“What grows together, goes together” is the time tested mantra to pair food with wines. So here’s the earthy sauvignon blanc from the leading Indian wine house – Sula, paired with home made chicken pasta which we had for lunch today. It made a perfect Food-Wine pairing.
Next was the black pepper cream chicken prepared in a light cashew based cream made at home and some sandwich bread pieces go to along with it. Keeping in mind the fresh, fruity flavors of the sauvignon blanc, the cream was kept light which was easily balanced by the medium plus acidity of the wine resulting in a good pairing.
Pairing principle tried in both the dishes was to pair the acidity of the wine with light cream in the food (had the cream been rich, it would have over powered the wine). But here the acidity and the cream balanced each other perfectly thereby preparing the palate to savor the flavors of the food. So it worked.
Over the last sixteen years, Sula has established itself as a pioneer and leader in the Indian wine industry, with milestones across its winemaking, tourism and business ventures. Since the sale of its first bottle of wine in 1999, Sula has made a mark in the Indian wine industry by capturing 65% of the wine market and establishing itself as a leading wine house in India.
Both the dishes went very well with the paired sauvignon blanc which goes on to prove that wines can indeed be paired nicely with Indian food – albeit prepared innovatively with judicious use of spices.
SulaFest, India’s first vineyard music festival is back with a two-day extravaganza of heady world music, wines and food in the heart of the wine capital of India; Nashik. Set against the most striking backdrop of the rolling hills and the tranquil of the Gangapur Lake, the 13th edition of this vineyard music festival will witness high voltage performances by acclaimed artists & bands.
In February each year, Sula also organizes a huge music festival which offers new experiences and attractions like wine games, grape stomping, master classes by winemakers etc. You can even camp in the vines under the starry sky or enjoy a luncheon with wines and make new friends. The festival checks all boxes on your wine-music bucket wish list.
Wine resort, wine tourism, tastings…there’s so much more to the sula experience, which would surely follow in my forthcoming posts.