I have been house-bound these days and have spent a lot of time boning up on an old pursuit: wine. Reading, talking, listening and sampling. The amount of material available on the Web is phenomenal; and the amount of wine available at my local Madhuloka is….er… pathetic. Thank God for kind friends who raid their duty-free shops en route to me. Here is this week’s column in Mint.
Pair Pinot Gris with malai kofta. Photo: Divya Babu/Mint/Location Eros Hotel—Managed by Hilton, New Delhi
Next weekend, the first India Grape Harvest Wine Festival will take place in Nashik, causing wine enthusiasts to sip, swirl and stomp as if there were no tomorrow. Tomorrow is the last day of the All Things Nice Wine Week in Mumbai. Twenty-eight participating restaurants are offering wine at a 30% discount with meals, mostly of the Mediterranean kind, which begs the question: Why not Indian food? And here we go.