Sula surpasses itself in coming up with novel and interesting programmes to engage wine consumers and familiarise them with their portfolio of wines. Recently we were invited for another such evening when Global Brand Ambassador, the ever charming Cecilia Oldne, and Deepak Bhatnagar, President Sales & Marketing were in Delhi, writes Kulbir Singh. Left: Cecilia Oldne & Reva K Singh
They were in town hosting a wine and food pairing session at Shiro, the popular multi cuisine restaurant at the Samrat hotel for an exclusive mix of trade, media and friends of Sula. The evening started with our all-time favourite, a well chilled Sula Brut Rosé which at this time of the year is particularly welcome served with pass around snacks. As each guest came in, Cecilia was seen welcoming them and being photographed in front of the specially created Sula poster.
Guests were encouraged to partake of more focussed food and wine pairing with small plates from three live food counters including teppanyaki, sushi and dim sums, expertly prepared by Shiro chefs. The wines accompanying them were Hardy’s mildly sweet but refreshing Riesling-Gewürztraminer blend from Australia, an elegant and complex Cono Sur Pinot Noir from Chile and a fuller-bodied Trapiche Malbec from Argentine — all from the company’s import range, Sula Selections, from top producers around the world.
Also on offer were Sula’s own delightful Riesling and Late Harvest Chenin Blanc. All in all, it was a pleasant evening of well presented food and wine that encouraged guests to experiment and discover the pairings that worked best for them and were most enjoyable.
On a separate note, travelling on an Air India flight back to Delhi from Sydney the previous week, one was pleasantly surprised to be offered a Sula Reserve Shiraz but disappointed it was served too warm to drink, and we passed it over