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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Wine Time 8: Grover Cabernet-Shiraz

Grover Vineyards
Rs. 380
12% alcohol

Business-oriented people in India often talk about the USP (unique selling proposition) of a business, and it's common to see "USP" this and "USP" that in the newspapers. It may not be unique, but the selling proposition trumpeted on this wine's label is the fact that its shiraz and cabernet sauvignon vines were "imported from France" and are now "thriving" on the "sunny hill-slopes of the Nandi Hills near Bangalore." So you've got a little foreign flavor in these one, perhaps.

We liked this wine. It's a very standard, full-bodied red wine. Let it breath a little by leaving it open for a few minutes before drinking. It's going to go well with meats and other heavy dishes -- we ate it will some vegetarian chili and it was a good match.

This 2007 bottle gets a 7.

2 comments:

Cindy/Snid said...

I also had the opportunity to try this wine last week when we were visiting Bangalore. I was pleasantly surprised that it was as drinkable as it was. It gave me hope that perhaps we will have some ok wines available after all. Thanks for all the wine reviews!!!

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