Category: Wi-Not’s Tastevin

Australian Diaries
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Australian Diaries

“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

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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KRSMA - The New Charismatic Indian Offering
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KRSMA – The New Charismatic Indian Offering

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
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Good Earth Winery’s New Offerings

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
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Alpine Wineries- Impending Star of Southern India

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
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Pillitteri Icewines For Christmas

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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A Spanish New Year
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A Spanish New Year

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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