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Best boutique wineries in Paso Robles Scott Brennan - Paso Robles Daily News Jan 2018

Neeta and Kunal Mittal were recently recognized as 7th Best Tasting Experience in America by USA Today. Visit their downtown Paso Robles tasting room and I think you will agree. The boutique winery — which sources its limited production offerings from the Willow Creek District of Paso Robles — beat out high-caliber nominees from all over the country and impressed a knowledgeable panel of wine and travel experts. The highlight of their tasting experience is exquisite spice pairings. The tastings fold in exotic notes of rose, cardamom, jasmine, black truffle, and sarsaparilla, amongst others.

Spice pairings, informative hosts at elevated tastings Bindu Trips Sept 2017

The downtown tasting room of LXV Wines is alone worth a visit for its East India–chic decor and gracious staff, but the spices co-owner Neeta Mittal pairs with the wines she and her husband, Kunal, produce elevate the LXV Wine Lounge experience even further.

48 Perfect Hours Wine Tasting Bindu Trips Sept 2017

Spice pairing: After checking into your lodging, slip downtown to the LXV Wine Lounge for co-owner Neeta Mittal’s spice pairing with her winery’s beautifully crafted wines. The lounge is open until 7.

26 Ways Paso Robles Tickles My Fancy Bindu Trips Sept 2017

Paso Robles tickles my fancy in so many ways, last but not least the spice pairings (Umami spice bouquet + Lover’s Spell Syrah/Cabernet = Nirvana) of LXV Wine Lounge’s enchanting Neeta Mittal.

Honeymoon along the Central Coast Fine Magazine May 16, 2017

A few minutes further into Paso Robles is LXV Winery—the highest rated winery in the area. LXV boasts a quaint tasting room in the downtown area of Paso Robles that offers a rich pop of color with its interior of royal blue walls, brightly colored day beds and dramatically brilliant decor that showcase the heritage and style of owner, Neeta Mittal.

LXV Wine voted one of the top wineries in America by USA Today Paso Robles Daily News Oct 2016

USA Today has ranked LXV Wines #7 on its coveted Top Ten Best Tasting Rooms list. Proprietors Neeta and Kunal Mittal say they are extremely proud to be the only ones to present the wines with unparalleled spice pairings that range from the quintessential Garam Masala to Lapsang Souchong. The tastings fold in exotic notes of rose, cardamom, jasmine, black truffle, and sarsaparilla, amongst others.

Four spots to taste in Downtown Paso Robles SLO Tribune Oct 16, 2016

Another downtown tasting room, LXV Wine, recently made the USA Today/10Best list of top tasting rooms, at No. 7. A panel of experts and 10Best editors compiled an initial list of 20 tasting rooms, whittled down to the top 10 by popular vote.

USA Today Adores LXV’s Lounge's Vibe Paso Wine July 21, 2016

With its plush, lounge-like feel and sumptuous spice-and-wine pairings, it’s no wonder that LXV’s downtown Paso tasting room is the talk of the nation! USA Today recently nominated the seductive hangout as one of the Ten Best Readers’ Choice tasting rooms, a huge honor in itself. With big, bold red blends that tantalize the senses, there is no better place to reconnect with your inner minx. You can vote for the lounge until Aug. 15, so click here to show your love for this wine lover’s oasis inspired by theart of Kama Sutra. Spice. Wine. Flirty fun. I mean, really. What’s not to love?

USA Today Adores LXV’s Lounge's Vibe Tablas Creek Blog July 20, 2016

3 experts - Lori Di Ciaccio-Foster the owner of Spice of Life in Paso, Brigit Binns owner of cooking school and B&B Refugio and Neeta Mittal, owner of the boutique winery LXV to explain the complicated relationship between spices and wines.

Cooking with Neeta: Indian food “de-myth-tified” Paso Robles Press May 6, 2016

With an open mind and willing palate delve deep into the wealth of flavor with Neeta Mittal teaching three classes that, “de-myth-tify” Indian Cooking, the first was May 4 with two more hosted at Refugio Kitchen May 11 and 18 beginning at 5 p.m.

Neeta Mittal to host Indian cooking classes at Refugio Kitchen Paso Robles Daily News May 2, 2016

Neeta Mittal, owner of LXV Wine, in hosting a three- part cooking series to explore the flavors of Indian cooking. Mittal will begin by imparting an in-depth understanding of spices; explore the principles of Ayurveda, vegetarianism, veganism and food; and then finish with the most elusive subject of all: Indian food and wine pairing. You can take one, two or all three classes.

Epic Paso Wine Experiences Paso Wine Mar 11, 2016

Talk about hot and bothered! No trip to downtown is complete without a spicy, sensual experience at this popular lounge. At LXV Wine Lounge, taste only scratches the surface of a well-rounded (and very stimulating) sensory experience.

