Author Archive for Wi-Not

Wi-Not is India’s only professionally qualified and managed Wine & Beverage Solutions Company. We are a collective of wine and beverage professionals who are united in our belief that all drinks are special, and different, and consequently need to be presented and marketed uniquely so. The best of brands need the best of plans and that is what we do. The Wi-Not team comprises young certified and experienced professionals who have spent a considerable amount of time working in the field of beverages and especially wine, both in India and abroad (and are still young enough to resonate with the pulse of our burgeoning market!) Big words, but the principle behind all our work and efforts is simply this: You can create a brand over and over again but unfortunately you can kill it only once!

A Journey Through Navarra
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A Journey Through Navarra

It would not be wrong if we term Navarra as a ‘distant cousin’ of their French neighbour, primarily because of its influence.  The similarity spills over from the vine variety to the whole philosophy behind the wine production. The reason behind the stark resemblance is the long French rule that the Spaniards have undergone leaving […]

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The Jordanian Extravaganza
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The Jordanian Extravaganza

Jordan was one of those few to claim their hand in giving wine to the world. Nevertheless, it was not to be seen anywhere on the world wine map. The wineries used local grapes to make not-so-appreciable wines. Lack of viticultural and vinification knowledge and inappropriate viticultural areas held-back the country from displaying its true caliber. It […]

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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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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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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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Champagne: The French Sparkles
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Champagne: The French Sparkles

Are we happy today? Oh yeah, lets open a Champagne baby!!! Or are we sad? Well,  let’s open a Champagne anyway. It’ll surely lift our spirits up. Make way for Champagne – the mother of all sparkling wines, the wine of celebrations is here. Just let the cork fly and get surrounded by the feeling […]

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Trip To Querciabella, Italy
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Trip To Querciabella, Italy

Hailing from the Italian region of Chianti, this winery takes the concept of quality wines to the extreme. Querciabella, meaning “beautiful oak tree”, is located high up in the hills where many oak trees grow. Founded in the 70’s by a French wine enthusiast, Giuseppe Castiglioni, it has since been recognized for its superb wines. […]

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Austrian Blaufrankisch Tasting
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Austrian Blaufrankisch Tasting

WEINGUT MUHR-VAN DER NIEPOORT (Spitzeberg). ’09 Light and lovely, fruity and fresh with a nice grip. The ’07 is tighter, packed denser. Needs some. The wine takes us back to the nostalgic times when grapes were foot-crushed. Till date, the grapes used to produce this drop are partly crushed by foot & the rest mechanically. […]

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Tasting Austrian Whites
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Tasting Austrian Whites

WEINGUT CHRISTIAN REITERER (Western Styria/ Steirmark): Rose from Styria like none other. WEINGUT TSCHEPPE AM POSSNITZBERG (Leutschach): Morillon maybe Chardonnay but is made differently. Stainless steel and no Malo-lactic. This house does a mean version. Lean at start but builds weight as it goes. Vom Czamillonberrg 08 is a stunner: dried mushrooms, porcini and truffled, […]

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Old Versus New World Inspiration
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Old Versus New World Inspiration

Perhaps one of the oldest debates in the world of wines: which is the real style and, more importantly, which is the style taking over palates all over the world. Is it winemaking or is it the vineyard? Grape or region? Megan Fox or Liv Tyler? Well choices are the only confusion in this world. […]

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Rendezvous With Mr. Abhay Kewadkar: Winemaker, UB Wines
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Rendezvous With Mr. Abhay Kewadkar: Winemaker, UB Wines

Abhay Kewadkar the man behind the Four Seasons brand has been around in the Indian wine industry for quite some time, so much so that his association with a product could itself contribute a lot to its commercial success. I recently caught up with Abhay in the capital where he was present to grace the […]

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Bodega Osborne Wines: Tasting on 7th January 2010
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Bodega Osborne Wines: Tasting on 7th January 2010

Bodega  Osborne is one of the oldest Spanish houses. Primarily known for their Sherries they make wines in other styles too. We could tell you lots more about Family-owned and still upholding traditional values and wine-making practices, but that is what their company website is about. Here instead, is our two bits’ worth on the […]

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Pulltex Decanter And Glass Cleaner
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Pulltex Decanter And Glass Cleaner

With cloth and fingers hard to reach to the bottom and every corner of the glassware and decanters, cleaning them is a mess. This Pulltex product allows perfect cleaning and drying. Its flexible body that adapts to any shape, cleaning every part of your glasses and decanters is easy. They are dishwasher safe too. Comes […]

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Pulltex Wine Saver
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Pulltex Wine Saver

Wine saver is a tool that helps seal the wine inside the bottle and prevent it from spoiling/ oxidation once opened. By vacuuming the wine inside the bottle, wine savers ensure the quality of wine is maintained for long under normal storage conditions. Use of alimentary non-slip plastic and stainless steel helps providing durability and […]

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