Blissing Out With a Bottle of Indian Wine



Weekend cooking is a meme hosted by Beth Fish Reads. It is open to anyone who has any kind of food-related post to share: Book (novel, nonfiction) reviews, cookbook reviews, movie reviews, recipes, random thoughts, gadgets, fabulous quotations, photographs.

If your post is even vaguely foodie, feel free to grab the button and link up anytime over the weekend. Please link to your specific post, not your blog’s home page. For more information, see the welcome post.

Gosh! The past month has been hectic and that is an understatement. I ended up juggling tons of work + home + blog commitments, and now looking back…I just can’t believe that so much got done.

Understandably then, I was absolutely bone-tired when I got back home past midnight on Thursday night ready for the long weekend to refresh and re-charge, only to find myself stuck in nightmarish traffic heading out-of-town.

Only in Bangalore, I say, only in Bangalore can you get stuck in traffic at midnight.

Don’t believe me…catch this Insta I took. I shut off the engine, dug in my bag, fished out my phone, took this snap, checked email, and messaged K the photo. That was the level of traffic on the road. Thank goodness for smart phones, they really help kill time.

Stuck in #traffic at midnight #surreal #unreal

A photo posted by Nishita Kumar (@nishitak) on

Anyway, this post is not about the horrors of traffic, but the relaxation that follows after a long, hard day. voignier

Just last Monday, Four Seasons Wines had sent over a lovely bottle of Viognier – a mildly dry white wine and I was really looking forward to trying it out this weekend.

I grabbed a bottle along with my latest favorite read and a packet of the crispest chips and settled down to a lovely, relaxing time.

I timed my reading of this book Night Film by Marisha Pessl perfectly. It’s a horror/occult/mystery novel that is just perfect for this time of the year. It totally put me in a Halloween mood, all right :).

Nothing so relaxing as a good book, a bottle of wine, and some munchies

Nothing so relaxing as a good book, a bottle of wine, and some munchies

But What About the Wine?

The wine itself is superb. My general preference is usually red wines over white. But this one is really lovely. It’s not as dry as most white wines, and it has a sweetish taste that I appreciate. I am definitely coming back for more.

This wine is mild enough that it can be accompanied by most Indian foods (as long as the food is not overly spicy). I have to say the mildness makes it very versatile, and perfectly suited for most palates.

This is a wine that most Indian wine lovers will enjoy.

Huge thanks to Four Seasons Wines for sending me this bottle of wine. It was a real stress buster last weekend.

How do you unwind after a really stressful time?

  • The vineyard looks like a great place to visit! I haven’t started Night Film yet, but plan to read it eventually.

  • Oh my! What a traffic mess!! I loved the comment about driving school and being taught to press on the horn. LOL. Anyway, the wine sounds like the perfect way to de-stress. I too usually prefer red, but sometimes a cool white is just the right thing.

    • Nish

      @Beth: Thanks for visiting and commenting. I am never fond of white, but this one really hit the sweet spot 🙂

  • I prefer red wine over white but still four season is the best stress buster and will be the best ever.

    • Support

      @Kunal: I couldn’t have said it better 🙂 thanks for visiting and commenting

  • that photo brings back memories of my last trip to Mumbai. Stuck in the back of a car on the way back from Pune, I called my husband at home in the UK just for something to relieve the tedium. He couldn’t believe the noise of so many cars hooting….

    • Nish

      @Booker Talk: Indian traffic is notoriously unruly and loud, unfortunately. In our driving classes, we are actually taught to press the horn for all sorts of unnecessary reasons 🙁

%d bloggers like this: