|Here at Sommelier India, we wish all our readers, friends and supporters a Happy Diwali. Diwali is called the festival of lights, marks the victory of good over evil and is considered India’s new year.
If you’re looking to do something different for Diwali this year, instead of sending friends sweets and fruits try sending them a bottle of wine. Maybe some champagne or a special red.
To really impress your friends (or bosses!), send them a first growth Château Lafite-Rothschild, Chateau Latour, Chateau Margaux, Chateau Haut-Brion or a Château Mouton-Rothschild. Nor will you go wrong if you send them a Krug Grand Cuvee, a Dom Perignon or a Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial. The only downside is that these gifts may just hurt your bank account.
Diwali is a major Hindu festival. Known as the “Festival of Lights,” it symbolises the victory of good over evil, and lamps are lit as a sign of celebration and hope for mankind. The festival of Diwali is rooted in the mythological epic Ramayana, and is a celebration of the return of Lord Ram after killing Ravan the demon during his exile for 14 years.