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J’NOON creates JOSH at Indian Wine Day Pop Dinner (#297) at OKO
Members of the Delhi Wine Club were full of praise and excitement for Fratelli Vineyards’ J’NOON red, India’s most expensive wine, at the second Pop-up dinner at OKO Restaurant at the Lalit New Delhi, as a run up to the Indian Wine Day on November 16. This also demonstrated that Indian wines could also be a good match with Pan Asian food, writes Subhash Arora, President of Indian Wine Academy which organizes the Day on November 16 at the Lalit
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Italics Wine Club: Three Barberas and a Masterclass
At the Italics Wine Club dinner organised for the Angels of Italian Wines at Cafe Diva, Embassy of Italy, with 5 wines including Prosecco Val d’Oca and a Chardonnay from Io Mazzucato in Veneto, it was an opportunity to showcase Barbera wines from its native Piemonte, writes Cavaliere Subhash Arora who had selected 3 Barberas for the short Masterclass to highlight the third highest grown grape of Italy, itching to get the same respect as its cousins Barbaresco and Barolo through DOCG Nizza. Established in 2014
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DWC Dinner: Sula Wines Slap on Face of Indian Wine Snobs
The Delhi Wine Club pop-up dinner (#296) with Sula wines to officially mark the announcement of the 3rd edition of Indian Wine Day at the Lalit on November 16, was truly a slap on the face of Indian wine snobs who don’t believe Indian wines have a place on their table, writes Subhash Arora who opines that the quality of Indian wines has improved tremendously with modern techniques and the realisation by the producers that quality is a must if they want to survive in the market
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DWC Dinner: Spice Market Rendezvous for Swad Indian Cuisine with Wine
The 295th Dinner of the Delhi Wine Club was a private event organised at the scaled down version of the restaurant earlier known as Gulati Spice Market but now truncated to Spice Market, with the reduced space and good example of why the fans would love it even more as new finger-licking delicious dishes have been added, writes Subhash Arora who felt that the sparkling wines from Luxembourg and Italy matched very well with the dishes on the Menu
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DWC Dinner (#294): Olive with delicious Cheese, Wine, Food & Bonhomie
Olive Bar and Kitchen is celebrating 15th Anniversary at their Qutab property and Delhi Wine Club joined the celebration with the 294th wine dinner with a special progressive Mediterranean Menu crafted by Chef Dhruv Oberoi based on the new recipes and classic favourites encompassing 15 years of culinary experience, writes Delhi Wine Club founder President Subhash Arora who had selected wines from Australasia, imported by Phoenix Wines to match the food
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Restaurant: Honey I shrunk Gulati Spice Market
Gulati Spice Market behind the Select City Mall Delhi, a highly successful restaurant known for its excellent Indian cuisine and the first one in town to try making it a wine destination for Indian food lovers, shut down 4 months ago and has just re-opened as Spice Market, shrunk in size but with 70% new, innovating dishes and a bar offering not seen in restaurants of this size, writes Subhash Arora who feels that wine has taken a back seat with liquor taking the honours for the time being
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Piacevole Italian Wines at Italics Wine Club (IWC) Tasting
Members of Italics Wine Club and Delhi Wine Club had a taste of 5 wines from Italy earlier this week at a private event organised by Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry at an upmarket Restaurant Masala House in Delhi where the wines were selected and food-paired by Cavaliere Subhash Arora who also conducted a mini Master Class presenting the wines and regions (Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Basilicata and Piedmont), with a consensus that wines were excellent and pleasurable as was the cuisine making it an excellent Indo Italian juggalbandi
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Wine India Moves: Biswajit Chakraborty takes over as new Area GM of Pullman- Novotel New Delhi Aerocity
Biswajit Chakraborty, has taken over as the new General Manager Delegate (Area General Manager) of Pullman-Novotel Hotels in New Delhi Aerocity and with the intricate understanding of the luxe segment he plans to make a remarkable transformation for the dual properties, creating finer experiences for the luxury and upscale travel and business market in the country, writes Subhash Arora who met him at Hotel Pullman a couple of days ago
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Ward a Wine Dinner by Delhi Wine Club at OKO@TheLalitDelhi, Sirjee!
The 292nd Wine Dinner of the Delhi Wine Club on June 18 at the OKO Restaurant of The Lalit smelt delightful success with the two wines from Ward Valley Marlborough truly shining, well matched with food and the unique ambience seen at few other restaurants in Delhi, writes Subhash Arora, President of Delhi Wine Club, who was happy with the full house in the PDR despite a majority of members being out of town or the country
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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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