The Lost City and a Vineyard

What aspects of your cultural heritage are you most proud of or interested in? Heritage and Wines are two of my major interest in life and both these themes figure extensively in my blog as also in my social media posts and in discussions too. Both of these passions merged during our recent visit toContinue reading “The Lost City and a Vineyard”

A family visit to Grover Zampa Vineyards, Nandi Hills

If you are a wine person and you happen to be in Bangalore, India then a visit to Grover Zampa Vineyards (GZV) becomes a foregone conclusion. Unlock 3.0 provided one such opportunity which I utilised to put together a family sojourn to this renowned winery and its vineyards. Here I endeavour to record some ofContinue reading “A family visit to Grover Zampa Vineyards, Nandi Hills”

Tour de France 2017 – and the Chilean Wine Connection

Picture – 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 ChrisContinue reading “Tour de France 2017 – and the Chilean Wine Connection”

Harvest 2016

 Lamps fired to prevent vineyard frost  “Vintage” in wine terminology refers to the year in which the grapes are picked (harvested). World over, the 2016 vintage is likely to produce lesser volume of wines as compared to previous years owing to inclement weather conditions – almost a 20 year low production as per estimates. ElContinue reading “Harvest 2016”