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Indian Summer in United Kingdom – a boon for English Vineyards

“English have a miraculous power of converting wine into water “  – I’m not exactly sure what Oscar Wilde meant when he said this, but I imagine turning wine into water could mean converting something as great as wine into something as common as water. Pic – Google Given that Oscar was one of London’s […]

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International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) elects a Brazilian as it’s president

  Regina Vanderlinde, a Brazilian professor of biotechnology, has been elected as the president of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) for the next three years. Holding a doctorate in biological sciences with a focus in enology from the ‘Université de Bordeaux’ Regina has been a member of the Brazilian delegation to the […]

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Run up to the Bastille Day

Wine had become a daily item of consumption in pre-revolution France In this post I return to the original theme for the fortnight and that is the “Bastille Day” – which as I wrote earlier, falls on 14th July and commemorates the storming of Bastille fort by revolutionaries in France in 1789. Now its not […]

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Wine powering the Metal way of life

・・・ Another super successful edition of the Bangalore Open Air – a heady mix of metal music, energy and talent concluded at Bengaluru, India yesterday. World over Heavy Metal is increasing getting associated with Wine which is now seen as a healthier alternative to hard drinks. Many renowned metal bands have launched their own wine […]

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Australian wines driving Chinese wine import segment

Imported wine sales in China have been showing a steady growing with present figure reported to be 40% of the total wine sold. Although France still holds its status as the largest exporter to wines to China however, as per recent reports the growth is being driven by Australia. In time period of an year […]

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Run up to the Bastille Day

Bastille Day, which falls on 14th July, commemorates the storming of Bastille fort by revolutionaries in France in 1789. Over next few posts I will be bringing out how WINE was a major catalyst in events leading up to the French revolution and beyond, so do watch this space. As of now lets admire this […]

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Home made dish featuring Brie de France Cheese with Chilean Wine

This picture is a late post. 2 years late to be precise. It’s related to our family visit to the ‘Farmers Market’ set up at the Hotel Westin Gurugram. I remember that sunny wintery noon, where it was a delight to visit various food and wine stalls neatly placed in open air. Amongst many other […]

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Madeira Wine and its role in American Independence

“Have some Madeira, m’dear, you really have nothing to fear” – the lyrics of this old song perhaps, in a way, sum up the spirit of the American Revolution. Although this can be construed as a mere oeonological perspective, however the role of Madeira Wine in the events leading to the American Independence are certainly […]

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Organic Kiwi Wine Of India

Naara Aaba is the first Indian Kiwi wine from North Eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh. The first of its kind oragnic wine is marketed in sturdy Chinese bottles and retails in Guwahati at around INR 1500

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Harro Wine Festival

Arrival of summer is traditionally celebrated in Spain with a month of fiestas, music and sport. Harro Wine Festival is one such event which is celebrated in June each year in Rioja region and involves a “Batalla de Vino” or the Battle of Wine. It begins on the night of June 28, when people of […]