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Wine Day Calendar

Each year certain days are earmarked as the Varietal Wine Days. Some of these are officially designated whereas others are celebrated through a popular consensus . Such specific wine days assume much importance since there are a whole lot of activities planned around the particular varietal and this generally enjoys a  pan world character. A host […]

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Straining of Relations affecting Australian wine exports to China

“Australia’s body is in Asia, but its mind is in the West” – the statement said to be made by a Chinese academic underlines the growing strain between China and Australia relations off late. The political bickering between the two nations is also having a fallout on Australian wine exports to China. As per some […]

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Jacob’s Creek Prosecco Spiritz to launch in UK market as Aperitivo Spiritz

Pic Credit – justdrinks.com In adherence to European Union ruling on origin protection, Pernod Ricard is set to launch the popular Australian ready to drink sparkling wine product ‘Prosecco Spiritz’ in UK market with a changed name as ‘Aperitivo Spiritz’. Prosecco is an Italian white wine made largely from Glera grape which was earlier known […]

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The Gin Rennaissance

Gin Day is celebrated world over on the 2nd Saturday of June each year. Keeping in view the pivotal status which the drink has enjoyed (with associated highs and lows) in the world’s socio-cultural environment over last four centuries, Spititz Magazine has honoured Gin on its cover and published my article as it’s Cover Story […]

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Congac Masterclass with Remy Martin VSOP

A pleasant sight of nectar in the goblet, layers of aromas on the nose and a burst of flavors on the palate – this is what Cognac does – it opens your senses to a new reality. And this is also why it has been a hallowed and much revered spirit in the drinkers’ collective […]

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To do or not to do

Should you decant a Champagne ? Some say yes – it reveals it’s character with some contact with the air. Others say no – it would loose it’s bubbles too fast Still many say – pour it in a white wine glass rather than the flute – the broader glass would partially decant it What […]

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World Wine Production 2017

World Wine Production in MHL World wine production in 2017 had been a historic low at 256.7 MHL Extreme weather events – from frost to drought – especially in Europe significantly impacted 2017 wine production, which has been historically low at 246.7 mhl – fall of 8.2% compared with 2016 Italy has once again been […]

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Wine Barrel Race in Italy

Barrel Race is traditionally a rodeo event. But in Italy it takes a different form (in many wine regions like montepulciano) where men replace the horses and lift / push wine barrels up to the finish line This event, held on the last Sunday of August, when barrels are being emptied in preparation for the […]

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When ‘Food’ pairs well with ‘Wine’

There are times, when you come across a cuisine, which either introduces you for the first time, to the much aclaimed thrill of a good ‘food – wine’ pairing or reinforces your belief in the same.. Here’s one such one. The Italian dish in the frame is named ‘Tomino’ and is ‘Greek cheese & sauteed […]

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Per Angusta Ad Augusta

A peculiar title for a wine blog ? That’s right !! The reason for this however, is that ‘Per Augusta Ad Augusta’ is the motto of the wine house named “IL Polenzo” in Italy whose wines (amongst many others) I got an opportunity to taste recently, and it means through trial to triumph Tastings were […]