Archive for September, 2010

The Price is Right? Maharashtra Chapter
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The Price is Right? Maharashtra Chapter

When the Republic of India was formed, the Constitution gave each state the right to frame their excise laws. Except the two dry states of Gujarat and Mizoram, every state has a different approach to price the wines. The level at which the government involves itself in the process of procuring the wines varies from […]

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Tasting Hegarty Wines
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Tasting Hegarty Wines

Hegarty Wines is a co-concern of Sir John Hegarty of Bartle Bogle Hegarty. In the field of marketing and communication, Sir Hegarty is already a well known and much celebrated icon. He has even been knighted by the Queen. But stating all this could be like laying the gridwork for the classic fallacy, commonly known […]

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Sauternes: Liquid Gold of Bordeaux
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Sauternes: Liquid Gold of Bordeaux

Ever wondered what to pour with that apple tart or ‘Gulab Jamun’ (Indian Dessert, deep fried dumpling soaked in sugar syrup)? Ever thought of surprising your guests with something extraordinary when they start looking fretfully for desserts after a long settling burp? If not, then Sauternes might just be the right thing to look for. […]

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Uniquely Unio
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Uniquely Unio

Comparisons to China and the failing CWG efforts aside, the world nevertheless wants us and that is quite a coveted position to hold. My observation may  be based on a very tiny market – that of wines – but it is surely a sign of what lies ahead for this burgeoning, almost bursting at the […]

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Indian Wines Meet Japanese Palate
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Indian Wines Meet Japanese Palate

On their trip to explore and study the Indian wine market (as also take in the local sights and sounds), Japanese connoisseurs: Sake Master Kenichi Ohashi with his ever-so-elegant wife Kumiko, winemaker Yuki Hirayama, and Wine bar magnate and sommelier Takeshi TSUBAKI, also visited Wi-Not’s dugout.  After learning all about Sake from them, we had […]

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Tasting Mexican Wines
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Tasting Mexican Wines

Let’s be honest, wine is not the first beverage that comes to mind when we think of Mexico. Till I even went for this exquisite tasting, I didn’t even know Mexico produces wines. It’s like finding authentic French food in India! But for the fact-hungry, Mexico is one of the oldest wine producer that side […]

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