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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. […]

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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. Both […]

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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, which was a period of intense social and […]

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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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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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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 […]

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Wine Day Calendar

Each year certain days are earmarked as the Varietal Wine Days. Some of these are officially designated whereas others are celebrated through a popular consensus . Such specific wine days assume much importance since there are a whole lot of activities planned around the particular varietal and this generally enjoys a  pan world character. A host […]