The day of love is just around the corner and we understand the expectations and anxiety it brings. Feeling the butterflies already?
Everyone seems to be busy planning date nights or picking the right dress. Let’s not forget that it’s just not about the day but about the week too! Yes, celebrating the run up to Valentine’s Day is the right way to do it. Trust us, your SO (Significant Other) will be impressed.
So how do you get started? Follow our plan or make one yourself.
Rose Day, 7th February
All you need to get started is a rose. Surprise her by showing up with a Rose in the morning or get a bouquet delivered to her. Even better, plant one yourself and gift it to her.
P.S.- Don’t forget to add a note.
Pop The Question Day, 8th February
Dear Men, what seems so difficult is actually pretty easy. Just say these magical words out loud, “will you be my Valentine?”. And when she says yes, don’t forget to celebrate the moment with her favourite wine.
Dear Women, please don’t wait for him to pop the question. Go ahead and ask him out. Show him that you are ready and willing to be his Valentine.
Chocolate Day, 9th February
Who said it’s only about a box of chocolates? Make it classy by unbottling some dessert wine or pairing her favourite dessert with wine after your dream date.
Leave the rest to the endorphins!
Teddy Day, 10th February
Soft toys make everyone smile. Depending on what she likes, gift her a cute little teddy or a big furry one. This teddy is only to remind her of you in the times that you might be away.
Promise Day, 11th February
While gifts make everyone happy what really stays with one is the words and moments you share. Write your SO a poem or a letter and let them know your feelings. It could be a note or a message too. And if you tell it in person, then that calls for a selfie. A picture and promise to preserve.
Hug Day, 12th February
Surprise your SO with multiple hugs on this day. Hug him when you meet him for dinner and hug her when you drop her back home.
Just like a bottle of wine and a glass next to it, hug it out you two.
Kiss Day, 13th February
Need we say more? Look for the right moment and place and make it an everlasting moment.
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.