It’s that time of the year when you take your guilt and chuck it in a dark, lonely bottomless pit (may it rot there!). Cheat days are the vogue of the season, especially when you are surrounded by ghee-laden sweets, deep fried delicacies and the crunchy nutty tidbits. And when you’re at it, you might as well bring out the wine. Pour yourself a glassful as per these super helpful tips, and take extra pleasure in your Diwali nibbles.
Salted pistachios and Big Banyan Shiraz
If you can just eat one salted pistachio, we salute your willpower. But for those addicted to these delish nuts, we suggest a Shiraz pairing. The fruits, velvety tannins of this wine complement the saltiness of the nuts. You’ll be tempted to go on and on and on.
Samosas and Big Banyan Merlot
A piping hot samosa can cure you of the bluest blues. And when you pair it with a glass of Big Banyan Merlot, it is the recipe for ultimate happiness. This medium bodied wine can cut through the heaviness of the samosa, and make every bite more enjoyable. (P.S. We suggest you lay off the sauces when pairing your samosa with a wine.)
Kaju katils with Big Banyan Bellissima
Your Diwali party ain’t complete without this Indian sweet. The mild sweetness of this dessert works very well with our dessert wine, Bellissima. They balance each other and give you just the right amount of sugar rush.
Motichoor laddoos with Big Banyan Bellissima
Greeting your friends and family with a laddoo is tradition. This year, try topping it with our dessert wine. The decadent sweetness of the laddoos and our dessert wine will complement each other perfectly.
(Tip: Don’t pair any milk-based dessert with wine.)
These are just a few of our favourites. Feel free to experiment and share your ideas with us. We’d love to try them out too.
This Valentine’s Day, gift a garden to your loved one. Take home a bottle of our wines, and get a gift card with embedded seeds free. Plant the card and watch it blossom.
If you’re someone who loves entertaining friends at home, these tips are just for you. Follow them and brush up on your mixing skills. Dish out the most delish cocktails ever.
It’s the season for hobnobbing and partying. The days and nights are filled with feasts, treats and little nibbles. While you cook up a storm, we thought we’d help you put together the perfect party starter. We got in touch with Deeba Rajpal, and she created this sinfully yum cheese dip with smoky baked mushrooms. … Continue reading Smoky Baked Mushroom Cheese Dip
This is perhaps one of our favourite festivals. We simply love the riot of colours, the festive spirit, the chance to meet and have fun with all your friends and family, and of course, all the yummy delicacies prepared today.
Christmas ain’t complete without a lusciously indulgent, fruity, boozy cake. And this one fits the bill perfectly, yet redefines it in a very modern way. The Spiced Orange Cake with Mascarpone and Poached Oranges is as decadent as it gets. And it’s also the last in our series by Shivesh. Over to him. This is … Continue reading Spiced Orange Cake with Mascarpone and Poached Oranges
Just like fashion, fads in food come and go. A few years ago, there was a rumour that cabbage soup was trending (that would have been like the 90s for fashion). Depending on where you live, the list varies. Each region has got its own quirky ideas and favourites. And after analysing quite a few of these lists, we’ve put together our own list – one that we would love to follow!
The season of good food, wine and parties is here. And we’ve got some great recipes for you to try this Christmas. We got one of favourite bloggers, Shivesh, to create some delicious desserts for us. This here is his fabulously yum Black Forest Pavlova with cherries infused in Big Banyan Merlot. Over to him. … Continue reading Christmas special: Black Forest Pavlova with wine infused cherries
Christmas excuse enough to have more wine. All those parties at home with family call for more bottles to be uncorked every night. But December 2015 was extra special for us. The state of Kerala, known the world over for its pristine beauty, saw a sudden surge in the sale of wines. Traditionally, Kerala was … Continue reading Wine wins in Kerala!
How well do you know your wines? Do you consider yourself a wine snob of sorts? Get ready then! We are going to put your love for wines to test. #RiddleMeWine will test your knowledge about both Big Banyan wines and wine making in general. Big Banyan wines are made from the plumpest, just-ripe grapes. … Continue reading #RiddleMeWine
Wine and food pairing is a subject discussed with great reverence in the world of gourmet dining. Modern gastronomy has written tomes and waxed eloquent on the subtle art of pairing. Any restaurant worth its salt has a sommelier to assist diners in picking the right wine with their food.