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Buy on bread, sell on cheese

“Buy on Bread, Sell on Cheese” is an old saying among wine merchants. The experienced wine buyers frequently use bread as the food of choice when they are selecting wines for purchase. The reason is that a good crusty bread will cleanse your palate and prepare you to taste the next wine with an open […]

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National Vintage Report: Wine Australia

Wine Australia’s annual vintage report 2018 has been released. The report is produced on behalf of the wine sector based on survey data collected across all winegrowing regions in Australia. Quantity As per the report, Australia’s winegrape crush in 2018 has been 1.79 million tonnes. This is lower than previous year’s figure which stood at […]

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Calici di Stelle

Sometime around mid-August each year, Italy witnesses a prolific meteor shower in its skies (it is called as the Perseids Meteor Shower). Over the years the wineries started organizing wine tastings during this period. The event came to be known as ‘Calici di Stelle’ which literally means “Wine Under the Stars”. This soon turned into […]

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“YAATRA” – the new Syrah based wine from York Winery

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step” – the famous quote by Lao Tzu probably rung true for Liam Steevenson, Master of Wine as he first stepped into a York vineyard in India. In his own words “…struck by a stunning vineyard, state of the art winery and some incredible passion, I […]

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Chandon Mini – for ‘On-the-Go Lifestyle’

Celebrating 45 years of its raising, Chandon California has launched its latest innovation – the Chandon Aluminium. The colorful, single serving bottle is filled with the its popular ‘Sweet Star Cuvee’ and has been specially designed for the on-the-go lifestyle of its consumers. Created by Chandon’s head winemaker Pauline Lhote, this sparkling wine, which is […]

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Special Day for a Special Wine

‘Wineglitz’ does act as an online paparazzi at times, especially if it involves international celebrities and a prestigious wine. Wine and Glitz must be reported, I say !! On their 19th wedding anniversary, star couple David and Victoria Beckham enjoyed a celebratory meal over a vintage bottle of Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1990 in Paris. Both […]

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California Wine Festival 2018

15th Annual California Wine Festival (CWF) is being held Santa Barbara, California from 19th to 21st July 2018. One of the largest outdoor wine festivals in the state, CWF is a spectacular gathering of wine, food, music and fun at the beach and is voted the Top Food & Wine Festivals by Trip Advisor. A […]

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6 Interesting Croatian Wine Facts

Croatia, which is located astride the Adriatic Sea (across Italy) is a diverse and a beautiful country. It enjoys 2715 hours of sunshine a year. It is home to one the world’s popular dog breed Dalmatians. The hit HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’ was filmed here. World’s famous inventor Nikola Telsa was born in this […]

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Wine and the French Revolution

Alcohol has been an integral part of the social, economic, cultural and political fabric of nations throughout history. Often all these have converged and led to landmark events in history of nations where alcohol played an important catalyst. French Revolution is one such striking example. The French Revolution The French Revolution was a period of […]

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Champagne Taittinger- Official Champagne for FIFA 2018

Champagne Taittinger released a limited edition bottle of its Brut Reserve NV to celebrate its association with the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The brand, which is the official Champagne for the championship, released a souvenir bottle presented in a blue and siver box with a cosmic design to reflect Russia’s achievements in space. The bottle […]