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Evan & Tate Comes To India
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Evan & Tate Comes To India

Grammatically and phonetically this name has caused enough internal debate. Arguments were presented as to whether it is pronounced “Evans” or “Ivaans”, to which the reply from the winery came, “Depends how posh you are; but Evans is fine.” I could further try and split hairs for the sake of argument, and agreement of numbers, […]

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Sweet Drops
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Sweet Drops

Among the many perky advantages of working at Wi-Not the only one singular one that boys voluntary turn up for and on time are the tastings. A regular affair on our work calendar, we all congregate and taste, mostly blind, an array of wines that we have managed to get our hands on. These can […]

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Tbilvino Wines; Altering Indian Palates!!
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Tbilvino Wines; Altering Indian Palates!!

The slowly growing importance of Georgian wines on the global wine scene is a surprise not just to us Indians. And why wouldn’t it be so? India has awakened to wines only recently and the world is also still only distantly flirting with Georgian produce. But Georgia is no newbie. In fact, it is one […]

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Tasting Georgian Bubblies: Bagrationi Wines
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Tasting Georgian Bubblies: Bagrationi Wines

Oldest winemaking country, over 7000 years, Georgia, has been making wines from when France, Italy, and Spain were not even born on the world wine scene. It still has its own dominance in the winemaking history. However, it has got restricted to only the north-eastern European countries and Russia. With international grape varieties emerging as […]

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Villa d'O
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Villa d’O

Lovely boutique style new french Manor-house property, Villa d’O, in the heart of the wine region of Bordeaux Right Bank (think St. Emilion, think Merlot and Cabernet Franc, think hilly terrain with small patchy vineyards, think super-expensive!). This changes the game plan, shaking up the classic with a generous dose of the kitsch and contemporary. […]

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German Riesling Masterclass
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German Riesling Masterclass

One country that never disappoints its vinous followers with its great wines is Germany. This cold-stuck country produces one of the finest, and surely the best, Rieslings in the EU. Sommelier India Wine magazine along with the German Embassy in Delhi hosted a showcase of 16 of the most discerning Rieslings from the country. German […]

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Valduero: Ribera Del Duero
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Valduero: Ribera Del Duero

Rioja is famous but then so are the regions of Priorat, Toro, and of course, Ribera Del Duero. This time around, I managed to take the convenient 2-hour bus-ride from Madrid to Aranda de Duero, the regions non-political capital, also famous for its ancient labyrinthine underground tunnels which are used even today to store wines. […]

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Bouvet Ladubay: Emerging Bubbly
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Bouvet Ladubay: Emerging Bubbly

The French Loire Valley, aka the valley of Kings, has been the land of origin of great wines. Robust Chinons, sweet Muscadets, dry whites of Saumur and Pouilly Fumé, and the rosés of Anjou that the world adores. But what puts envy in the hearts of many are their crisp, refreshing, minerally sparkling wines. Bouvet […]

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Lamplighter Wines Tasting
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Lamplighter Wines Tasting

California For the ease of understanding we divide the wine world into old-worlds and the new worlds. Old world wine countries are the more experienced countries producing wines for centuries now, namely France, Italy, Germany, Spain, and the likes. On the flipside, new-worlds are the younger breed of producers. The leader in the latter family […]

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Ribera Del Duero, At The Forefront
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Ribera Del Duero, At The Forefront

Having won the highest accolades Ribera del Duero wines are the new most talked about ones from the country. Speaking of quality this region has the maximum number of highest quality DO (Denominacion de Origen) designation wines in the country. All thanks to its unique and meticulous winemaking. The region is noted for its long […]

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UncorkFrance: Making French Wines Easy
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UncorkFrance: Making French Wines Easy

Boys love their toys, be it their smart-phones, i-whichever, mp3 players, or even something as groovy as an X-Box (or PS3). The first person in the queue for the new iPad2 was a banker gentleman. No surprises there! But what distinguishes one from another is what applications and widgets these gadgets are loaded with. They […]

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Boutinot's French Extravaganza
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Boutinot’s French Extravaganza

There is a rush of setting up a wine-related venture in India. With a great growth potential and a huge market pie to dominate on all the biggies are also rushing towards it. Some of the leading producers have already spread their wings here, and the rest are keeping a close watch on the right […]

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DeVine French Twinkles
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DeVine French Twinkles

France is a synonym to many: culinary delights, literature, fashion epitomes, elegant wines, and much more. It has always been making consistent wines in their major regions like Burgundy, Bordeaux, and Champagne. Best examples of these wines are today one of the most exquisite and expensive wines of all times. It is interesting to see […]

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Aragon Garnachas: Hike In A Variety
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Aragon Garnachas: Hike In A Variety

Spain’s prime red grape variety Garnacha-based wines (or Grenache as known internationally) are an anonymous heroine of modern winemaking. One region that does justice to the charm of this variety is the north-easterly located region of Aragon. With a unique geographical location and a surrounding competition from La Rioja, Catalonia, Navarra, Castilla y Leon, and […]

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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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