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Rojita Tiwari

Drinks & Destinations is all about news, views, podcast, and stories from the world of drinks, travel, and hospitality…served just the way you like it. Rojita Tiwari is an independent writer, trainer, and consultant in the fields of wine & spirits, travel & hospitality. She is a WSET Level 3 certified professional and listed twice (2013 and 2015) as one of the TOP TEN WOMEN OF WINE IN INDIA by the Indian Wine Academy. With 14 years of experience of working for several publications including a decade-long experience of heading the editorial of a leading alco bev magazine, now she is mostly busy- tasting, traveling, writing, training and educating people about the wonderful world of wine & spirits. She also hosts India's first podcast on drinks and travel - The Drinks & Destinations Podcast. Tweet @rojitatiwari or connect with her on drinksanddestinations@gmail.com Cheers & Happy Reading!
Rojita Tiwari has written 121 posts for Drinks & Destinations

Whisky, Tequila & Gin To Drive Growth In The Global Spirits Category

Good news for the spirits industry. According to the latest IWSR Forecast (2017-2021), whisky, tequila and gin will be driving the growth for the spirits category. The report also suggests that the Chinese spirit Baijiu is about to see the largest growth in the spirits categories over the next five years. Also, news for the … Continue reading

Novotel Goa Resort & Spa – The Best Monsoon Getaway

As I packed my bags for a trip to Goa during this monsoon season, I wondered why this popular beach destination never featured in my monsoon getaway list before. However, experiencing Goa’s natural green environment during monsoon was breathtaking. We picked the Novotel Goa Resort & Spa in Candolim for the weekend stay and returned extremely pleased with our experience. Continue reading

Wine Explorers – How To Embark On The World’s Best Road Trip!

Some stories have so much passion, adventure, and enthusiasm that you ought to share them with the world. You never know whom it may inspire. This is the story of Jean-Baptiste Ancelot, who at the age of 28 decided to leave his hometown in the north of France to explore the wine world. He drew … Continue reading

Top Wine Festivals to Visit Once

If you want to spend your vacations differently and get a new, unique breath of your relaxation time then we recommend you to choose a destination that takes you to one of the best international wine festivals, if you are a wine lover, of course, and can feel and appreciate the real taste of a … Continue reading

The Oriya Palate

To understand Oriya cuisine better, you have to understand its geography. In my context, all three cities that I spent 20 years of my life have some influence from the neighbouring states. Andhra Pradesh influences southern Orissa; Chhattisgarh has significant influence on several dishes prepared in a Sambulpur household or vice versa and the food from Cuttack certainly has similarities with Bengali cuisine. After all, until 1936, Bihar, Orissa and West Bengal were one state. Continue reading

Negroni Week’17 Partners With The Drinks & Destinations Podcast

Negroni Week is an initiative by Campari and Imbibe magazine which aims to celebrate one of the world’s great cocktails and in the process raising money for charitable causes around the world. The concept introduced in India in 2015 has gained immense popularity since then. Aspri Spirits, the importer of Campari, the Italian bitter, herbal, … Continue reading

The Drinks & Destinations Podcast Ep.20: Why You Need To Travel To Portugal This Year

Portugal is one of the oldest geographically demarcated countries and the 5th most peaceful country in the world. It has given us the word ‘TEA’ and wines like ‘PORT’ and ‘VINHO VERDE’. Portugal is also the sunshine country of Europe with endless places to explore. The food and drinks, the nightlife, the special day celebrating … Continue reading

Pernod Ricard India Introduces Campo Viejo

After a long gap, the leading global spirits company Pernod-Ricard has decided to expand it’s imported wine portfolio in India. The company recently introduced Campo Viejo, the no 1 wine brand from Rioja, Spain. A multi-award winning and sustainable winery, Campo Viejo has a love and respect for the land and its winemaking heritage. Committed … Continue reading

The Drinks & Destinations Podcast Ep. 19: Learning Wine Etiquette with Suneeta Sodhi Kanga

Hit play and listen to the episode. Everyone has at least once gone through that awkward moment in life where it felt like a daunting task to dress up for a very formal event or to order a glass of wine from an extensive wine list of a fine dining place or the right ways … Continue reading

A Brief History Of Rum In India

 As I stepped out of the airport in Mauritius and began my journey towards the main island all I could see around was long stretches of sugar cane fields with occasional sightings of a few Indian men and women who looked right out of a Bollywood movie from the 60’s. I got curious and asked … Continue reading

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