Delhi Wine and D’Cold
Taking a rickshaw on the way to lunch and having a gold flake ciggie overlooking the impressive and somehow dystopian 1920’s – 60’s high rise buildings of CP made me feel more in ‘place’. Apparently, apart from Chandigarh, Le Corbusier designed a few building around this area as well. Had a much desired glass of wine on the concrete revolving building with the fellows and the Unbox and BC crew, overlooking the sunset of the impressive Delhi skyline. India has a long history of wine production with a few local varieties, brought over by the Persians at the time of the Indus Valley civilisation (around 3000 BC) and the excellent climate for viticulture that even allows some areas to have two crops over a year. It was a very nice Cabernet Sauvignon from the Maharastara region and I was happy to knock off 200rps from the original price after a bit of haggling, since although good, wine here is definitely not the cheapest.
[Another Indian wonder I discovered that day thanx to Padmini is the all mighty D’Cold, barred from being exported abroad but rich enough in paracetamol and caffeine to wipe out any muscle ache, headache, fever and remnants of jet lag… It even gives you a little high! Perfect to put you on your feet in case you’re feeling ill and there is no direct access to a warm bed]