, writes Subhash Arora who believes, the restaurant is well geared to carry on with the French gastronomy
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DWC Dinner #284: Bottled Poetry at Bella Cucina at Le Méridien Gurgaon
Bella Cucina, the revamped version of the earlier Riviera Restaurant at the Hotel Le Méridien Gurgaon, organised a wine promotion program ‘Bottled Poetry’ from September 20-30 when several wines were priced close to the Retail Price (MRP) and sold by the glass as well when the Delhi Wine Club decided to organize a small wine dinner to help promote the program for future, writes Subhash Arora who was amazed at the food quality standards even bettered than the earlier version
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DWC Dinner: Celebrating 70 Years of Indo-Italian Diplomacy with Panache at Qla
The 283rd event of the Delhi Wine Club in its 16th year, had an element of diplomacy and warm friendship besides the usual bonhomie , fun element and excellent food - paired Italian wines from Lake Forest and outstanding, innovative food by Chef Priyam Chatterjee, with the Ambassador of Italy H.E. Lorenzo Angeloni and other senior diplomats attending the fine-dining event- Celebrating 70 years of India-Italian Diplomacy, reports Subhash Arora, founder President of the Club
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DWC Dinner: Le Grand Noir Quartet Sing at Chez Jerome
The French quartet of Le Grand Noir Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, GSM and Cabernet Sauvignon wines sang at the 283rd dinner of the Delhi Wine Club at Chez Jerome Restaurant in New Delhi with members shouting encores, writes Subhash Arora who later conducted a quick show of hands to find out the most liked wine and was not surprised with the almost equal response to the four varietals but GSM scoring clearly over the other three varietals
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The Wine Company goes a Todd Australian
The Wine Company in Cyber Hub Gurgaon has gone a tad Australian with induction of Master Chef Australia contestant and former model, Sarah Todd elevating the food standards to an all-time-high with the new Menu released on August 1, writes Subhash Arora who was charmed by her culinary skills as much as her demeanour, and the vision of the owner, Ashish Kapur taking the restaurant a few notches up, complemented with wines though prices are not as inviting as before
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Delhi Wine Club enjoys Korean Cuisine at Kofuku
The 280th event of the Delhi Wine Club turned out to be as experimental as experiential with a small number enjoyed not only the excellent Korean Cuisine in the otherwise- known to be an outstanding restaurant for Japanese Cuisine, but also because the wines matched well with food and there was a surprise private tasting of a few Portuguese wines from Casa Santos Lima, near Lisbon including a couple of Vinho Verde, the well known whites from the Northern region in Portugal, writes Subhash Arora who had just returned the same day, after attending MUST 2018 wine conference
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Déjà Vu at Antinori Wine Dinner by Hyatt Regency
The Antinori Wine Dinner at La Piazza, the iconic Italian cuisine restaurant at the Hyatt Regency was an exciting evening for the 50 invitees who enjoyed four wines from the producer whose family has been in wine business since 1385, writes Subhash Arora who had Déjà Vu moments because of a similar dinner here of the Delhi Wine Club on 20 January, 2006 with nine wines, with the star Tignanello missing this evening which had another star- the Italian Ambassador H.E. Lorenzo Angeloni
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Bordeaux Wines Shine in the Grill Room at The Lalit
Delhi Wine Club Dinner at the Grill Room of the Lalit Hotel, Delhi with Bordeaux white and red wines and a Rose from Provence were a perfect match with the excellent food curated by the new Chef Pankaj Padh and the bonhomie around added to the charm of the evening making it a memorable wine dinner, writes Aruna Chawla, youngerst member of the Club, who felt comfortable in the surroundings thanks to the charged atmosphere which is so welcome at such dinners
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DWC Dinner #278: Robert Mondavi takes Center Stage at Lock and Key
Organising a Delhi Wine Club Dinner in Gurgaon is a Herculean task since most Delhi members are not tuned to travelling to Gurgaon, but with a view to remove the misunderstanding about traffic on Sundays, we chose Lock and Key Restaurant in the heart of Gurgaon, opposite Galleria, writes Subhash Arora who was pleasantly surprised by the numbers attending in droves, making it perhaps the best attended dinner in Gurgaon where Robert Mondavi wines were the protagonists but the excellent, innovative food was an equal incentive to attend
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DWC Wine Dinner at Kofuku with French Wines
The 277th wine dinner of the Delhi Wine Club at the Kofuku Restaurant at Ansal Plaza, Delhi was an evening of enjoying different vintages and producers of Chateauneuf du Pape and Cotes du Rhone that went well with sumptuous Japanese dishes, but it also highlighted the versatility of Prosecco with a range of aperitifs, writes Subhash Arora, President of the Club who feels the restaurant dishes out excellent Japanese fare, tweaked somewhat for Indian palates
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