Carmenere is Chile’s signature grape and we at Wines of Chile had long felt it deserved recognition for its delicious, aromatic qualities when we finally turned the heat up on our Carmenere Made for Curry idea in June 2010. We held a press tasting at one of London’s top Indian restaurants, Benares, to bring the ideas together and put our beliefs to the test.
Executive Chef, Jitin Joshi, created a special menu using a range of traditional Indian recipes to show how versatile Carmenere is with so many different spicy dishes. The success of the event cemented our resolve – we always knew Carmenere was a great match for curry – and we’ve been working hard ever since to take the idea to a wider audience of wine lovers across the UK.
At the end of last year we were delighted to announce that Carmenere Made for Curry was voted the 2011 Generic Campaign of the Year by one of the world’s top wine competitions, The International Wine Challenge. See our news post for more.