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Rojita Tiwari

Drinks & Destinations is all about news, views, podcasts 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, luxury travel & hospitality. She is a WSET 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 is the host and producer of The Drinks & Destinations Podcast, India's first podcast on drinks and travel. Tweet @rojitatiwari or connect with her on drinksanddestinations@gmail.com Cheers & Happy Reading!
Rojita Tiwari has written 113 posts for Drinks & Destinations

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

Click here to 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

The Drinks & Destinations Podcast Ep.18: Experience of Buying Liquor in India

Listen to the episode here.   The experience of buying liquor in India is the most distinctive one, especially for women. While in most parts of the country alcohol is still considered a taboo, the big cities and metros have seen a huge change in the retail format. One of the leading liquor retailers in … Continue reading

India Wine Insider Highlights Top 10 Trends In Wine In India

India Wine Insider 2017, the first-ever survey of the urban Indian wine consumers shows some interesting trends in the market. The recently released report which took into account around 900 samples from five top cities of India highlights a significant consumer interest in wine as a category and need for extensive promotion of the wine … Continue reading

The Drinks & Destinations Podcast Ep. 17: Upcoming Food & Drinks Trends and Destination South East Asia

Listen to the episode here. This episode of The Drinks & Destinations Podcast is about the latest food trends in India, the favourite destinations for food and drinks and a very special insight into the travel scene in South East Asia. If you have plans of visiting Vietnam or Cambodia in the coming days, this … Continue reading

The Drinks & Destinations Podcast Ep.16: Know All About SULAFEST’17 With Cecilia Oldne

Listen to the episode here. In this special episode of the drinks and destinations podcast hosts Rojita and Sameera chat with Cecilia Oldne, VP Marketing and Global brand ambassador for Sula Vineyards. Joining us for the second time in the studio, she is going to talk about the preparations for 10th yr anniversary celebrations of … Continue reading

The Drinks & Destinations Podcast Ep. 15: Spirits Talk With Arthur and Bernhard

  Listen to the episode here. This episode of The Drinks & Destinations Podcast is a very interesting one as hosts Rojita & Sameera chat with two international spirits experts Arthur Nägele and Bernhard Schäfer in the studio about different kinds of spirits, how to judge spirits in a blind tasting competition, how are the … Continue reading

The Drinks & Destinations Podcast Ep. 14: Bizarre and Weird Drinks From around the World

Listen to the episode here. Wine made with Saliva, Baby mice, Snake or a drink made by mixing beer with milk. They may sound bizarre to you but our world is full of surprises. In this episode of the Drinks & Destinations Podcast hosts, Rojita & Sameera bring to you some of the weirdest drinks … Continue reading

The Drinks & Destinations Podcast Ep. 13: Drinks Events in 2017

  Listen to the episode here. This episode of The drinks and destinations podcast is about some major consumer and trade drinks events taking place across the globe which can help you plan a trip to these destinations all round the year. Hosts Rojita and Sameera share details of some fun events. So it’s time … Continue reading

Remy Cointreau Starts 2nd Innings In India: Celebrates the 314th Anniversary of Mount Gay Rum

    The three-century-old rum brand, Mount Gay Rum from Barbados celebrated its 314th anniversary recently. The rum born in 1703 in the Caribbean island Barbados was originally called “Kill-Devil” by the Barbadians who first distilled it. The abundance of molasses combined with the culinary ingenuity of early settlers and, of course, their legendary thirst … Continue reading