October 26, 2016
Diwali is right around the corner and the festival is almost incomplete without its gifting ritual. So, if you have been looking for that perfect gift to impress your friend or relative, here is a selection of some of the best wines and spirits that not only taste good but also look good!
Sula Brut Tropical Wine
A dynamic bottle with vibrant Indian aesthetics, the Sula Brut Tropicale makes for the most picture perfect Diwali gift. The colours used for the packaging are warm and the designs are sharp, making this bottle an ideal choice for festive gifting. Moreover, the paisley motif – symbolic of life and eternity – has been interpreted and adopted as an auspicious motif for special occasions in India for centuries. But what’s inside is equally important – Sula Brut Tropicale is very light and crisp on the taste and very fruity on the palate, making it the perfect choice to celebrate Diwali while gossiping with your neighbours, exchanging good wishes with your family, playing the popular Diwali game of ‘Teen Patti’ or even while having all the traditional Indian food for dinner.
Volare Triple Sec
A zesty essential, Volare Triple Sec originates from Italy and is another perfect gift for Diwali. Not only is the bottle fascinating but it is also extremely elegant and classy and serves as a great companion to the
person serving this liqueur since its design has specifically been created for perfect ease of use. The bottle contains an innovative retractable geyser, not allowing it to fill in the other beverage that ensures pristine quality liquor and thus helps the person serving the drink. Another reason why Volare Triple Sec is the ideal choice for gifting is because the Italian liqueur brand can be consumed neat, on the rocks or even by diluting it to make interesting cocktails such as the Cosmopolitan, Margherita, Metropolitan and even Kamikaze.
Rooted in whisky lore, Monkey Shoulder is inspired by, and named in honor of, the maltmen who are among the few still to turn the barley by hand, using a shiel. Monkey Shoulder is the nickname given to the stoop maltmen often develop after repeatedly bending over whilst turning the malt. The iconic bottle design, branded by three pewter monkeys, each represent one of the three single malts used to create this whisky. It’s a smooth, creamy, supple and very malty Scotch which works superbly well neat, over ice or in whisky cocktails. It has a creamy palate with a suggestion of berry fruit. It has a spicy oak finish with a hint of peppermint on the tail. This is a whisky to be enjoyed!
Remy Martin XO
If your way of showing love this Diwali is to make the grand gesture, to your wife, your son, your father or even your father in law, take this baby home to celebrate Diwali! The beautifully designed bottle is sure to make anyone swoon especially when it is a silky cognac with candied fruit notes. Every sip of Remy Martin XO contains rich flavours, immense smoothness and a unique velvety texture. Comprising of plum, raisins and hazelnut, rounded by a touch of honey, Remy Martin XO is purely divine. Having aged it for years in old casks combined hints of bee’s wax, clove, and leather, this superb cognac is meant for those who demand and enjoy the best in life. One can savour its unique aromas and richness by either trying it neat, on the rocks or with fine foods; foie gras, chocolate desserts, sweet steamed dumplings and much more.
Ruffino Chianti D.O.C.G
Beautifully packaged Ruffino Chianti D.O.C.G was first made back in 1877 at an exhibition in Bordeaux wine and in 1895, was recognized as the best wine. After almost a century, the same wine received the first state mark of quality in 1984. With such a strong heritage backing the traditional Tuscan sun, the Ruffino Chianti D.O.C.G is indeed the most exemplary gifting choice for a loved one to show how much they mean to you! Dry and medium bodied, Chianti Ruffino is a pleasant and easy to drink wine, with balanced tannin on a gently firm finish. So if you’re making something unconventional this Diwali – pastas, pizzas and more, the Ruffino Chianti D.O.C.G will play its part as the perfect companion.