New Delhi – A Hub of Art, Wine and Culture

What do you love about where you live? What I love about my city New Delhi is that it is a hub of art, wine, and culture, with its vibrant galleries, rich artistic heritage, theatre amazing wine restaurants, bars and clubs. “I asked my soul, what is Delhi? She replied, the world is the bodyContinue reading “New Delhi – A Hub of Art, Wine and Culture”

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”

The Wedding Feast at Cana

The Wedding Feast at Cana (1563), by the Italian artist Paolo Veronese is about the biblical story of the Marriage at Cana. It depicts Mary, her son Jesus and some of his apostles attending a wedding in Cana, a city in Galilee. In the course of the wedding banquet, the supply of wine becomes depleted. At Mary’s request, Jesus commands theContinue reading “The Wedding Feast at Cana”

Alexa, open the wine finder

So you shelled out a couple of grands to buy that bottle of wine and its already in your refrigerator. The day to open it has arrived, but hey wait a minute, what about the food to go with the wine? Now, you have always heard about the complex rules of food and wine pairing.Continue reading “Alexa, open the wine finder”

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”

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”

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”