Smart living | Know your wine

Smart living | Know your wine
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First Published: Sun, Jun 07 2009. 09 19 PM IST
Updated: Sun, Jun 07 2009. 09 19 PM IST
New Delhi: A slowdown does not necessarily mean an end to recreation. Being frugal and happy can be easy, creative and fun — that’s what our 3-part series Smart Living tells you.
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With everything from enjoying your favourite drink to buying clothes that help you stay in vogue, we’ll share with you the best way to live it up without breaking the bank. In the first part, we caught hold of wine expert Arindam Chakraborty from the Shangri-la hotel in New Delhi, who gives us insights on how to enjoy a great bottle of wine for under Rs.1000.
“Just because you’re on a budget, you don’t have to sacrifice having a bottle of great tasting wine to go along with your meal. In fact, a wine doesn’t necessarily have to be expensive to be considered a quality wine,” said Arindam. “Nowadays, most of the new world wines – Australian, New Zealand, Chilean, or Argentinean – are very affordable,” he said.
The wine expert points that price should not be the only gauge of wine being considered “good” or “not good”.
“Look at the vintage, the house where it comes from, and the grape variety,” advised Arindam. “Go by these yardsticks, rather than the price as a yardstick. I don’t think that’s the correct measure of the quality of a wine.”
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First Published: Sun, Jun 07 2009. 09 19 PM IST