SECOND BAR FROM INDIA, AFTER AER, TO BE ON THE LIST New Delhi based Sidecar has been awarded 40th place in the prestigious Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020 list. An extension of the World’s 50 Best Bars Awards, the Asia chapter began in 2016 and since then only one other Indian bar has ever made... Continue Reading →
Better with a Pop- The Grand Cork Experiment
The debate between natural cork and screwcaps is an on-going one. But here's a little insight into an interesting experiment which was conducted on a group of 140 wine drinkers who volunteered to find out more. The Grand Cork Experiment, designed by Professor Charles Spence, of Oxford University, confirms the sensory benefits of cork-sealed wines.... Continue Reading →
Our/Vodka By You!
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.
Grover Zampa Launches India’s First Bubbly with Gold Flakes
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.
Whisky, Tequila & Gin To Drive Growth In The Global Spirits Category
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 →
Remy Cointreau Starts 2nd Innings In India: Celebrates the 314th Anniversary of Mount Gay Rum
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 →
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 →
Bordeaux Wine & Spirits Institute Collaborates With School from India
The Chamber of Commerce of Bordeaux recently celebrated the official launch of a new partnership between one of its schools specialised in Wine Education (Institut de Promotion Commerciale (IPC)) and Lotus Business School of Pune, India. 14 students from India are currently in Bordeaux where they began this one year course entitled Wine & Spirit... 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 →