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 →
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 →
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 →
The Oriya Palate
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.
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 →
The Drinks & Destinations Podcast Ep. 09: Mexico – Land of Mystery, Magic & Mezcal
Listen to the podcast episode here. Mexico is colourful, vibrant and so diverse that it has its own magic. True to its deep-rooted culture, history, and heritage, the country deserves to be on the must-visit list of any traveler. In this episode of the Drinks & Destinations Podcast, hosts Rojita & Sameera take you... Continue Reading →
The Drinks & Destinations Podcast Ep 2: Visit Tuscany, Italy
Listen to the podcast here. The first travel special episode of The Drinks & Destinations podcast is about the idyllic picturesque Italian region, Tuscany. Food, wine, handcrafted and bespoke design shops, the culture and of course the breathtaking views.The hosts Rojita & Sameera will take you on a memorable journey to one of the most... Continue Reading →
The Drinks & Destinations Podcast Episode 1
Listen to our lates episode now: The Drinks & Destinations Podcast is an extension of the venture Drinks & Destinations founded by Rojita Tiwari. The weekly podcast is co-produced by India's largest podcasting network IVM and hosted by Rojita and Sameera. Episode 1 of The Drinks & Destinations Podcast is your introduction to the world... Continue Reading →
Soma Vineyard Resort – The Ultimate Weekend Getaway
Located just 12 km away from Nashik city in Maharashtra, Soma Vineyard Resort offers one of the best views of the backwaters of Gangapur Dam and the scenic Sahyadri mountain range. For a nature lover, wine enthusiast or a regular traveler, the resort serves as a great weekend getaway. The turn from the main road... Continue Reading →