Tambola and Wine

How do you relax? Let’s face it, work can leave you exhausted and occasionally you need to unwind. For me this happens during the club night on each Saturday where I relax with a glass or two of some good wine while indulging in a game of Tambola. Tambola, which is believed to have originatedContinue reading “Tambola and Wine”

The Irrelevant ‘Bubbly’

If you had to give up one word that you use regularly, what would it be? “All champagne is sparkling wine, but not all sparkling wine is champagne” – if you like wine then most likely you have come across this phrase. The reason for this is that sparkling wine can only be called champagneContinue reading “The Irrelevant ‘Bubbly’”

My grudge against myself

Are you holding a grudge? About? Humans are creatures of emotion and we all have held grudges against someone in our life at some time or other. I’m no different, since there have been times when I have clung on to grudges against people. But with passage time and wisdom of age, I have learnedContinue reading “My grudge against myself”

A Wine Picnic in an Island

Share a story about the furthest you’ve ever traveled from home. Farthest I have ever travelled from home is the Andaman & Nicobar Islands in India. And today I share a story about how we went about organising a family wine picnic at the ocean side. Although Port Blair, the capital city of these Islands,Continue reading “A Wine Picnic in an Island”

WSET Level 3 : Pass with Merit

What brings a tear of joy to your eye? Men of my generation are not made up to display their emotions openly, both by nature and upbringing, and I’m no different. So whereas there might not have been occasions which brought a literal tear of joy in my eyes, however I in recent days IContinue reading “WSET Level 3 : Pass with Merit”

We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect

Why do you blog? Foreword Each morning when I check the daily prompt by WordPress, I fight this urge to read what other bloggers have written about it. Normally I don’t. But quite frankly today I actually googled ‘why people write” for a cursory glance. Whereas I would not let this affect my thoughts onContinue reading “We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect”

A Memorable Wine Experience at Home

Interview someone — a friend, another blogger, your mother, the mailman — and write a post based on their responses. I was not confident that my better half would agree to the idea of being “interviewed” early in the morning and that too on the topic of wine. But when I explained her that it’sContinue reading “A Memorable Wine Experience at Home”

Goodbye August, and a big hello to September.

How are you feeling right now? Image: Fillingthejars.com It’s the first day of September. Traditionally arrival of this month is symbolic of change. It marks the end of summers and ushers in the new season of fall. And right now I’m feeling excited. Next few months are slated for a major change in my professionalContinue reading “Goodbye August, and a big hello to September.”

Daily Prompts for a Better Life

What daily habit do you do that improves your quality of life? Thanks to WordPress, writing on daily prompts has become a regular morning activity for me. And this is one daily habit which I feel is immensely adding quality to my life. I will try and elaborate this in next few paragraphs. Overcoming ProcrastinationContinue reading “Daily Prompts for a Better Life”