The Four Seasons Gourmet Indulgence in association with Afraa, a fine dining restaurant at City Center 1, Kolkata, Salt Lake, was marked with the concordance of great wine, great food, company of some amazing people and an opportunity to interact exclusively with Abhay Kewadkar, Chief Wine Maker and Business Head of Four Seasons.
The welcome led us with the introduction of Bouvet Brut with the backdrop of live solo violin play and the city skyline.
The Bouvet Brut is a sparkling wine that's made in France, using Traditionelle Methode, the revered old world wine producing method.
The evening was marked with a lot of cheer (and cheers) that reverberated a vibe of exuberance; classy, fun-filled and a true pampered indulgence.
It is very commendable for the efforts that the Four Seasons puts together to bring to world of wine to the people rather than wait for the people to try to know about wine.
Educating and introducing wine to people through their continued wine trail events such as this is a great initiative that has been taken by Four Seasons from a top-down flow where everybody sees the potential, the excitement and the belief that the appreciation for wine in this country is poised to explode at an exponential rate and an evening such as this "The Four Seasons Gourmet Indulgence" clearly showed the effects of that belief that was already on display with people just loving the world of good wine and good food.
I wish to thank the Four Seasons for inviting me to experience and cover this event as a food blogger. This event was followed by another mega event called the International Food Vine & Food Experience at Taj Bengal where a number of Indian and International wine makers had come under a single roof to promote the world of wine. The Four Seasons participated and offered all the range of their wines to be sampled by the likes of both novice and experts. Abhay Kewadkar conducted a master class entitled "In the Barrel" where he shared his expertise of the art of barrel aging. There were other master classes held as well where experts from the industry shared their insights on various aspects of wine.
I am very optimistic that the appreciation for wine in India is being discovered and enjoyed increasingly and it is only a matter of time when India would be regarded as a major consumer of wine.