The Secret of Pairing Wine and Indian Spices Grape Encounters, Radio Interview with Neeta Mittal Feb 27, 2016

David Wilson hosts Neeta Mittal, co-owner with her husband Kunal Mittal of LXV Wines, who is an international expert in pairing wines with spices. The charming Neeta dispels misconceptions about curries, the importance of tasting food and wine at the same time, and little-known pairing secrets.

Kama Sutra and Wine Paul Hodgins Feb 10, 2016

There’s a new winery whose Indian owners were inspired by the Kama Sutra. One of the newest additions to the lively wine and culinary scenes on California’s Central Coast is called LXV. It’s a labor of love for Neeta and Kunal Mittal, both natives of India, who met and fell for each other while attending UC Berkeley.

LXV offering Valentine aprhrodisiac pairings Paso Robles Daily News Feb 10, 2016

In honor of Valentine’s Day, LXV Wine will be offering “aphrodisiac pairings” all through the weekend, including Monday. The pairings, like LXV, are inspired by the Kama Sutra.

Meals to fall in Love with Eat Drink LA Feb 9, 2016

The newest restaurant venture from Executive Chef Dakota Weiss is celebrating its first Valentine’s Day with a tremendous partnership with LXV Wine. Guests will be treated to a four-course dinner ($65) with an optional wine pairing ($35). I should mention that the LXV’s wines are inspired by the 64 arts of the Kamasutra…so a wine pairing on this evening is most encouraged :) Menu highlights include Foie Gras & Truffle Mozzarella Toast with charred shishito pepper, sunchokes and haystack potatoes; and Cinnamon Sticky Toffee Pudding with ginger-orange gelato & pecan praline.

Valentine’s Day Weekend at LXV Wines Hoot n Annie Feb 9, 2016

Annie and I went over to LXV Wines yesterday to take part in a small, private tasting with Neeta Mittal, co-owner along with her husband, Kunal. She wanted to show us the food and wine pairings that she’s planning for Valentine’s Day weekend. They partnered up with Fromagerie Sophie and Alle-pia Salumi to create some incredible combinations.

LXV Aphrodisiac Pairings Brings Sensuality Back to Wine Paso Wine Feb 9, 2016

Named as one of the top 25 experiences in California by Hollywood Reporter’s Michael Cervin, the LXV Wine Lounge, in downtown Paso Robles, invites you to explore the sensual side of wine this Valentine’s weekend with their exclusive Aphrodisiac Pairings. Inspired by the Kama Sutra’s spiritual laws of love, these indulgent pairings will seduce your senses and stimulate your pleasure centers into action!

Dine in style for Valentine’s in L.A. - Ruksana Hussain Feb 5, 2016

Located in the heart of the Sunset Strip, Estrella will be partnering with LXV Wine to offer guests visiting on Valentine’s Day a 4-course dinner and optional wine pairing. The dinner menu is priced at $65 and will be available from 5:30pm-10:00pm. The optional wine pairing featuring LXV’s Kamasutra inspired wines is an additional $35. Estrella’s Valentine’s Day menu will include vegetarian substitutions.

What does the Kama Sutra have to do with wine OC Register Sept 15, 2015

One of the newest additions to the busy Paso Robles wine scene is a refreshingly unique winery called LXV. It is the inspiration of Neeta and Kunal Mittal, both natives of India, who met and fell in love while attending UC Berkeley.

Best local wines for the holidays SLO Visitors Guide Nov 23, 2014

This is winemaker Amy Butler’s spin on the traditional GSM. It’s 65-percent Grenache, 23-percent Syrah and 12-percent Tempranillo. The three varieties blend well together for a robust, yet fruity wine with cherry and plum flavors.

Garagiste Festival: Innovative winemaking at its best Examiner Nov 5, 2014

I was impressed with the balance of the wines from LXV. Coming from a background of IT at Sony Pictures and Filmmaking owners Kunal and Neeta Mittal ventured into creating wines based on old world concepts with a minimalist and authentic approach yet are an expression of contemporary blends. My favorites were the French styled crisp 2013 Dark Romance Chenin Blanc and the 2012 Secret Craving, a blend of Cab Franc, Syrah and Merlot.

LXV Wines: Diwali, Rain, & Good Times Hoot n Annie Nov 4, 2014

LXV Wines are, simply put, amazing. Their winemaker is the insanely brilliant Amy Butler who also has her own brand called Ranchero Cellars. On this day we tasted the 2013 Dark Romance (100% Chenin Blanc), 2012 Rising Tempo (Grenache, Syrah, Tempranillo), and the 2012 Secret Craving (Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Merlot). Each was superb, my favorite being the first two wines. Side note, if you’ve never done a tasting with LXV Wines, it is a must! They pair each wine with spices and it’s actually quite incredible.

