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  • Portrait of a Genius Oenophile

    On Apr 23, 2014 12:05:49 PM

    Argentina’s wine industry has come to be defined its passionate oenologists that put her on the vinous map. And this holds truest for the widely recognised first lady of Argentine wine, Susana Balbo, notes Bhisham Mansukhani.

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  • Is Indian industry imported wine selection going anywhere?

    On Mar 28, 2014 07:30:52 AM

    Prowein is the world biggest wine show which happens every year in Dusseldorf, Germany. The place is the mecca for everything wine. The most striking factor of this show if you are Indian buyer is how much interested the world is in India. It does not matter if your 2 year consumption from one of the winery is equivalent to a sale of a super market promotion for 1 week in USA from the same producer.

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  • The Dilemma - Passion or Economics

    On Dec 27, 2013 11:20:02 AM

    Is it easier to sell a wine which is mass produced, superbly marketed and cheaper (INR 1500/- MRP) as compared to one which is passionately made by a wine maker, hand-picked in an organically grown vineyard with minimal intervention to respect the terroir and shows what the nature provides, but obviously comes at a higher price point (INR 3000/- MRP)??

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  • My Love Affair with Shiraz, Part II

    On Sep 06, 2013 12:06:38 PM

    After leaving Roseworthy College, it was time to put all this knowledge to use. The emphasis of studies at Roseworthy was that grapes should be harvested at their maximum size because it was believed that they would be at their maximum flavour. I soon learned that this was not the case. We were also taught to pick the grapes at 12.5 Beaume which, would give you the highest possible yield.

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  • Transforming your Wine Cellar from Boring to Voila!

    On Aug 20, 2013 11:56:29 AM

    Quite often when I go to house parties, I am branded as the wine expert due to the nature of my business. I am the guy who knows wines best, well that’s what the guest who has invited me thinks! The bottles of wine served during the course of the evening often come to me first for comments. Many a times the guest invites me to take a look at the bottle collection they have stored either in a wine cellar or more often in their store room or closet.

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  • Deciphering Old World Wine Names

    On Aug 01, 2013 11:20:56 AM

    Heard a lot of wine names but wondered what they actually meant!? Here’s a simple guide to famous wine names. Old World wines are referred to by their regions. These famous region names indicate a particular type or style of wine. Read on and learn a little more about the familiar wines and discover some new ones too!

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  • Portugal – Extempore!

    On May 28, 2013 11:04:54 AM

    In today’s era of lonely planets, Google maps, trip advisors, internet chat rooms and endless number of travel books and magazines, it is more often that you already know a lot about your travel destination, even before putting your foot on the ground. All of the above are fantastic tools and make your trip very convenient, but does it really add to the charm, excitement and adventure to a trip that could have been if you were without these tools? Think again!

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  • Throw a Wine Party! We'll tell you how!

    On May 21, 2013 01:12:09 PM

    So you are having a party at home and the theme is wine. You want to make a good selection of wines that will cater to everyone’s taste but are confused? Look no further. Here are 5 simple tips to keep in mind that ensure a set of delighted guests, all high on their love for wine!

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  • Dabbling in Slovenian Wine and Food

    On May 20, 2013 12:58:54 PM

    Living in London has its advantages, especially for an oenophile like me. I come across wines from many regions, where some are more intriguing than others. One such country to be making efforts in creating a niche for itself is Slovenia. I was keen to get to know their wines, and when I heard of a dinner featuring three respected wineries, I knew, I had to fly down. 

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  • Shiraz - The Big Bold Grape

    On May 20, 2013 12:57:40 PM

    Syrah or Shiraz is a thick skinned, red grape variety that originated in Northern Rhone Valley, France and is today grown in Italy, Spain, Australia, Argentina, Chile, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States. It is estimated to be the 7th most grown variety in the world with Australia being the biggest producer, second only to France. The name Shiraz came about in Australia and is also commonly used in South Africa and other New World Wine Regions. It is referred to as Syrah in the Old World Regions and the United States.

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