Mumbai has officially joined the list of active wine clubs in India, with the first wine dinner at Stella Restaurant in Hotel Leela, not counting the trial run they had at home last month. An ideal restaurant for Italian cuisine, it was a perfect choice for a wine dinner for Vishal Kadakia who has formed this club.
The Bombay Wine Club, the first of its kind in the city, was initiated by Vishal Kadakia, a serious aficionado whose wine travels include Burgundy and La Rioja. The goal of the Bombay Wine Club is to bring together wine lovers from across the city to learn, enjoy and experience wines.
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For an interesting report of the evening by Namrata Arora (not related to me), read on.
Stella Wine Dinner
What are the perfect wines to team up with a devastatingly delicious Italian meal? Well, when you have super savant sommeliers as dinner-company, you know that the answer will fall perfectly into place.
This is exactly what happened on Friday night, when the Bombay Wine Club held their first wine dinner. The Bombay Wine Club, the first of its kind in the city, was initiated by Vishal Kadakia, a serious aficionado whose wine travels include France's Burgundy and Spain's La Rioja Region. The goal of the Bombay Wine Club is to bring together wine lovers from across the city to learn, enjoy and experience wines. All of us love wine and, more importantly perhaps, love the thought of an evening filled with talking, eating, and drinking wine. The phenomenon of a wine culture that is now slowly emerging in the metropolis fills many of us with hope that soon our social commitments will also include ornate wine dinners. Just the thought alone is so refreshing after years of club and pseudo-lounge hopping, where conversations are jagged and the wine is uncontroversial at best.