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.
CONCOURS MONDIAL DI BRUXELLES 2019 GOES BACK TO EUROPE AFTER AN ORIENTAL OUTING
After a brief detour for its 25th anniversary, the international traveling wine competition Concours Mondial de Bruxelles has moved back to Europe in 2019. The next edition is scheduled to take place in Aigle, in the Swiss region of Vaud, Switzerland from 02- 05 May. The last edition of CMB held in Haidian, China was every bit... Continue Reading →
Anteprime di Toscana 2019: Tasting fine wines in Tuscany
A traditional Ribollita paired with Rosso di Montalcino, Florentine steak or a wild boar meat dish with a glass of Chianti Classico or contuccini dipped in a glass of Vin Santo. Picturing food without wine or vice versa in Tuscany is a far difficult proposition than mastering the art of living in a mountainous Tuscan... Continue Reading →
Pub hopping – The 6 best bars to visit in Taipei
Close observation of the vibrant bar culture in Taipei reveals that the real cocktail revolution is taking place here; in this capital city of the tiny island-country Taiwan. It’s truly a melting pot of cultures from all over Asia and the western world. Rojita Tiwari reassures this after spending a week in Taipei, mostly barhopping,... 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.
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 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 →
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. 10: On The Wine Trail in India
Listen to the podcast here. Only a few decades ago India had its first winery and of course, back then wine tourism was a concept unheard of and unknown to many. But a lot has changed since then. Companies like Sula Vineyards, Soma Vine Village, YORK Winery, Fratelli Vineyards, Grover Zampa Wines, Chandon, Soma... Continue Reading →