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Sogrape sets Foot in Mumbai Again

Posted: Tuesday, 16 August 2011 12:16

Wine Club Dinner: Sogrape sets Foot in Mumbai Again

August 16: Mr. Filipe Carvalho, from Sogrape was in Mumbai visiting their importer, Aspri spirits Pvt ltd and it was over a conversation with Mr. Sumedh Singh Mandla and Mr. Jackie Mathais that this wonderful opportunity fell in my lap to have a wine tasting with Sogrape and their 5 different wines, writes Bindu Malhotra, President of the Terroir One, Mumbai, writing about the wine dinner at the Spice Restaurant in J W Marriott.

Sogrape was established in 1942 by Fernando van Zellerguedes and is now led by the third generation of the family. They have over 1300 hectares of vineyards in the main Portuguese wine growing regions, Argentina, New Zealand and Chile.

Filipe joined Sogrape in 2000 in Portugal and today he is the Managing Director responsible for all Asia pacific markets for the group’s entire portfolio.

The evening was attended by 27 members of Terroir One, Mumbai Chapter of the Delhi Wine Club. Mr. Asif Navroze from the Portuguese Consulate’s office in Mumbai also joined us for the dinner.

Spice at the JWMarriott Hotel in Mumbai is a specialty Pan Asian restaurant and we could have not chosen a better venue because the food and service was exquisite. We started off by gathering over glasses of Mateus sparkling Rose .it was very highly appreciated by all for it's good balance, complemented by a soft and slightly fizzy finish. Members kept on asking for refills so we continued serving with appetizers as well. It was well drinkable with the spicy salmon sushi, avocado cream cheese roll, chic sew mui and chicken satay.

Following the hot and n sour soup we started off with the Gazela Vinho Verde, a light yellow citrine color with a slight fizz that enhanced it's bouquet flavors and freshness. This was served along with the Szechuan chicken, chic Thai curry, steamed fish with garlic mao Tofu, veg clay pot, fugiyan fired rice and noodles. This particular wine comes packed in a very attractive bottle and is easy on the palate, is simple and very attractive.

The Chateau Boldos Cabernet Sauvignon was also served but the Finca Flichman Mister Malbec from Argentina won over in taste.

The evening was fun with Filipe mingling with all guests and educating them swell as answering their queries. As they say in Portuguese, ‘Muito Obrigado....thanks to Filipe and Aspri for this evening with Terroir one!!!

Bindu Malhotra


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