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Vineyards At Your Doorstep

To withstand the march of concrete, many cities are embracing the concept of urban vineyards. Carol Wright reports on this exciting development 

7 mins read
Sommelier India
January/February/March 2018

The Rise Of Bordeaux Cru Bourgeois

The 1855 Classification of Bordeaux is a 19th century ranking of wines that are much sought after. The upside is that today’s discerning customer can also get superb value from lower classed crus. Ashika Mathews explains

6 mins read
Sommelier India
January/February/March 2018

The Birth Of Brandy And The Craft Of Cognac

On a recent visit to India, Baptiste Loiseau, Cellar Master of the House of Rémy Martin met Karina Aggarwal. What follows is a fascinating glimpse into the origins of brandy and the emergence of Cognac as the best example of it

4 mins read
Sommelier India
January/February/March 2018

My Strategy Was To Bring In Pocket-friendly Wines Of Reasonable Quality

Q&A with an Industry Insider

3 mins read
Sommelier India
January/February/March 2018

Kanya Asia's Top Single Malt Whisky

Shortly after Kanya won the award for Asia’s top single malt, Ruma Singh bumped into a thrilled Paul John at Bengaluru airport and extracted a promise for an interview. Excerpts from the interview follow

6 mins read
Sommelier India
January/February/March 2018

Beating The Heat In Akluj

Five cool-climate grapes are growing well at Akluj in southern Maharashtra in the vineyards of Fratelli Wines and their wines are making exciting, unusual blends. Brinda Gill reports

6 mins read
Sommelier India
January/February/March 2018

Castello Banfi

Putting Brunello di Montalcino on the global map

4 mins read
Sommelier India
January/February/March 2018

Wine In The City Of A Hundred Spires

Brinda Gill visits Veltlin – an iconic wine bar in Prague that offers a variety of “authentic” wines sourced from producers in the erstwhile Austro-Hungarian Empire

3 mins read
Sommelier India
January/February/March 2018

All That Glitters Is Not Gold True Or False

False! Michael Fridjhon recently returned to Marques de Riscal in Rioja after 25 years and came away hugely impressed by the quality of the wines despite the increase in volumes 

5 mins read
Sommelier India
January/February/March 2018

Watering The Wine

Stories of French producers watering the wine may not be a crime but a way of improving the ageing of wine.

2 mins read
Sommelier India
September/October 2017

Waiting For Maxime

Jancis Robinson meets Burgundy’s young new prodigy, and is impressed by his extraordinary story and tasty wines

5 mins read
Sommelier India
September/October 2017

Tian De Legumes A Complete Meal In A Dish

Margaret Rens shares a recipe for a nutritious one-dish meal prepared with vegetables from her kitchen garden at Château Coulon Laurensac

4 mins read
Sommelier India
September/October 2017

Silver Streak 25 Years Of Grover Vineyards

Ruma Singh traces the history of Grover Vineyards, currently marking 25 memorable years of winemaking in a journey closely linked to the Indian wine industry’s own history

8 mins read
Sommelier India
September/October 2017

The Bangalore Black Tie in France

Stanley Pinto, TBBT founder and president, on the club’s 10th anniversary expedition

3 mins read
Sommelier India
September/October 2017

Cecchi Family Passion & Progress

Imported to India by Fratelli Wines, Famiglia Cecchi represents one of Tuscany’s top family wineries blending innovation with tradition

6 mins read
Sommelier India
September/October 2017

Of Feasts And Fairs

On June 21, 2017, Vinexpo closed its doors on the 20th edition of a venerable fair that for many remains the epitome of what an exhibition should be

3 mins read
Sommelier India
September/October 2017

Cava Cava

On a visit to Catalonia in Spain, Vikram Achanta takes a train to Cordorníu winery, the world’s oldest and second-largest producer of bottle-fermented sparkling wine

6 mins read
Sommelier India
September/October 2017

Back To The Shop Floor

AWSET Level 3 graduate and Certified Sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers, Harish Acharekar recently joined The Table restaurant in Mumbai as Head of Beverages. He was previously Marketing Manager – Western Region for Brindco Sales. Prior to that he worked with the Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai as Assistant Hotel Sommelier/Beverage Manager. The Table is the only stand-alone restaurant to have an in-house Certified Sommelier. Quoting Master Sommelier June Rodil of Austin, Texas, Acharekar says, “To run a successful beverage programme you have to be part of a successful restaurant.” Reva K Singh asks him how he views his new job

5 mins read
Sommelier India
September/October 2017

A Stylish Champagne

Based in Epernay, Marie-Christine Osselin is an integral part of the Moët & Chandon team. Osselin was in India in May to promote Moët Ice Impérial, a champagne designed to be drunk with ice. Here, she shares her insights with Sommelier India

3 mins read
Sommelier India
September/October 2017

Taxing Times For Wines

If you’ve ever wondered why wines in India are so expensive and unevenly distributed, Sumedh Singh Mandla offers an insider’s take on the topic 

4 mins read
Sommelier India
July/August 2017

It All Started With Escoffier...

The Gout de France event is held around the world on March 21 every year. Isabelle Beau De Lomenie attended one of these celebrated dinners in Delhi

3 mins read
Sommelier India
July/August 2017

Stunning Asparagus Salad And White Bordeaux

A passionate cook and wine lover, Margaret Rens shares tried and tested recipes that her friends and family have appreciated over the years, along with tips on the perfect wines to pair. Here’s a perfect summer recipe

4 mins read
Sommelier India
July/August 2017

Great Quality, Low Yields

The 2017 harvest in India produced grapes of top quality, writes Piyush Gadkari

4 mins read
Sommelier India
July/August 2017

Celebrating India's Culinary Heritage

With decades of experience in running kitchens across the globe, Chef Sriram Aylur is a great champion of Indian regional cooking, as Roopa Gulati discovered

7 mins read
Sommelier India
July/August 2017

The Dire Effects Of Climate In The Vineyard

An unprecedented and catastrophic  wave of frost, biting its way through gentle buds and developed flowers, destroyed much of the expected vintage

4 mins read
Sommelier India
July/August 2017

On The Fast Track Elyse Lambert, Master Sommelier

On The Fast Track Elyse Lambert, Master Sommelier

3 mins read
Sommelier India
July/August 2017

A Bottle Or A Magnum? Take Your Pick

It’s a favourite  belief of wine professionals that the larger the wine bottle, the slower but more magnificent the evolution of the wine inside it

4 mins read
Sommelier India
July/August 2017

The Enigma Of The Indian Wine Consumer

Sonal Holland shares her findings in “India Wine Insider”, a seminal study she undertook as part of her Master of Wine research paper

4 mins read
Sommelier India
July/August 2017

Wine Fills The Heart With Courage

Ajit Balgi interviews Paris Sigalas of Domaine Sigalas in Santorini, a wine region in Greece that pre-dates Plato

3 mins read
Sommelier India
July/August 2017

The Culinary Artist From Italy

A good chef is an artist. Give him a palette of ingredients and he knows exactly how to create a masterpiece. And he carries around with him his palette box or, in this case, spice box plus secret recipes of the simple food cooked in his grandmother’s kitchen. Rojita Tiwari meets Chef Francesco Francavilla who creates masterpieces with locally sourced ingredients in traditional Italian recipes at Vetro, The Oberoi, Mumbai.

4 mins read
Sommelier India
August - September 2016

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