This is what you look forward to all week – the wonderful, lazy, do-nothing-at-all weekend. And the cherry on the cake, is anice, long, boozy brunch. It goes perfectly well with your Sunday state of mind, with conversation spilling over to well past noon. This weekend, to make your brunch more exciting we’ve got a few ideas. Here are our five must-do Sunday Brunch Ideas with Big Banyan.
The weather’s just getting perfect for this. Head over to your nearest park with your favourite friends. Find a cozy nook under a sprawling tree, spread a blanket and whip out the goodies. Pack your picnic basket with lots of yummies like scones, cream, fruity jams, muffins, finger sandwiches and make a party of it. Take along the Big Banyan Chenin Blanc. Its well-balanced flavours and light fruitiness strike a harmony with your natural surroundings and the light nibbles. Take a snooze in between, if you please.
You live in a city. So where would you trek? Well, every city has its little secrets. Uncover those trails this weekend. To power up, pack a filling breakfast (make sure it’s easy to carry along too). Take a meaty sandwich with a salad on the side. You could finish it off with a bottle of Big Banyan Merlot. We’ve got a handy 375ml bottle for just this reason.
There’s no better time for a reunion than jolly weekend morning. Call your loved ones over, and cook up a storm. Set a table in your backyard, or spurce up your dining table. You could go ‘desi’ with parathas, eggs and pooris. And celebrate this happy reunion with our very special Big Banyan Shiraz. We’ve put all our love into making it, so you can go ahead and unbottle all those emotions with your loved ones.
If you need to de-stress after a tiring week, vent away with your girlfriends. You can do a dainty affair with tea, scones, clotted cream and cucumber sandwiches. Have a platter of cheese to go. And then, top it all off with a Big Banyan Rosa Rossa.
Stay right in bed. Don’t move an inch. And get your fill watching reruns on TV, reading your favourite book, or catching up with your partner. A simple fare of eggs, bacon and bread, or a side of muffins will do for this. You could have a glass of Big Banyan Sauvignon Blanc each. Or perhaps, the whole bottle, ‘coz you could go right back to sleep.
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