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When wine lovers went Gaja at Agni
Shefali R. Sethi, PTI
January 08, 2004
First Published: 11:59 IST(7/1/2004)
Last Updated: 17:33 IST(8/1/2004)

It was hard to pick the best one among the four Gaja (pronounced Guy-ah) wines served at The Park’s rocking nightclub, Agni, on Sunday evening, where Subhash Arora, president of the Delhi Wine Club played the perfect host.
And beyond the wine, the huge delectable spread of food at the sit-down dinner too had people asking for more. Each course went perfectly with the kind of wine served.

“Angelo Gaja, the man behind Gaja wines, is popularly known as the Michelangelo of wines and he is one of the few who stressed upon the fact that the quality of grapes is more important than the quantity,” explained Arora who is optimistic about establishing the Indian Wine Club now.

Rossj-Bass Langhe 2002 was the first wine to be served, along with the Caesar Salad, Chicken Malai Kebab and Haleem Tarlet. However it was the Promis Toscana Ca’marcanda 2001 that was appreciated the most.

Spotted at the do: Punj Lloyd’s Uday Punj with wife Mangalam and artist Iloosh Alhuwalia. Alhuwalia, a wine lover, said: “It’s great to see the wine culture finally taking off in this country in a big way.” Also spotted: lawyer Ajay Bahl with wife Radhika, who was looking forward to tasting the Magari, which has the perfect marriage of Tuscany and French grapes and was served with a sumptuous dish called the Banjara Safri Gosht.

In all, the Capital’s swish set got a good taste of the best wines that were well coordinated with the Indian palette.


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