By Aseem Kulkarni

Wine in Delhi can sometimes be a bit tricky. Does red or white wine pair up with this particular food? Should I be having Indian wine with Indian food? So many questions and concerns. I must admit I’ve had several questions myself when I’ve been swiveling a glass of red. That’s why LBB has decided to give you a guide of restaurants in Delhi that have taken special care to craft their wine, as well as their food menu. Take a look through and before you know it, you’ll be your own sommelier.

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San Gimignano, Imperial Hotel Delhi | Named after a small town nestled in Tuscany with longstanding vineyards, San Gimignano has not only wonderful Italian food but excellent Italian wine to go with it. The restaurant has been honoured with Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2011, for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world.

Where: The Imperial, Janpath

Contact: 011-41116608

Price: INR 7000 for two {approx}

Taj Palace Hotel Delhi | The sommelier at the Taj Palace Hotel takes special care to craft the wine menu. Specifically, they make sure to help guests select exactly the right wine to pair with each course or activity. And with amazing restaurants like Masala Art, wine pairings with Indian food are given special treatment.

Where: Diplomatic Enclave, Sardar Patel Marg, Chanakyapuri

Contact: 011 26110202

Price: INR 4000 for two {approx}

Enoteca Wine Bar | There’s a great place for wine in Noida! A part of the La Brezza restaurant, Enoteca is a lovely and quiet wine bar with over 40 international and Indian wines to choose from.

Where: Jaypee Greens Golf & Spa Resort, Ground Floor, Block G, Surajpur Kasna Road, Noida

Contact: +91 8860638762

Price: INR 6000 for 2 {approx}

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Indian Accent | Indian Accent’s food takes you on a journey of traditional and nostalgic tastes, all with a very contemporary presentation. Indian Accent has been rated by sommeliers as having the most definitive By-The-Glass wine program. Make sure to check out the chef’s very own wine and food pairing menu.

Where: The Manor, 77, Friends Colony

Contact: 011 43235151

Price: INR 4000 for two {approx}

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The Wine Company | Well, it’s called The Wine Company so it’s no surprise that along with food, they have quite an amazing wine list. Located in Gurgaon’s Cyber Hub, The Wine Company provides a much more accessible entry for the wine novice. Make sure to check out their facebook page for upcoming wine tastings and new additions to their growing list.

Where: Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon

Contact: 011 33106137

Price: INR 1500 for two {approx}

Gulati Spice Market | Wines at hotel bars can be expensive and slightly intimidating. So we thought we would bring you a restaurant that is a bit more approachable. Although the wine selection is a bit limited, you can’t argue with the reasonable prices at this Indian restaurant.

Where: GF 18, Southern Park Mall, Behind Select Citywalk, District Centre, Saket

Contact: +91 9958453636

Price: INR 2000 for two {approx}

Akira Back, JW Marriott, Aerocity | We decided to include Akira Back on the list because wine does not have to be limited to red, white, or rose. With its proximity to the airport, this unsuspecting gem has some of the best sake in the city. This is a perfect choice for those with a bit of time to kill before a late evening flight.

Where: JW Marriott New Delhi, Asset Area 4, Hospitality District, Aerocity, IGI Airport

Contact: 011 33105088

Price: INR 5000 for two {approx}

Artusi | Located conveniently in GK 2 M-Block Market, Artusi pairs up delicious and satisfying Italian food with full-bodied Italian wines. They feature quite an expanisve list of Italian wines, and more importantly they are moderately priced, ensuring a relaxed and comfortable culinary experience.

Where: M 24, M-Block Market, Greater Kailash (GK) 2

Contact: 011 49066666

Price: INR 3800 for two {approx}