The rising cocktail culture in India has opened doors to many international mixers, bitters, and brands in the aperitif drinks category. The increasing popularity of low-alcohol, aromatized drinks using herbs and spices, etc. has expanded the market for such drinks even further. Understanding this trend, Morgan Beverages, one of the prominent importers of ciders, German... Continue Reading →
The global pandemic Covid-19 has wreaked havoc across continents and has sent many countries including India under lockdown. Shutting down public places have also taken away the livelihood of millions and brought an existential threat to many industries including the beverage and food industry. With social distancing becoming the new norm, how’s the industry, making collective efforts to support each other in... Continue Reading →
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 →
The subsidiary company of Canada based Azim Capital and Toronto Ale Brewing company, Kanoe Impex India Pvt. Ltd. recently rolled out its first brew from India called SIR JOHN. The lager beer produced under a contractual brewing and bottling arrangement with Denzong Breweries Pvt Ltd (owned by the Bollywood actor Danny Denzongpa) is planning to... Continue Reading →
Luxury Fine Wine from India! Yes, it’s true. In 2015 I was asked by an international magazine to write a piece on the fine wines from India. When I told them that the price of the most expensive Indian wine was around 25 euros the story idea was dropped. We are still far from producing... Continue Reading →
What if you are given a chance to infuse your own vodka? What if you get to decide the flavour of your vodka? A super premium global vodka brand that is created locally by partnering with the local people in 5 cities (as of now) is now available in India. Our/Vodka, as the name suggests, believes in the local power and in supporting the neighbourhood.
Which makes us hopeful, that maybe someday, we will have a variant of Our/Vodka by Our/Mumbai.
How does a sparkling wine with 24 k gold flakes taste? Delicious. At least that's what most of the guests present at the launch event had to say about Grover Zampa's new sparkling wine Auriga celestial.
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 →
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 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 →