All Things Nice hosted the 5th edition of ‘Celebrating India’s Finest’, an evening recognizing winners of the ‘Indian Wine Consumer Choice Awards’ held in January. Celebrating India’s Finest was presented by Liebherr and HT 48 Hours in association with lifestyle partner Living Foodz on at Sofitel Mumbai BKC Friday, February 17th 2017
Wineries showcased their winning wines along with their entire portfolio to an audience of absolute wine enthusiasts. Approximately 200 guests including members of All Things Nice, winery owners, ATMA supporters, consulate members, chefs, restaurateurs & hoteliers and professionals from the wine fraternity were seen enjoying the wines on display. Guests enjoyed a free flow of every type and style of wine produced in India. From full bodied reds to fruity whites and dessert wines, there was something for every palate.
Sommelier & CEO Nikhil Agarwal, All Things Nice said “The 5th edition of Celebrating India’s Finest was the biggest that we have put together so far. We had wonderful partners and I’m happy that our guests enjoyed the width of quality wines produced in India.”
Delectable appetizers carefully curated by Living Foodz Chef Rakhee Vaswani in association with Sofitel Mumbai BKC made the night a truly indulgent experience. Guests sipped and savoured your favourite wines in beautiful glassware by Spiegelau. The night was filled with fantastic wine, great food and fabulous company.
Biswajit Chakraborty, General Manager, Sofitel Mumbai BKC said, “Sofitel Mumbai BKC is pleased to have hosted ‘Celebrating India’s Finest’, an occasion that honoured and rewarded, the best of the wineries from ‘The Indian Wine Consumer’s Choice Awards’. We are proud to host a magnificent portfolio of wine winners and wine connoisseurs from across India. In fact, Sofitel Mumbai BKC houses the only wine tower in the city with an array of 800 wines.”
Wining Wineries That Participated
- Charosa Vineyards
- Good Drop Wine Cellars
- Myra Vineyards
- Nine Hills
- Reveilo Wines
- Sula Vineyards
- York Winery
- Grover Zampa Vineyards
- Oakwood Winery
- Soma Vineyards
Wines of India‘ WOI, a collective body set up by India‘s leading wineries is an initiative to support and promote Indianwine in India and internationally. Wines selected to be part of the Wines of India Programme have been selected on the basis of merit only and will represent only the best India has to offer. The list of participating wineries include Good Drop Winery, Charosa Vineyards, Four Seasons Wines, Fratelli Wines, Grover Zampa Vineyards, Myra Vineyards, Nine Hills Wines, Reveilo Wines, Soma Wines, Sula Vineyards, Vallonne Vineyards and York Winery.
WOI has selected All Things Nice to manage all marketing activities on behalf of the entity, they have also appointed Sommelier Nikhil Agarwal as the Director of the Programme.
Reveilo’s Chief Winemaker Andrea Valentinuzzi has some very positive feedback on the Indian Wine Consumer’s Choice Awards and Celebrating India’s Finest. We couldn’t be more proud!
“The Indian Wine Consumer’s Choice Awards (IWCCA) and Celebrating India’s Finest (CIF) are excellent platforms to showcase the best wines that India has to offer. The consumers get to taste the wines blind and vote for their favorite wines relying on their senses rather than any external influence which should be the ideal way since the preference of a wine is such a subjective topic.
It is beneficial for the brands to participate, as they get to interact with the consumers and get an instant feedback about the wines which is so important to ensure consumer satisfaction and converting new consumers to their brand.
It is also effective when different outlet owners or decision makers visit the event and see the consumer response towards various wines and in turn help them select appropriate wines for their outlets. The IWCCA and CIF indeed have been a boon to the Indian wine industry since it is the one of the few events that the consumers, the buyers of the wines choose what they like without any bias. We believe more people/organizations should encourage these activities for the benefit of the industry as a whole”
All Things Nice hosted a wine dinner at o:h cha wherein we paired a very special eight course dinner menu prepared by Chef Statit Chaimano with extraordinary wines from all over the world.