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Concours Mondial de Bruxelles travels to Veneto this year

I had the honour and pleasure of being on the jury panel of one of the most professionally organized wine & spirits competitions in the world-Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (CMB) which was held in Brussels last year. As I prepare to be at the 22nd CMB to take place at Jesolo, Italy from May 1 … Continue reading


Come summer and cocktails become the flavour of the season. Here are a few Zonin prosecco cocktail recipes that will help you cope with this hot weather. Elderflower fizz ADD SOME HOLIDAY CHEER TO YOUR PARTY with this zesty cocktail made with sparkling Prosecco, gin and elderflower liqueur. Ingredients: 3 parts zonin prosecco 2 parts … Continue reading

SMIRNOFF EXPERIENCE with Knife Party and The Bloody Beetroots

The second edition of the music festival organised by Smirnoff will have biggies from EDM world. After giving the country its most cutting edge music festival last year in Bangalore, Smirnoff Experience is set to ignite real, effortless fun in its second edition in Mumbai on April 17th, 2015. Headlining the festival this year, are … Continue reading

Amrut Distilleries’ Amrut Naarangi orange-flavoured whisky

Amrut Distilleries’ Amrut Naarangi Category – Spirits, whisky, single malt, flavoured, 50% abv Available – From next week Location – Europe, Asia Pacific and Canada Price – In UK, SRP of GBP75 (US$110) per 70cl bottle Distributor – In UK, Speciality Drinks. In Europe, La Maison Du Whisky Amrut Distilleries has launched what it claims … Continue reading

Kerala’s High Court agrees with spirits ban

The High Court in the Indian state of Kerala has upheld a ban on bars and hotels serving spirits. Only 24 five-star hotels will be legally allowed to serve Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL), after the state’s High Court agreed with a government policy introduced last year. The UDF Government in Kerala, on India’s southwest peninsula, … Continue reading

Wine Sommeliers & Professionals Meet at Sofitel Mumbai BKC

Sofitel Mumbai BKC and the brand consultancy firm Flipsydee recently organized the 1st Wine Sommeliers and Professionals Meet. The event curated and conducted by sommelier Sagar Nath was an interesting informal affair where wine writers and hospitality professionals mingled and tasted wines from the portfolio of Flipsydee. “Sofitel intends to conduct more such tasting sessions for … Continue reading

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