WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines

What was the hardest personal goal you’ve set for yourself? At the outset I want to reiterate that all my posts in response to the prompts given by WordPress are as related to my wine passion and not my life in general. Since my blog page is about wines only so I feel it’s justifiedContinue reading “WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines”

La Degustation Visuelle

Who are your favorite artists? I first came across Caroline Brun through my Facebook page called as The Champagne Trails and soon realised that her life and work epitomises amalgamation of two of my main interests – Art and Champagne. The fact that my page is on the topic of champagne itself, further sparked myContinue reading “La Degustation Visuelle”

Have you tried making YouTube Shorts ?

What is your favorite hobby or pastime? These days my favourite pastime is watching and making YouTube Shorts. Here’s one which I published recently: YouTube Shorts are short-form videos up to 60 seconds long which can be made and posted on YouTube. Somewhat akin to Reels on Instagram, Facebook etc, this format of short YouTubeContinue reading “Have you tried making YouTube Shorts ?”

Real Estate and Wines

What would you do if you lost all your possessions? Honestly it would be a nightmare. Losing all possessions in a material world will surely be a harrowing experience and I shudder at the mere thought of it. But as humans we are resilient and built to cope with adverse situations. In such a scenario,Continue reading “Real Estate and Wines”

Indian Food And Wine Pairing

What’s a topic or issue about which you’ve changed your mind? Pairing of Indian dishes with wines is one topic about which I’ve changed my mind over the years as a wine enthusiast. Curry and Spices Let me be honest, Indian food and Wines do not naturally make a heavenly pair. The quintessential spicy IndianContinue reading “Indian Food And Wine Pairing”

Breaking Ice At A Wine Dinner

Tell us about a time when you felt out of place. It was during my initial days in the world of wines. As a natural progression I had started attending many wine soirées and wine events happening in the town where there was always something new to learn besides making like minded friends and contacts.Continue reading “Breaking Ice At A Wine Dinner”

The Shared Destiny With My Computer

Your life without a computer: what does it look like? My computer occupies a small space along the front wall of my office next to the entrance door. Sometimes I feel we both have shared a destiny in the sense that at times there is an excessive work load on us and and yet atContinue reading “The Shared Destiny With My Computer”

How To Taste Wine

What skill would you like to learn? Disclaimer With about ten years of wine experience, I’m not a novice when it comes to wine tasting. I’ve studied it and can write notes of a wine tasting reasonably well sans identifying 20 aromas in one sniff though. To Taste Or Not To Taste There is aContinue reading “How To Taste Wine”

Life and Passion

What details of your life could you pay more attention to? I’ve come to realise that the daily prompts given by WordPress are mostly personal. This leads to twin challenges for me. First, being somewhat reserved, I feel bit uncomfortable in opening up to the world at large and second is that I try toContinue reading “Life and Passion”

Read, Observe, Practice

What’s your #1 priority tomorrow? For a man to write well, there are required three necessaries: to read the best authors, observe the best speakers, and much exercise of his own style.(Ben Jonson, 1640). Today (02 October), being a holiday here in India (and also a dry day) on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday,Continue reading “Read, Observe, Practice”