If you thought that ‘terroir’ is a word associated only with wine or cognac then think again. Even though it’s a concept borrowed from the wine world, a particular region's climate, soils and terrain can certainly affect the taste of whisky. Rojita Tiwari highlights some of the ongoing discussions on ‘terroir’ in the whisky world.  Research... Continue Reading →


(Guest column by Aishwarya Nair Matthew, Head Corporate Food & Wine Merchandising for The Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts) Notably different from its parent, Champagne, in style - sparkling wines are the new world, less expensive and alternative options to the effervescent drink. Although, if your budget permits I would recommend you to indulge a... Continue Reading →

SAKE (Nihonshu)

The other thing that we love about Japan Japan’s national beverage sake is a drink made from fermented rice. Even though we love almost everything about Japan, when it comes to sake, its reputation precedes the understanding of the beverage outside the country. Despite spending almost 15 years in the drinks industry, my official introduction to sake... Continue Reading →

20 Drinks To Try In 2020

Drinks & Destinations brings to you a boozy guide with some popular brands and emerging drinks trends that you must watch out for in 2020.   White spirits category in India will remain a favourite amongst the bartending community even in 2020. Gin has received a fresh infusion of excitement with some home grown brands. While... Continue Reading →


Visiting Cognac city in France is like taking a trip down history lane. With famous cognac houses tucked right next to each other the city provides a perfect set up for connoisseurs to indulge in this liquid gold.

As we drove past neatly manicured vineyards in the outskirts of Cognac I was looking forward to a day at Maison Hennessy with Ambassador, Fabien Levieux and Head of Distilleries & Tasting Committee member Olivier Paultes.

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