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Australian Diaries

Australian Diaries

21May15 • 0 comments

“Wine is sunlight captured by water”, Galileo once rightly said. Fundamentally, this is what wine is – what nature gives and the earth captures to produce, only requiring little assistance from mankind, and at times not even that. Here’s a country that has all of that, abundance of bright sunlight and ample water to capture. […]

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The Great Indian Red Reserve Wines Report

3Feb15 • 0 comments

For the first time in India a tasting was put together of the reserve reds produced by the local winemakers. While it can be hard (almost impossible) to define what exactly constitutes a ‘Reserve’ wine in a country where even the appellations aren’t clearly defined, it can be safely assumed that any wine touted as […]

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World Malbec Day

World Malbec Day

16Apr13 • 0 comments

Malbec is one of my favourite grapes and I sincerely believe that it needs to find its true place and recognition on the international wine shelf. The World Malbec Day is a good way to commemorate this lovely Argentinean grape and give it its due merit.

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Indian Wine Imports Explained: delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka

Indian Wine Imports Explained: delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka

19Nov12 • 3 comments

Importing wine into India sounds like a lucrative business proposition. But if that is really the case, why have some companies shut down and so many others are struggling to stay afloat? Without further ado, here is a step-by-step explanation of the various stages of duties, taxes, and other levies that an importer has to […]

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KRSMA - The New Charismatic Indian Offering

KRSMA – The New Charismatic Indian Offering

24May12 • 2 comments

The setting was a plane in Europe. There was an Indian gentleman sitting on it. He leaned over, handed a slip with a word of two scribbled on it to a neighbouring traveller and politely asked, “How would you pronounce this word? Is it easy for you to pronounce?” People, flabbergasted as they might have […]

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Good Earth Winery's New Offerings

Good Earth Winery’s New Offerings

21Feb12 • 5 comments

With growing number of wine drinkers, India has already started creating impact on wine world. The desi winemaking-fever has stuck winemakers from across the world and has got them in the groove to introduce their wine to this ever-dynamic market. And at this no one wants to stay behind. It’s simple, make wines which are […]

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Alpine Wineries- Impending Star of Southern India

Alpine Wineries- Impending Star of Southern India

18Feb12 • 0 comments

In order to flex their oh-so valuable vino palates, Wi-Not members tasted some worthy wines from the south of the country. Apart from wine regions in the western belt, of which Nashik undoubtedly is at the fore front, there are some regions, blessed with an exceptional terroir in the southern parts too. Wineries situated in […]

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Pillitteri Icewines For Christmas

Pillitteri Icewines For Christmas

15Jan12 • 0 comments

If a wine aficionado thinks of Canada the first thing it strikes thou is the liquid gold of Icewine (http://wi-not.biz/2010/04/icewine-a-royalty/) treasures the country possesses. It’s not where it originally hailed from but surely did take a dual citizenship there later. Icewines are a treat for those who like pampering their sweet-tooth in style. The luscious […]

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Fratelli Wine Session At DSIIDC

Fratelli Wine Session At DSIIDC

9Jan12 • 1 comment

DSIIDC is one of the few corporations involved with the retail sale of liquor in the country. Fratelli Vineyard’s endeavour to educate retail shop managers on wine led to the training at DSIIDC in tandem with Wi-Not. Conducting the training was Sommelier Gurjit Singh Barry with the winemakers, the brothers from Fratelli themselves, Mr. Alessio […]

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A Spanish New Year

A Spanish New Year

7Jan12 • 0 comments

Did you know that in Spain, children don’t traditionally receive gifts on Xmas Eve but on the day of the Epiphany, i.e. the 5th of January? Did you also know that it isn’t Santa Claus but the Three Kings (Los Reyes Magos) who bring these gifts? Given that there were three of these oriental kings, […]

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The Budding Gems At ISC 2011

The Budding Gems At ISC 2011

6Jan12 • 0 comments

The time of the year when the Armageddon calls all the hotels and restaurants to bring out their best armor to battle it out for the throne of the best wine-quotient in the business. Indian Sommelier Championship continues its legacy for the fourth year and makes it the best of the lot so far. With […]

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Chateaunuef-du-Pape Makes A Statement

Chateaunuef-du-Pape Makes A Statement

29Dec11 • 2 comments

To speak of the wines of the Rhone valley almost, to many a novice, seems to be a discussion of the wines of Southern Rhone, and more precisely, the wines of the region baptised Chateauneuf-du-Pape (CNDP). The recent masterclass in Delhi heralded a new beginning for these wines. We thought we knew something about them […]

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Valduero Comes To India

Valduero Comes To India

30Nov11 • 0 comments

A lovely little Spanish house recently brought their wines to India and presented the impressive array to a few enthusiasts. The wines were fantastic, coming from regions as diverse as Rioja and Toro, and of course their flagship, the Ribera del Duero. We stumbled upon Valduero when Magan was visiting a winery in Jordan and the […]

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Wine Society of India's New Offering

Wine Society of India’s New Offering

25Nov11 • 0 comments

The Wine Society of India (WSI) sends out some pretty fun mixed boxes of wines. We decided to play inspector and see just how good is good so recently, we intercepted one such box, hijacked it at gunpoint, brought it home, and then made it reveal whatever it was hiding. The wines were released back […]

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Thelema: The Will of God

Thelema: The Will of God

17Nov11 • 0 comments

Thelema is Greek for “God of Will” and this is pretty much what must have helped the Webbs install their wine dreams on their new farm (which used ot be an orchard earlier), back in the early 1980s. And that, by the way, is a Phoenix on their logo, not a duck or eagle or […]

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