Tag: "International Wines and Events"

Crushed Brands
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Crushed Brands

California is a relatively small area on the U.S.A. map but a major identity in the wine world. This source of highly reliable and consistent wines has been having the wine-aficionados dwelling in its produces for long now. Not only a great den of simple and amicable wines like Robert Mondavi and E. & J. […]

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Tasting Quinta De La Rosa Wines
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Tasting Quinta De La Rosa Wines

Of all the wines that the lovely winemaking country of Portugal has to offer, we know only of Port (the sweet red fortified wine, usually known as an after-dinner drink for the old and fuddy-duddy) and a sweet pink fizzy little number called the Mateus Rosé (in its atypical shaped bottle). But tasting two Port […]

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3rd Indian Sommelier Championship, 2010
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3rd Indian Sommelier Championship, 2010

It was again that part of the year when wine professionals roll up their sleeves and get ready for competition time. The 3rd Indian Sommelier Championship was organised by Wi-Not Beverage Solutions Pvt Ltd at the International Food and Drinks Expo, 2010, on the 3rd of December 2010. Numerous discerning candidates from over 10 prestigious […]

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Flametree Wines Visits India
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Flametree Wines Visits India

Think of New-World countries and see which one strikes first. Chances are you’d land in the country of the Kangaroos, Bundaberg Rum, BBQ shrimps, and Bondi Beach – the Down Under. Australia has a vast variety of wine regions producing practically every wine style possible with their viticultural and vinification expertise. Be it the international […]

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Fratelli Wines: Mambo Italiano
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Fratelli Wines: Mambo Italiano

Barely a day goes by without something new developing in the Indian wine industry. Fratelli Wines is the current hot topic around wine town. This Indo-Italian venture is the result of a partnership between three families from India and Italy. The Secci brothers – Alessio and Andrea – from Italy, are already well known in […]

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Tasting Watershed Wines
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Tasting Watershed Wines

Australia has emerged as a producer of discerning quality wines. It is not only south-east Australian reds that are turning heads, (all for the right reasons mind you), but also certain other regions in the country. Though they aren’t that easily seen, at least not in India, but some have the calibre to compete with […]

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Prosecco - The Italian “Champagne”
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Prosecco – The Italian “Champagne”

In the world of sparkling wines, Prosecco is a rather under-rated wine. Thinking of popping a bottle of some expensive fizzy thing on a hot date or your dad’s silver jubilee but your budget is restricted, not to mention rather limited, try a Prosecco and you won’t regret it. Made from Glera grapes (earlier known as Prosecco) […]

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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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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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