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“You don’t have to pronounce it right, You just have to taste it, if you love it, you’ll find out.”
That’s what French Ambassdor to India, Alexandre Ziegler said, when asked what is the right pronunciation of his favourite wine.
On 18 September, the Embassy of France held a wine-tasting event which had wine experts and sommeliers from all over France. From business delegates to wine aficionados, many came to sip on the best. The Quint, spoke to those present and asked them about all things wine.
What It Takes to be a Good Wine Taster
“Remember to spit. That is the most important thing. Because if you don’t, then it kind of becomes a problem, ten wines down.”Magandeep Singh, a sommelier.
KEY TAKEAWAY: The most important thing is to be humble on your senses and not go by the price tags on wine bottles. It is not all complex, you know! You just have to know what you like and what you don’t like and then dive into why you like something and why you don’t. Keep doing this passionately for 30 years and you will ace the game of being a wine taster!
Desi Food and French Wine?
Indian cuisine is diverse. It spells dishes that are spicy, tangy, sweet or/and hot! Perhaps that’s why Indians like to keep a glass of water close to their plate, to wash down the spicy food. But what do you do if you love your biryani as much as your wine? Well, the experts say that you can have both at once!
Here’s the list of Indian dishes that go really well with a red or a white:
- Biryani- Red Wine
- Kebab- Red Wine
- Dosa- White Wine
KEY TAKEAWAY: For more spicy food, opt for red wine, while for something that is light on your palate, choose a white. Or as one of the sommeliers put it, “drink according to your mood, there is no set rule for perfect food and wine pairing.”