As the New Year celebrations in the city hot up. The city's social circuit is buzzing with wine and cheese parties. Before you gear up to take the first sip, here's getting to know the wine etiquette with MP Sharma, an experienced vintner: Begin with a rose wine To start a beginner can clinch a glass of Rose, a pink wine with less residual sugar and alcohol content which will not be harsh on the palate and deliver a pleasant experience. The Indian palate is used to having 'sweet n tart' fruits and this wine will cheer up a beginner to keep trying different wines.. Get the taste right
The right way leads to the right taste. If you want your wine to taste good here are some rituals to follow
Look down into the glass and take a deep breathe so that the taste of the wine is transmitted through the nasal passage as well as the tongue and the whole sensation is intensified. Create the right pairs A good wine if paired with the right Indian food can be an excellent tonic. Although drinking wine is not a typical activity at the dinner table in an Indian home. The wine market in India has grown over the last 10 years. Today Gen Y is gradually shifting from alcohol to wine. Celebrating with wines has become a social phenomenon, but sometimes choosing the right one becomes a problem.
Here are tips to choose the perfect match
White Wine: Savignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Flora Valentino White go best with; assortment of cheese, variety of sea food, gently spicy Indian cuisine like chicken, creamy pasta and paneer preparations. Red Wines like; Zinfandel, Cabernet Savignon, Shiraz, Valentino Red would be a perfect match with deep fried mushrooms, juicy steak, elegant roasted lamb, pork, venison, sauces containing mustard or horseradish, Asian foods with exotic flavours. "With white meat white wine is preferred," says Gautam Sharma, a wine connoisseur. So now that you know the right tips don't let this festive season go dry and have a blast!