It was a coming together of two elite worlds â€“ of wine and of cinematic excellence. A unique two-day wine and cheese festival – The Big Banyan Fest was held at Jusâ€™ Trufs CafÃ© at Jakkur on 26th and 27th of April. Beginning at 7.00PM on both days, this wine and cheese event saw the showcasing of two Big Banyan labels followed by the screening of Oscar nominated movie, The Good Road. The Director of the movie, Gyan Correa was also available for interaction.
More than 75 people partook of the wine and cheese before proceeding to the screening of the movie. The first wine showcased that evening was the Big Banyan Sauvignon Blanc which was ideally paired with a unique herbed-flavored cheese. This wine has a delicate citrus aromas with a few herbaceous notes, making it an ideal aperitif and is the perfect way to start your evening.
The second wine made available to those who attended this event was the Big Banyan Merlot which originates in the French Bordeaux region. The wine has a delicate and fruity aromas with a velvety finish and is a versatile, easily pairing with pasta, as it does with meats and even lightly spiced tandoor based Indian foods.
The audiences were taken through the nuances of both the wines and its pairing with cheese as well as other foods. It set the perfect base for the screening of the movie which had everyone present enthralled to the last frame.
â€œThe appreciation for wine is widespread in our social canvas today. Its versatility in terms of a pairing with a cuisine has made it a drink for just about any palate. It is a beverage that enhances every course, be it an appetizer, a main or a dessert,â€ says Mr. Debabratha Banerjee, Executive Director, JDPL
About Big Banyan Wines:
Big Banyan Wines was launched in 2007, after three years of intensive research and background work. The premium wine division is headquartered in Bangalore with its winery in Goa. Big Banyan Wines has a portfolio of classic wine labels, all created under the able guidance of renowned Italian winemaker, Senor Lucio Matricardi from University of Milan.