The friend who’s sarcastic
They’re witty. They think on their feet. They say all those things you wish you had said (and at the right time too!). Not many get their dry sense of humour, but you do, and silently chuckle. Friends like these remind us of Chandler from ‘Friends’, and our white wine – Sauvignon Blanc. The complex, dry flavours are for those who ‘get it’. And when they do…they just love it!
The friend who is unshakeable
These friends are ‘cool as a cucumber’ (forgive the dated expression). Nothing ever fazes them, and their only advice to the direst of problems is, ‘Relax dude! It’ll be fine’. While you may want to strangle them, they always have a calming effect on you. Much like the Big Banyan Chenin Blanc. There’s something so laidback and soothing about this wine…it instantly puts up in a good mood.
The friend who’s constantly taking selfies
Your lips really hurt with all that pouting, but you can’t help but love this friend. She’ll make you strike all kinds of weird poses, making you do things you’d never do normally. Her wild, mad (self-obsessed) spirit, reminds us of Big Banyan Rosa Rossa. This wine, made from the Zinfandel grape, has a personality that can whisk you away in a whirl of flavours.
The friend who never puts on weight
Life’s unfair, but some people are blessed (while you put on weight just by taking a deep breath)! They can afford to indulge their sweet tooth, and that’s why we think Big Banyan Bellissima would be a good fit. This dessert wine is made from late harvest Muscat grapes sun-soaked to naturally concentrate sugars and aroma. Take that, you skinny thing!
The friend who is a diva
Everyone’s got a Paris Hilton in his/her group! And this friend reminds us of Big Banyan Chardonnay. This delicate white wine is uber chic. It turns on the oomph quotient all the way to ‘high’. Just like your friend.
The friend who spends every spare minute in the gym
Their favourite pastime is pumping iron, or thudding away on the treadmill. They watch every teeny morsel they eat, and make sure they work it off. We are envious of their control and willpower. And that’s why they remind us of Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine too has a strong personality and you can feel its power in every sip. (Psst…it’s also the perfect glass of red for those who are health conscious.)
The friend who is always up for a party
Come rain or shine, some friends always want to party! Their enthusiasm is so infectious! Their spirit is like the Big Banyan Merlot. It is smooth, fun, and easy on the palate. With a glass of this red wine in hand, you can’t help but go with the flow.
The friend who’s always there
Your person. Your bestie. Your soul mate. What would life be without such friends? They know your deepest darkest secrets, your most embarrassing moments, your crushes, your horrid nickname, your highs and lows, and just about everything. They are 100% dependable, like the Big Banyan Shiraz. This is a solid, robust red that never lets you down.
We’re sure you have a friend or two like these wines. We’d love to hear your comparisons. Tell us!
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!
Summer’s here, and it’s official. The languid afternoons call for drinks that are cool, fruity and refreshing. Our absolute favourites for this season are Sangrias. These wine-based cocktails originated in Spain. But today, they are loved the world over. Traditionally,a Sangria was a punch made with red wine, chopped fruit, fruit juice, and other alcohol … Continue reading Strawberry Orange White Wine Sangria
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