Wine and food pairing according to your doshas - Fratelli Wines

Wine and food pairing according to your doshas

ELLE and Forest Essentials co-hosted a talk on ‘Artisanal Wine and Food Pairing’ based on doshas, at the luxury beauty brand’s Delhi store. Fratelli was happy to be a part of this one of kind event and help with a unique style of wine pairing. It started off with personal consultations with their Ayurvedic experts where […]

ELLE and Forest Essentials co-hosted a talk on ‘Artisanal Wine and Food Pairing’ based on doshas, at the luxury beauty brand’s Delhi store. Fratelli was happy to be a part of this one of kind event and help with a unique style of wine pairing. It started off with personal consultations with their Ayurvedic experts where guests discovered their dosha as per the body composition.

If you’re new to the concept of ‘Doshas’, here’s a breakdown: according to Ayurveda, Vata (wind), Pitta (fire) and Kapha (water) are the three energies that make up our body constitution. At a given point in time, one of these doshas is usually more dominant than the other two. But it is important to have all three doshas aligned. Hence, it is essential to have a healthy lifestyle, which includes eating the foods and following a skincare regime that compliment your dosha.

The guests were handed over a personalised leaflet with intricate details decoding their dominant dosha’s personality and characteristic. This was followed by a quick primer on the Ayurvedic nuances of wine drinking by Dr Taruna Yadav, Forest Essentials’ Senior Ayurveda Expert and Simon Kujur, Fratelli’s Wine Sommelier. The rules to drinking, sans a hangover, are simple—the type of wine you take should be in sync with your body composition.

The evening ended on a high note as our guests enjoyed a selection of our wines. A special menu was designed by Caara Catering for each body composition. It offered ‘canapes’ prepared with ingredients specific to each dosha type and a dessert, inspired by one of their hero products ‘Date & Litchi Cream’.

The rule, to no-headache wine drinking is simple–the type you consume should be in tune with your body composition. So, here’s some expert advice from Dr. Taruna on how to find a balance, this party season.

Vata 

They must opt for a sweeter, warmer wine and mix it with some fresh pomegranate juice, lime, ginger, club soda and a dash of nutmeg. Pair it with banana bread–it’s rich and moist, which will soothe the dosha. Suggested pairing M/S Rose and Gran Cuvee Brut

Pitta 

Beat the heat with just white wine or whip up a cooling concoction of it with chilled coconut water, honey melon juice, cucumber, soda and fresh mint leaves. Team it up with a dosha-pacifying accompaniment like avocado, cucumber and barley salad. Suggested pairing M/S white and Gran Cuvee Brut

Kapha

If you’re ready to go the extra mile, try a spritzer that has some red wine, fresh orange crush, spices like clove and anise and fresh basil leaves. It serves as a great pick-me-up, especially when paired with a canapé combination of zucchini with potatoes. Suggested pairing Sette and Gran Cuvee Brut

Needless to say this unique pairing was very well appreciated