The Oberoi, Gurgaon in association with La Cave Fine Wine & Spirits – presents the city’s first ever Wine Theatre weekend aptly titled ‘The Fine Wine Affair’.
The three-day wine extravaganza, which will take place at The Oberoi, Gurgaon on 14, 15 and 16 October will celebrate artisan growers from eight countries, who will pour and present their finest wines with gourmet pairings in interactive learning sessions.
The 100 labels being featured at the Theatre will include premium selections from the USA, Italy, France, Chile, Argentina, New Zealand, Australia and Japan from noon to 9.30 pm at The Oberoi, Gurgaon’s Art Concourse.
This Event is in close association with the city’s finest luxury destination for wines and spirits retail –La Cave, with over 310 labels from all over the world, La Cave is showcasing its finest labels and the most well-known names in the wine world through the Fine Wine Affair.
Apart from wine tasting sessions, a plethora of wine-centric activities have also been planned as part of the event. ‘Classes with The Masters’ will feature prestigious wine houses being flown in from around the world that include names such as Marchesi de Barolo, Castello Banfi and Marchesi de Frescobaldi, who will be conducting expert sessions on wine evaluation and ideal gourmet pairings.
Artisan Square will revolve around key interaction with the people behind the labels of award winning producers over a 45-minute detailed insight in the ‘Grand Tastings’ of the day.
Guided sessions – Santé – on creating the perfect cheese board paired with exquisite French wines, gourmet butter, homemade baguettes and macarons in signature flavours will be conducted by The Oberoi Patisserie & Delicatessen.
Emerged and Arrived will help understand new world wines from Australia and New Zealand along with the aforementioned countries’ culinary favorite – Roast New Zealand Lamb with Homemade Pickles.
Para La Buena Salud will showcase Latin American highlights including the perfect combination of ceviche of Chilean Seabass and wine along with traditional confection – Alfajores.
Stars and Stripes will witness the New York cheesecake, Californian walnuts and almonds, Californian grapes, Washington apples, pears from the United States of America to the household favorite apple pie being paired with wines from the county of Sonoma and the valleys of Napa, Columbia and Willamette.
Italian wines will be paired with antipasti, premium olives, Prosciutto di San Daniele ham and a special tasting of regional extra virgin olive oils and Balsamic vinegar aged 12 and 24 years from the gastronomic center in Saluti. Lastly, resident sommelier Rakesh Awaghade will pair four wines over the course of 20 minutes to learn how to pick a winning wine for your next dinner party in Cellar Door Experience.
Talking about the upcoming event, David Mathews, General Manager, The Oberoi, Gurgaon, said, “The Fine Wine Affair is the city’s first edition of a wine appreciation weekend dedicated to creating an enriching experience for our guests. It is an honour for The Oberoi, Gurgaon to host India’s first Wine Theatre featuring 100 premium labels and several wine connoisseurs. We truly hope our invitees will enjoy this exquisite three-day extravaganza”.
Elaborating the core idea behind the event, Madhulika Dhall, Founder and Owner, La Cave Fine Wine and Spirits, said, “It was our vision to create a store with a relaxed ambience where people could walk in, browse and buy wine in a beautiful setting. The wines are stacked according to the country of origin with the prestige labels stored drawers made from the wood of original wine cartons. The store currently stocks over 310 labels of wine and has changed the way people shop for wine in the city. It is this ethos which is being brought into the concept of The Fine Wine Affair with The Oberoi, Gurgaon, to create a unique platform for wine lovers in the city”.
The passes for tasting ten labels at The Fine Wine Affair are priced at Rs. 1500 for the afternoon slot and Rs. 2000 for the evening slot. As for the Master Classes, the tickets are priced at Rs. 500 per person and also include signature wines with artisanal pairings.