Event Partners include Uber, Pascati Chocolate, Spiegelau, Jean-Claude Biguine India and Atma
Participating wineries were Charosa Vineyards, Myra Vineyards, Sula Vineyards, Good Drop Wine Cellars, Grover Zampa Vineyards, Soma Vine Village, Nine Hills, Oakwood Vineyards Reveilo Wines and York Winery.
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
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”
We recently hosted the 3rd edition of ‘Celebrating India’s Finest’, an evening recognizing winners of the ‘Indian Wine Consumer Choice Awards’, 2015 at Le Pain Quotidien, Colaba on June 13, 2015.
This celebratory evening was in honour of the winners of the 3rd edition of the Indian Wine Consumer’s Choice Awards held at the Sofitel BKC earlier this year. A pool of over 100 wine enthusiasts came together to evaluate premium Indian wines and create a list of their favourites through an unbiased blind tasting technique.
Winning wineries of IWCCA 2015 showcased their portfolio of wine to an audience full of wine enthusiasts at Celebrating India’s Finest this year. Over a 175 guests enjoyed a free flow of India’s best wines in the company of other wine enthusiasts.
A large spread of gourmet cheese and charcuterie by Fortune Gourmet and a selection of delectable appetizers by Le Pain Quotidien, Colaba made the evening even more indulgent. Guests were also seen buying and discussing Rocky Patel cigars brought into India by Cigar Connexion. The night was a combination of fantastic wine, great food and fabulous company.
Titan conducted an auction of an immaculate piece of their Nebula watch brand which raised Rs 81,000 via a silent auction. The entire proceeds from the auction went to Atma, our Charity Partner for the event.
All our guests were treated to complimentary service vouchers from Jean Claude Biguine, Gourmet Jam Jars and vouchers from All Things Nice.
Wining Wineries That Participated