Paso Robles Downtown introduces LXV Wine Lounge, a sensory wine experience inspired by the 64 arts of KamaSutra
Romantic evenings have moved from being a deux to ménage-a trois: you, them and a bottle of wine. The brand new LXV Wine Lounge, with deep blue walls, day beds full of vibrant colors and plush pillows, wines paired with spices, and labels inspired by the 64 arts of KamaSutra, elevates your mood and intimacy that goes beyond just sensing.
The Lounge was designed by renowned local artist, Daniel, The Artist, who found the project exciting because “it allowed me to explore the fusion of Eastern/Western Cultures while staying true to the ‘roots’ of our local wine community.”
LXV has emerged from the teaming up of two entrepreneurial geniuses – those of Kunal and Neeta Mittal. And the iconoclastic winemaker Amy Butler. “Even the most exotic recipes have to begin with the basics: the best ingredients and time honored techniques. The chef’s art should be subtle – nothing should taste overworked. This is also my approach to winemaking at LXV” says Amy, who is known for her old-world approach of making balanced wines that got her a nod from Wine Enthusiast magazine.
The team sources fruit for small-lot vineyards from the best terroirs of Paso Robles, where unique micro-climates create lower yields and intensely flavored fruit. Paso Robles was announced as the Wine Region of the year 2013 by Wine Enthusiast magazine, where the style of the wine is at once classic and contemporary, showcasing the uniqueness of Paso Robles AVA.
For Neeta, Paso Robles reminds her of India. “There is an intimacy in the ecosystem in Paso, maybe because of the relationship people have with the earth and with each other. And that expresses itself in the grapes, in the winemaking, and ultimately in the wines” says Neeta, fondly, as she walks on their ranch on Willow Creek Ranch where they will be planting vineyards and building a winery and a tasting room.
Wine has been known throughout history as an aphrodisiac, a bringer of pleasure and shearing through timid inhibitions, ingeniously captured by the unique LXV Wine and spice pairings at the Lounge. The Willow Creek Ranch hosts private tastings for LXV Club members, with Indian food and Art events.
The Mittals’ approach re-frames the entire wine experience as a novel Indian series of events that sequentially awaken the full range of senses to more keenly appreciate wine, frame, and ambiance, all strategically designed for an arousingly pleasurable experience.
The LXV Wine Lounge is located at 1306B Pine Street, Paso Robles, CA with a private parking lot. The wine is also available for purchase through their website www.lxvwine.com. You can also follow LVX on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.