Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Four Seasons Wine - Structured Wine Trail

The The Kolkata Food Bloggers were invited by Four Seasons Wines to their Structured Wine Trail event at The Conclave Club, Kolkata. This event was aimed at increasinawareness regarding Indian Wine.  As they say wine is an acquired taste. It is a sensory experience which can make you either a wine lover or a wine hater. It is a journey in which all the sensory organs are evoked. It is termed wine tasting as opposed to wine drinking as you are not supposed to gulp it down. You see it, you swirl it, you take in the aroma, you sip it, you let it swish in your mouth and only then you swallow it.
I was fortunate enough to be a wine lover from the very first sip

PPK Mitter aka Peter Mitter, a senior Manager with Four Seasons Wines, UB Group conducted the very informative session using audio-video and PowerPoint presentations. He told us about the state of the art winery which is situated in Baramati, Maarastra which produces wines from grapes grown around Sahyadri valley. It is open for wine tourism. UB Group is also working on promoting India as a wine tourism destination.

The food presented by Team Conclave was perfectly paired with the Whites, Reds and the Rosé.  We were served some of the best red wine and white wine in India. 
The tasting started with Sauvignon Blanc, which was refreshing and aromatic with zesty notes of gooseberry and it paired very nicely with the Mushroom Vou La Vent and Crumbed Prawns that were served. 
The Viognier that was served next was a very balanced white with hints of peach. (Paired with Baby Corn Fritters and Chicken Nuggets.)  

Then came the Blush, which is their Rosé - it was refreshing and slightly sweet, with floral and fruity notes and a delicate hint of spice. (Paired with Veg Croquet and Chicken Lollipop)
This was followed by ruby red Shiraz, a full-bodied wine with spicy and smoky notes. (Paired with  
The Barrique Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, one of the premium offerings of the Four Seasons portfolio, is one of best Cabernet Sauvignon I have tasted till date. It is a fruity full-bodied wine and perfectly paired with the mutton sheek kebab.  They definitely saved the best for the last. 

It was definitely an afternoon well spent. It definitely changed my views of Red Wine and White Wine available in India. I can vouch that some of us got converted into wine enthusiasts post this wine tasting session. For more information, please visit: 


Kamalika C said...

Very nicely written in a precise and concise way...Loved reading it....

Amrita Vishal said...

It was an afternoon that we will remember for a long time. Loved your review..simple straightforward and enjoyable.

Cocoawind said...

Thank you :)

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