A wine-tasting event has long been a part of India’s rich culinary culture. Many of India’s most revered and lauded wine-tasters are Indians, but they don’t just take on India’s wines with their noses. In fact, many of them have trained their noses to taste wine in a whole new way. They call this sensing the wine with their bodies.
Vinobha bhave is a French/Indian woman who lives in New York City. Vinobha has trained her nose to sense wines better than anyone else, and she has become a famous sommelier. In fact, she is so famous that she is now the first Indian sommelier to be admitted into the elite, exclusive Wine Institute in Washington D.C.
Vinobha has trained her nose to detect the taste and style of wines, and she has become a famous sommelier. In fact, she is so famous that she is now the first Indian sommelier to be admitted into the elite, exclusive Wine Institute in Washington D.C. Vinobha is also the first Indian sommelier to taste wine on a glass of wine and not on a plate of food.
This is a great video of Vinobha talking about what wine means while drinking it. If you’re looking for a good vinobha clip, watch it.
She’s always entertaining herself with the wine as well as talking about it, and it’s a good reminder about the importance of trying new things. It also shows that there’s still a bit of pretense in having a sommelier that is not Indian.