Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Our World

Was invited for a wine tasting session hosted by Wine Connoisseur  Shamita Singha (Miss Earth 2001), a brand ambassador for


Four Seasons Wines, at the Neel Lounge in Tote, Mahalaxmi Race Course, Mumbai. The ambiance was perfect.
For me it was more of a wine appreciation course as all that I knew about wines was they are either red or white and paired with red or white meats.
Shamita in her introduction to the wines bust these myths and proceeded to explain how the new generation wines can be paired with any food irrespective of the meats. How one can enjoy wines following some basic principles of wine pairing even with spicy Indian vegetarian food!
The basic principle for pairing the wines with various food types was that one should be able to enjoy the wine and the foods individually without letting either overpower the other.
Shamita then went on to explain how wine appreciation involves all the senses. 


See,


swirl, 


smell and 


sip she said to 


enjoy the wine.


Four different types of wines from ‘Four Seasons Wines’ were then tabled and tasted with some fine hors 


d’oeuvres from Neel (pub,restaurant,lounge).
We were also told that there are no hard and fast rules for pairing and one can try out various permutations and combinations till one arrives at a perfect pairing. The perfect pairing for one person need not necessarily be perfect for another. It all depends on one’s palate.


So go for it! Indian wines have started maturing! From the demure whites to the Classic red Shiraz!


Cheers!  

All participants 


Four Seasons Wine, @FourSeasonsWine on Twitter
Shamita Singha, @ShamitaSingha on Twitter
Karishma from Ginger Snaps@karishmarawat on Twitter
Ashrita from Caramel Wings@caramelwings on Twitter
Jaswinder from Latin Sardar@LatinSardar on Twitter
Karina from Giggle Water@Giggle_Water on Twitter
Nikhil from Nonchalant Gourmand@nikhil_merchant on Twitter
Deshpande from Being Desi@Desh on Twitter

including me, @magic_eye on Twitter


were gifted a bottle of  'Four Seasons Blush' to enjoy at leisure! 

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49 comments:

  1. How fun! I love all you captures and the information you've included!! I do enjoy my wine! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Sylvia. Pleasure to share.

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  2. A very unusual unique post from your end inveterate incorrigible street photographer of Mumbai

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    1. Just to break the monotony. Hope you liked it :)

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    1. May I request you to allow me to use my pic on my blog?

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    2. By all means! Its all yours!

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    3. Thanks. Look it up over this weekend :)

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  4. Looks like a fun trip and Shiraz is super...A lovely article coupled with photos. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thank you Saru. Pleasure to share :)

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  5. Wow! This is a very different post and I must say the pictures are of a different genre too. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Rakesh. Pleasure to share.

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  6. Indian wines are indeed coming on their own, being a wine lover..I'd say..you have a long way to go baby..but then things are improving & rapidly.

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  7. Lovely blog, though we did not get to speak much, I heard about your blog from CaramelWings ! Super captures... hope we get to cross paths sometime !

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    1. Thank you Nikhil. Yes hope to meet at leisure again someplace!

      Cheers!

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  8. Lovely pictures!!!! :) What a beautiful evening that was :)

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    1. Thank you so much.
      Sure was a lovely evening meeting up with wonderful people!

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  9. un beau reportage photographique, avec de beaux portraits

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  10. Wonderful event, a charming life there!Your pictures are beautiful and you prepared an interesting article here, very well done!
    Léia

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  11. Wow, wish I could have been there. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  12. thank you for sharing this experience with us. you make us feel as if we were there, too.

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  13. Fun event. There was one in Bangalore too, missed that.

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  14. I like your collage of wine tasting.

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  15. Lovely pics Deepak!! It was great meeting you :)

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    1. Thank you Karishma. Was lovely meeting you too! Hope to meet up again!

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  16. I'll drink to that! How come you get to have all the fun? I love wine. And I'd believe anything Shamita said!

    A very fine post, ME!

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  17. My question is, why am I not in there? :D The black turbaned gentleman takes the wine..er.. the cake! The post left a rich fruity flavour in my mind.

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  18. Cheers !! The taste lingers....ummmmmmm
    Great pics!

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  19. My knowledge of wine is limited to enjoying a little red with meals, so I found this post really interesting. And, what gorgeous photographs! Thanks for the lesson.

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    1. Thank you so much. Pleasure to share!

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  20. a lil diff from your other posts ...Loved the pics and the write up . seems like you enjoyed !

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    1. Yes, just to break the monotony :)
      Yes I did enjoy!

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  21. dang, that seems yummy. See, smell and sip--mmmm! Eraly morning--this pic is not a good idea to see:)

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