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Learning from your Wine Mistakes

Through this post I wish to drive home the following lesson about wines..or shall i say about ‘wine and food pairing’ to be precise. And that is ..”Learn from your mistakes” During my early days of learning wines i was lucky to receive a timely advice from the Indian wine maestro – ‘the wineguyindia’. And […]

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A Day Filled with Surprise

It was a day filled with surprises. Picked out from the bucket wish list was ‘The Pasta Bowl Company’ which became the venue for our family outing – a mini reunion of sorts since son came down from Jaipur (hostel) and we two from the emerald islands (Andamans). Going by standard yardstick of ‘”white wine […]

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4 Basic Wine Elements

When I was doing my wine course, my instructor had said – “remember these four basic elements in a wine – if these are present then the wine will have the potential to age”. His words since got imprinted on my wine memory. Today, I feel happy to share these with everyone in form of […]

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Coravin Screw Caps

Coravin is the magical contraption that allows you to draw wine from a bottle without opening the cork. This way you can pour limited portion of wine without worrying that the balance will go bad. Certainly an oeonological boon, is it not ? However, can Coravin be used for screw cap wine bottles as well […]

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No price is too high for a wine passion

India-EU FTA Summit : Negotiating Free Trade in Wines INR 9K for Barolo !!  I exclaimed so loudly in my mind that I’m sure the lady next to me in the wine retail shop, heard it. Not sure whether she actually did, but I could sense in her the same predicament which most of Indian […]

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WSET Advanced Certification

Completeting WSET Level 3 has been a proud achievement for me in my wine journey. Hoping that more wine education comes my way.

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Wine Party

So, you want to throw a wine party ?

Parties are integral to the wine eco-system. Be it wine-tasting, wine promotion, wine social or a formal black tie wine dinner, it often becomes incumbent upon a wine enthusiast to attend these. While some of such wine parties are commonplace and soon forgotten, there are others which by their excellent conduct, become memorable and much […]

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Tour de France 2017 – and the Chilean Wine Connection

Picture – https://twitter.com/ConoSurWines Tour de France, presumably the greatest bicycle race in the world, was held in France from 01 to 23 July 2017. The tournament was won by Chris Froome of Britain. But there’s a wine connection too associated with the sporting event. Read more to find out. “Tour de France 2017: Britain’s Chris […]

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Cava de paraje –  the Grand Cru of Cava       

Cava, the Sparkling wine wine from Spain has, over recent years, gained much favour amongst wine consumers world over and this along with Prosecco (Italian bubbly) is increasingly proving a viable competition to the French Champagne. Now, “Cava de Paraje“, the new proverbial ‘grand cru’ of Cava, could become a reality soon –  according to […]

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Interview with the winemaker, Pio Boffa, Pio Cesare

An Interview with Pio Boffa

Pio Boffa – Owner of Pio Cesare Wine House