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

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 isContinue reading “Chandon Mini – for ‘On-the-Go Lifestyle’”

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. BothContinue reading “Special Day for a Special Wine”

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. AContinue reading “California Wine Festival 2018”

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 thisContinue reading “6 Interesting Croatian Wine Facts”

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 ofContinue reading “Wine and the French Revolution”

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 bottleContinue reading “Champagne Taittinger- Official Champagne for FIFA 2018”

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’sContinue reading “Indian Summer in United Kingdom – a boon for English Vineyards”

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

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 notContinue reading “Run up to the Bastille Day”