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The Verdict

December 27, 2011 Leave a comment

From Day One, it looked like a fierce battle is imminent. The last day toppled it all………..

The first day we asked, “One of the latest varietal that Nine Hills Wine launched is ____”, and all twenty-nine participants replied ‘Nine Hills Viognier’ correctly!!

2nd Day: The question was, “Wine that pairs with the turkey roast during Christmas is ___”. This time, twenty-seven people said ‘White Wine’ and got it right

3rd Day: We asked, “Wine Barrels are made from the wood of which tree?” and all fifty-seven entries were correct!!

4th Day: With the scene heating up, we asked whether “Nine Hills Cabernet Sauvignon won the “Best Indian Red Wine” at the First Indian Wine Challenge” on the fourth day, and fifty-seven Nine Hills Wine fans came back with a resounding “Yes”!!

5th Day: Sure that we were heading towards a massive lucky-draw, our final question was, “Rose Wine is made from _____”. The options were red grapes, green grapes or both. This saw the highest response – sixty-two in all. But the clincher was, only 3 participants answered it correctly. Rose is made from both red and green grapes. Hence, the third option, ‘both’, was the correct answer!!!

After a very well-participated contest, there emerged two participants who answered all 5 questions correctly – Abhishek Sinha and Kalyan Panja. Seeing the earnest participation, Nine Hills Wine’s team has decided to declare both Abhishek and Kalyan joint winners!!! Both of them will individually win the hampers from Nine Hills Wine and Borges.

Encouraged by your interest and participation, we, at Nine Hills Wine, have decided to run another contest called – BRINGING IN 2012 Contest. This time round, we will announce four winners from across the 4 zones in our country. So gear up once again.

Congratulations Abhishek Sinha and Kalyan Panja. Both of you will win a Nine Hills Celebration Hamper and a Borges Hamper.

Welcome, BRINGING IN 2012 Contest.

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After a very well-participated contest, there emerged two participants who answered all 5 questions correctly – Abhishek Sinha and Kalyan Panja. Seeing the earnest participation, Nine Hills Wine’s team has decided to declare both Abhishek and Kalyan joint winners!!! Both of them will individually win the hampers from Nine Hills Wine and Borges.

Encouraged by your interest and participation, we, at Nine Hills Wine, have decided to run another contest called – BRINGING IN 2012 Contest. This time round, we will announce four winners from across the 4 zones in our country. So gear up once again.

Congratulations Abhishek Sinha and Kalyan Panja. Both of you will win a Nine Hills Celebration Hamper and a Borges Hamper.

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Gift Nine Hills Wine this Season!!!

December 22, 2011 Leave a comment

This festive season make an elegant statement by gifting wine to your loved ones. And which better wine than the best — Nine Hills Wine.

We have a whole range of varietals for you to choose from. Sharing some quick specifications to help you make an informed choice —

  • Nine Hills Chenin Blanc: A great white wine with a golden hue, light floral & fruity aromas.Pairs well with salads and appetizers.

  • Nine Hills Sauvignon Blanc: Another superb white wine which has a pale golden color with pronounced aromas of passion fruit, pineapple and fresh lime.Pairs well with salads and seafood dishes.
  • Nine Hills Shiraz: One of our award-winning reds, Nine Hills Shiraz has a deep red color with hints of violet. This full bodied wine with soft velvety tannins expresses fruity notes of cherry and strawberry. Pairs well with various meats & barbecue dishes.
  • Nine Hills Cabernet Sauvignon: Another of our award-winning reds, it has a nice red terracotta color with purple highlights and it expresses hints of cherry, vanilla and capsicum aromas. It’s well-balanced acidity and soft tannins charm the palate and leave a lingering finish. Pairs well with various meats and cheeses.
  • Nine Hills Shiraz Rose: It is shining pink with violet hues, it’s crispy, has fruity aromas and it expresses hints of cherry and strawberry. Pairs well with oriental cuisine,sea-food, salads and appetizers.
  • Nine Hills Cabernet Sauvignon reserve: It isdeep terracotta red in colour and expresses hints of cherry, light spices and black berries with a bouquet of vanilla. Pairs best with various cheeses, lightly spiced Tandoori meat and vegetarian dishes.
  • Nine Hills Wine Shiraz Reserve: It has a deep purple colour and it expresses aromas of fresh fruit, nuts and coffee with a bouquet of vanilla. Pairs well with various cheese and vegetarian dishes.
  • Nine Hills Viognier: Our newest arrival has a pale golden colour, elegant floral nose with refreshing peach and lychee flavours. Serve it with salads and sea-food.

 

A red, satin ribbon tied around the bottle or a bunch of fresh orchids with it gives it that perfect finishing touch. And the effort never fails. Watch out for the smile of approval when you present it……

Hurray!!! Holidays!!! What Plans?

December 15, 2011 Leave a comment

It’s that time of the year again, nip in the air (‘chill’ is the word for the North and North-East), fog in the mornings, cup of ‘chai’ tasting heavenly, schools about to shut for a couple of weeks, bosses willingly allowing you the leave of absence you have been accumulating over the year, picnic plans, get-togethers, savouring delectable food, fashionable winter clothing…. magic in the air!!! Surely you have plans to make the most of this season. And fret not if for some reason you are not going on a leisure travel this season……there’s so much to do at home

 

  • Bond. Spend time with your family. Do simple things in the house that don’t cost much, but are meaningful – make a bird-house for your child, take over the break-fast preparing chore from your Mom for a week (notice how happy that makes her!!!), spouses cooking together, siblings making hand-made cards for friends/family. Get in touch with friends…

 

  • Read that book you have been planning to for a long time. Classic lovers, “To Kill a Mocking Bird” by Harper Lee never fails to steal your heart. There’s an Oscar winning movie on it too, with Gregory Peck (!!!) on the lead. But nothing beats reading the book – your choice though. Readers who thrive on non-fiction, how about laying your hands on Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson? It’s voluminous and will get you a complete insight on the man who changed the world!!

  • Watch some GOOD movies – bother the multiplexes showing commercial stuff!!  Get to the nearest  DVD store — Dev Anand’s ‘Guide’, Guru Dutt’s “Pyasa”, Dilip Kumar’s “Mughal-e-Azam”, Amitabh-Dharmendra’s “Sholay”, Amol Palekar’s “Golmaal”……., is worth watching many times over. Western movie lovers, how about “Se7en”, “Pursuit of Happiness”, “12 Angry Men”, “Breakfast at Tiffany”?

  • Garden. This is the right season to grow Petunias, Sweet Williams, Carnations, Roses, Sweet-peas, Calendulas, Chinese Umbrellas….And try your hand at growing your own herbs like Coriander, Basil and veggies like tomatoes, spring onions, brinjal, chillies. Urban farming is ‘in’ and whatmore!! There’s no bigger joy than seeing your sapling grow into plants to bear flowers and fruits!!!

 

  • Listen and groove to some great music amongst all this. The choice and genre can be so overwhelming, let’s not even get to taking names. Suffice to say that you MUST give “Kolaveri di’ a miss and get into some meaningful melodies, instrumentals….

 

Plans needn’t be big to have a GREAT time. Your special touch and thoughts are enough to make you and your loved ones happy this festive season.

Cheers!!! And spread the cheer!!!