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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

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

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

Ten Wines To Buy In 2017

The ever-expanding Indian wine market with double-digit growth has given hope to many Indian and International wine companies to explore further opportunities. Despite heavy duties, taxes and other roadblocks, the potential consumer base is what keeps luring companies to introduce new wine brands in the market every year. Here’s a list of wines available in … Continue reading

The Drinks & Destinations Podcast Ep 5 Pairing wines & spirits with Food, Movies & TV series

Listen to the episode here This episode of the Drinks & Destinations Podcast is about looking beyond the basic pairing of wine and spirits with food. While mixologist and spirits expert Shatbhi Basu shares her tips on pairing whisky, vodka, rum and feni with food in the Pair it up section, the hosts Rojita & … Continue reading

Glenfiddich Introduces 26 Yo Expression in India

  Glenfiddich single malt brand owned by the whisky company William Grant & Sons recently introduced its 26 YO expression in India. The launch event which took place in Mumbai followed by other metros in India also marked the visit of the newly appointed Glenfiddich global brand ambassador, Struan Grant Ralph. Ralph has worked as … Continue reading

Soju Dominates the Real 100 list of IWSR

Three soju brands (Jinro, Chum Churum and Good Day) feature in the top 10 in this year’s IWSR Real 100. Hite-Jinro’s namesake soju brand Jinro remains the number one spirits brand in the world, with consumption increasing by an additional 425,000 cases in 2015 and total volumes surpassing 65m cases states the recently released IWSR report. Jinro, which sells predominantly in South Korea, … Continue reading

Cathay Pacific’s Impressive In-flight F&B Offering

Cathay Pacific sometime back appointed Hong Kong-based Master of Wine Debra Meiburg to the airlines wine panel. Debra will join existing Cathay Pacific wine consultants Lau Chi-sun and Roy Moorfield to pick out new wine selections for passengers in all classes of travel. Debra who is also an award-winning author, educator and international speaker has for … Continue reading

Indian Grape Brandy JANUS Wins International Spirits Challenge 2016

The Indian grape brandy JANUS from Sula vineyards has won a bronze medal in the tasting category at the recently concluded prestigious International Spirits Challenge 2016. The product launched in 2015 is India’s first brandy made of 100% premium grape spirit. “We are thrilled to receive this prestigious recognition,” said Rajeev Samant, CEO, Sula Vineyards. “This acknowledgement further … Continue reading

Raising A Glass to Japanese Whisky

My first tasting of Japanese whisky was a few years ago at one of the international wine & spirits events in Bordeaux, France. For some reason, they always have a big Japanese pavilion at this particular event. One day, I walked up to one of the counters at the pavilion, picked up a glass and … Continue reading

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