To understand Oriya cuisine better, you have to understand its geography. In my context, all three cities that I spent 20 years of my life have some influence from the neighbouring states. Andhra Pradesh influences southern Orissa; Chhattisgarh has significant influence on several dishes prepared in a Sambulpur household or vice versa and the food from Cuttack certainly has similarities with Bengali cuisine. After all, until 1936, Bihar, Orissa and West Bengal were one state.
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 →
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 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 →
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 →
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 →
The six-day long Make In India event starting February 13 will be marked as India's first ever global event to encourage the local manufacturing industry. The 10 sectors invited to be a part of this initiative are aerospace and defence, automobile, construction, food processing, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, information technology and textiles. Many “micro” businesses including... Continue Reading →
One of the perks of Rohan Jelkie’s job is to taste the best champagnes and spirits in the world, and well, get paid for it. But, his role as the Brand Ambassador for Moet Hennessy India doesn’t end there. Read on as he reveals what it takes to do his job well. Thorough knowledge of... Continue Reading →