It’s so nice to see you here. Buckle up and get ready fun journey with us. What would you need on this trip? We’d say, just a generous helping of your favourite Big Banyan wine and your spirit of adventure. We’ll take you on a roller coaster ride through our winery in Goa (ah, those beaches!), our amazing wines, delicious doses of food, gorgeous cocktails and so much more.
For starters, let us begin with a story – the story of who we are, what we do and what we’ve got for you.
The saga of our wines begins from the vineyards of Nashik and Ramnagar. We carefully source luscious grapes fromthese select vineyards and send them over to our winery in Goa. There, our chief Vintner, Lucio Matricardi, magic. He brings in years of experience and all his expertise to draw out the brilliance from the grapes. The delicate flavours, thus created, take you to bright, happy places, unbottling tucked away emotions.
The wines we thus craft include a whole portfolio of reds and whites, a scrumptious dessert wine, a blushing rosé, and a truly exquisite Limited Shiraz. The reds include a Merlot, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. And the whites include a Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc. Each wine tells a different tale and is redolent with character. Sip any, sip all, take your time to pick your favourite.
If you’d like a more detailed note on each of our wines, you can head over to: http://bigbanyanwines.com/our-wines/
Or just wait for the next edition of our blog, and we’ll give you another snippet. Stay hooked!
Summer is a state of mind. The overcast skies of Bangalore sometimes make us long for warm sunshine. To cheer our spirits, we captured that elusive sunshine in a glass – with our citrusy, zesty white wine cocktail. It’s quick and (ridiculously) easy to make (like all our other drinks). You will find all the … Continue reading A citrusy affair
The name says it all. ‘Dessert’ wine. This is a sweet wine that’s typically served as dessert. Or with a dessert.These wines are typically made from grapes like Muscat, Riesling, Pinot Gris, etc., and are left of the vines till the grapes extend beyond the standard stage of ripeness.
When you read a wine label, you encounter poetic descriptions about the aroma of wine. It may be made of grapes, but the smell includes a whole host of other elements. They conjure images of fruits, flowers, herbs, spices, wood and even the most intangible, esoteric ideas.
Put it down to our childhood, or just the scorching heat, summers leave us longing for a nice, long holiday. This week, we had the perfect opportunity to take that break. We came over to Goa for the Grape Escapade. For those of you who haven’t heard of it before, the Grape Escapade is a … Continue reading Let’s go on a Grape Escapade!
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It is just the beginning of summer but the temperatures are already spiking. Cool, inviting pools are a regular feature of our daydreams. Wide brimmed hats, sunscreen and sunglasses are part of our daily garb. But most importantly, we long for ice filled drinks with all kinds of fruity little bits, laced with alcohol. Hydration … Continue reading 3 wine cocktails for Indian summers
Today, we go back to the basics, and master the art of cooking with wine. We introduce you to terms you may have read in cookbooks, and even perhaps, tried practicing at home. This blog will elevate your home cooking experience, and turn your dishes into culinary masterpieces. To aid us in our efforts, we … Continue reading Cooking with wine: Your guide to cooking with red and white wine
It’s the season of merry making. The last week of December is one endless stream of parties. Wine is almost the natural choice of drink during this season. Serving it up in interesting ways can pose quite a challenge. To keep it pocket friendly, specially when you’d like to pair it with cheese, can seem … Continue reading How to make the Ultimate Wine and Cheese Board on a budget
This seems like an obvious thing, right? The pairing choice is so natural that you’d not think twice about it. Be it at home, or your favourite Italian restaurant, your choice of drink with pasta is inevitably wine. But do you know what wine works well with the pastas on the menu? If the restaurant … Continue reading Pairing your pasta and wine
There’s a nip in the air, and the first signs of winter are everywhere. We love the darker, full-bodied reds for this season, as they are so hearty. Today, we’re going to introduce you to Shiraz, a red wine with a distinct, robust personality. Regions with warmer temperatures, like Australia and India, are perfect for … Continue reading Know your wine: Shiraz