There are so many reasons to love wine. Not only is there a wine to go with every conceivable meal, but each bottle of wine comes with a tale that can keep an audience enraptured for an entire six course dinner. From the vineyard where the wine was sourced to the way the grapes were processed and the age and texture of the wine in question – it’s no wonder that wine connoisseurs enjoy crafting a complete love story about each bottle of wine they drink. Mumbai, the city that caters to all tastes, has a wide range of restaurants from commonplace to specialised. It’s no wonder, then, that there’s a variety of restaurants that take pride in stocking fable-worthy wines. Here are some of the best.
1) Indigo Deli
Although Indigo Deli has multiple outlets across the city, Colaba’s Deli has an entire wall lined with wooden shelves stocked with wines from all over the world. The servers know their wine well, and will be happy to recommend a wine that will best complement your meal.
2) The Tasting Room
Where: Lower Parel
The Tasting Room is a beautifully furnished, wine-only dining establishment. With over 300 wines, The Tasting Room has earned its place as one of Mumbai’s must visit haunts for wine connoisseurs. WowTables offers an Endless Stem tasting experience that includes Chile sourced Pinot Noir and an extensive range of wine cocktails.
3) Cafe D’Wine
With chic, Italian style decor, Cafe D’Wine is the perfect place to kick back and enjoy a nice glass of red. The cafe offers a collection of wines from ten different wineries in India, as well as a couple of international options.
4) Mia Cucina
While Mia Cucina is famous for its Italian fare and delicious cheesecakes, it also has an extensive wine menu designed to perfectly complement your meal. You should try their meats that have been cooked in signature wines.
5) Vetro at The Oberoi
Where: Nariman Point
In terms of wine, Vetro is lauded for Enoteca, their wine library that has over 1,200 wines. It also has a wine tasting table.
Cheval has become one of South Mumbai’s favourite destinations for the weekend; it is spacious and tastefully furnished and houses a lounge, a bar and a restaurant. While their food is great, they also have an extensive wine collection that the server will happily help you navigate through.
7) Romano’s at the JW Marriot
Where: Andheri East
Italy is one of the oldest, most popular wine producing regions in the world. If a trip to Italy is not possible in the foreseeable future, then visit Romano’s for some authentic Italian fare and premier Italian wines.
8) Stax at the Hyatt Regency
Stax is another destination for the Italian wine connoisseur. The wines, which are sourced from the Donnafugata vineyards in Marsala in Italy, are selected to complement each course of your meal. Relish them as you take in the poolside view.
Classic, sophisticated, old-world, trendy—–there are as many adjectives used to describe wine as the people who drink it. We can sum up by saying that wine is as old as the world and as young as the day. So sit back, put up your feet, and relax with red!