4 young winemakers to watch in SLO County The Tribune San Luis Obispo Sep 8, 2014

Amy Butler's been a consulting winemaker for Red Soles for five years and makes wines for private ventures such as Paso’s LXV. She judges wine competitions across the state and recently started as winemaker at Four Lanterns, a new winery that just opened in the old Sycamore Farms.

Kama Sutra-inspired: LXV Winery knows how to throw a party New Times SLO Jul 30, 2014

Good food and wine paring—it’s like that dirty love making that, deep down, everyone really wants.” This is what “Duchess of Paso Robles” Angela Payton proclaimed during LXV Winery’s recent release party featuring fare courtesy of Chef Nanette Smalley.

LXV Wine Lounge opens outdoor patio Paso Robles Press June 22, 2014

LXV Wine Lounge recently opened a new outdoor patio to host guests, as well as a line-up of enticing ways to spend an afternoon or evening in downtown Paso Robles. Adorned with grapevines and flowers, and attached to its tasting room, LXV’s patio provides more than a place to enjoy its KamaSutra-inspired wine labels, it offers Indian food and spice pairings, live music and naan on Thursdays, and shoeless Sundays with an Esalen-trained masseuse in attendance.

Inside the 805 with Neeta Mittal, Co-Founder, LXV Wine, Paso Robles 805 Living May 20, 2014

Along with her husband, Kunal, Neeta Mittal is among a relatively new generation of vintners that have discovered that the Central Coast is one of California's truly spectacular wine country regions.

Top 25 Most Awesome Tasting Rooms in California Into Wine May 14, 2014

Wine tasting is not merely the act of drinking wine, it is the total experience and that includes the physical space you are standing in when sampling Sauvignon Blanc or pondering Petit Verdot. Most wine tasting rooms seem like afterthought - a utilitarian, banal footnote to the wine itself. So IntoWine scoured the Golden State in search of those tasting rooms that provide an elevated experience simply by you showing up. So here then, listed in alphabetical order by region, then winery, are our picks for the coolest, hippest, hottest, most fun and awesome tasting rooms in California.

Event - Imbibing LXV Wine's Inspired Art Much Ado About Fooding April 10, 2014

Wine and Kama Sutra - did I read that right? My first look at my email invitation to taste LXV Wines noted that the wines and their labels were inspired by the Kama Sutra and featured those inspirations of the acts. I've always known that there was more to that text than what many think of as just creative ways to have sex (it's about sensuality, love, respect, and virtuosity) but I could not help but wonder if I might come across lewd artwork in their branding. Curious though because the iconic name Amy Butler (prestigious and well-respected winemaker) was tied to the winery, Duc and I opted to attend the tasting and see why there has been buzz about LXV lately. Upon first sip, we could understand why.

Wine Tasting Adventures – LXV Wine Organized Island March 27, 2014

I recently started my spring wine tasting journey. I enjoy touring local wineries in California and the LXV Wine Lounge in Paso Robles is on now my list. I recently had the opportunity to taste some of the wonderful wines from the LXV winery in a local Laguna Beach art gallery and I was very happy I did.

Paso Robles: Five women of the vine Mercury News March 11, 2014

Butler wound up tangled in the vine after nearly dropping out of the University of Oregon for culinary school. "College was not what I thought it was going to be," she says, "and it rains there a lot."
Ranchero, the brand she founded in 2008, focuses on sleek white Rhones and that dark devil, carignane. Butler also consults for several labels, including cult winery LXV.

A new kind of Paso Robles wine experience! Delish Dish Blog Feb 16, 2014

At the LXV wine tasting room in Paso, you will have a new kind of Paso Robles wine experience. If you want to be treated like royalty, entertained by very knowledgeable staff and have a fun tasting experience with top quality wines, come by the corner of 13th & Pine Street in downtown Paso for a real treat!

IL Cortile romances the Crimson Jewel of LXV Paso Robles Press Feb 6, 2014

At 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12, IL Cortile Ristorante, will pair the best of LXV's wines with an exclusive menu. Every menu prepared by Chef Santos MacDonal is distinct and kept secret for these special events.

Paso Robles wines impress at S.F. Chronicle Wine Competition The Tribune Jan 28, 2014

In addition to being named the top wine region by Wine Enthusiast last year, and recently being recognized as one of The Guardian's top places to visit in 2014, the region also won big at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition this year, with several wines from the area receiving top awards. The competition is one of the largest and most respected wine competitions in the United States, with more than 1,500 wineries from 25 states participating in the annual event.

Paso Robles' Downtown Tasting Rooms Travel Paso Blog Jan 10, 2014

While most folks are focused on the 200+ wineries located in the hills of Paso Robles, I want to introduce you to the many gems located right on the Historic Downtown Paso Robles Square. Within literally 4 blocks of the square, over 13 tasting rooms await your discovery. Let me share a few treasures with you.

