THE POWER OF GRIT
RITZ|March 2020
Jewellery designer, socialite, philanthropist and now the President of Terroir - The Madras Wine Club, Minnie Menon has added one more feather to her colourful hat. Minnie, who is now on mission Terroir, speaks to RITZ about her passion, love for jewellery, her recent responsibility and what it took to get in there.

As the new President of Terrior - The Madras Wine Club, what are your plans for the club?

I was nominated President in mid-January 2020; the club had entered the new decade. Yes, there are expectations from the founders and members of the club. I have given myself a mandate to selectively and systematically enhance the membership of the club by cutting across age groups and business profiles. We have already progressed in that direction. Terroir was born to be a sanctuary for wine enthusiasts and wine connoisseurs to come together for fellowship. I am concentrating on building on that base.

What was the reception of your first event of the year ‘The Long Table’?

My first event as President with the new committee was attended by 24 elegantly attired members/guests. It was the first time in its 11 years history that Terroir held an outdoor dinner. It was a formal sit down dinner at Aqua, the poolside of The Park. The pleasant weather on February 16th was ideal for a night under the stars. Terroir‘s core members, 3 Consul Generals and a couple of invitees who comprised the guest list unanimously agreed that the venue, the setting, the Italian wines paired 4-course gourmet dinner was the perfect roll out as the opening event of Terroir for 2020. Objectively speaking I believe we set a standard for ourselves to follow.

What are the changes and innovations you have, to promote wine appreciation in the city?

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