Our Three Favorite Wines from December 2013 Hoot & Annie Wine Blog Jan 8, 2014

2012 LXV Heart Note Rose (from Paso Robles) It's a beautiful Rose, a beautiful label, and just a really great drink!

LXV Wine Lounge in Paso Robles redefines wine hospitality with a sensuous Indian flair Food and Beverage Magazine Nov 18, 2013

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.

Paso Robles Wine: LXV Wine Hoot & Annie Wine Blog Nov 8, 2013

In a recent post I made a list of wineries/ wines I wanted to visit and taste that we had never had before. Well, we can now cross one off the list as we had a chance to visit them last weekend. LXV Wine is located in downtown Paso Robles and is the creation of Kunal and Neeta Mittal.

Secret Wines of the Central Coast Santa Barbara Independent Nov 5, 2013

Discovering a new winery before your friends is always exciting, especially when the bottled juice is a righteous combination of thoughtful creativity and hand-crafted care. Nowhere on the Central Coast can you jump ahead in that never-ending game better than by attending the third annual Garagiste Festival this weekend in Paso Robles, where 66 wineries with very small annual productions come together to show off their hard-to-find wares. Here are four participants I recently discovered.

Paso Robles Wine: LXV Wine Hoot & Annie Wine Blog Oct 30, 2013

We've been known to visit tasting rooms here and there but since Sammy was born our tasting room visits have declined to some degree. In our pre-Sammy days we would go to 2 to 8 wineries practically every weekend and we did that for roughly five years. Now…not so much.

Paso Robles Wine: LXV Wine Hoot & Annie Wine Blog Oct 30, 2013

We've been known to visit tasting rooms here and there but since Sammy was born our tasting room visits have declined to some degree. In our pre-Sammy days we would go to 2 to 8 wineries practically every weekend and we did that for roughly five years. Now…not so much.

LXV Wines opens new downtown tasting room Paso Robles Daily News Oct 20, 2013

"LXV Wines' new tasting room at 13th and Pine streets is itself a work of art. The walls are painted a vibrant dark blue. Luxurious day beds are covered with bright, decorative pillows that bring to life the culture of India, the Mittals' native country. Lanterns and works art of the walls complete the picture."

LXV offers 15 times the love in every bottle Paso Robles Press Oct 17, 2013

"In the heart of downtown, Paso Robles wine connoisseurs can find themselves whisked away to the southern most tip of India with its vibrant colors, flavors and culture as they walk through the doors of LXV's new tasting room. The walls are the deep blue color of the sea, the day beds are full of vibrant colors and plush pillows, and lanterns and art invite and entice all that enter."

Get the dirt from Neeta Mittal of LXV Wine Garagsite Festival Oct 8, 2013

"What is probably the first wine launched by an Indian couple on the California Central Coast, LXV Wine has emerged from the teaming up of two entrepreneurial geniuses – those of Kunal and Neeta Mittal."

Eat wild shrimp with LXV Summer Satire Paso Robles Press Mar 23, 2013

"Last year, Kunal and Neeta Mittal launched LXV Wine in Paso Robles. The brand LXV, the Roman number for 65, is inspired by the Indian concept of Kama Sutra. Each wine is inspired by one of the 64 arts intended to enlighten sensual moods and intimacy. Kunal and Neeta decided on 65, making wine the 65th art."

To be shared + enjoyed - LXV Crimson Jewel LA Yoga Magazine Feb, 2013

"You know the feeling: The flush of heat when you notice the seductive glance of a beautiful stranger—the perfect chemistry that fires your internal flame."

Kamasutra Wine India Currents Feb 4, 2013

"White wine goes with white meat like chicken and fish, and red wine goes with red meats. So what do you drink the Rose with?" I asked Rene who was from France and now lived in the valley. We were both watching the soccer ball being chased by our sons. "No," he shrugged. "Pardon," I said in my clipped convent school English accent. "No, we don't drink white wine with white meat and red with red meat," he explained. "

Inspired By Kama Sutra: LXV Boutique Wine Silconeer Nov, 2012

"LXV, a boutique wine inspired by the 64 arts of Kama Sutra showcases a unique blend in every release and the portrait of an artist on every label. A Siliconeer report."

LXV Wine: A Passage from India Paso Robles Press Oct 12, 2012

"The romance of wine has attracted people from all walks of life, and almost every corner of the world, to Paso Robles: winemakers from France and Australia, businessmen from Switzerland and Japan, doctors from Florida and Los Angeles."

Eat tandoori chicken with LXV Rising Tempo Paso Robles Press Oct 12, 2012

"Although Paso Robles has several wonderful restaurants, the one thing it really lacks is Indian cuisine. Prior to moving to Paso Robles, I had lived in Toronto and San Francisco — both large cities with Indian food readily available. "


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