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Spotlight - Sula Vineyards Rasa Cabernet

Spotlight – Rasa Cabernet Sauvignon – Sula Vineyards

Sula Vineyards and Cabernet Sauvignon need no introduction. Put them together and you have potential. This time, Sommelier @gagansaggi discusses the Rasa Reserve Cabernet with their chief winemaker Karan Vasani and learns about the wine, the idea behind it, and tastes it too.

#52Drinks52Weeks - Grappa

#52Drinks52Weeks – Grappa

The Italian ‘Firewater’ or ‘Healthy Water’ has many stories and folklore to its origin. One fact that stands true is that the winemakers were sipping on this Aqua Vitae while crafting the fine wines. Made from the leftovers of the wine industry, Grappa has been around for ages but got its name only in the 19th CE. Sommelier Magandeep SINGH

Conversations With IWBS - Udit Maheshwari

Conversations With IWBS – Udit Maheshwari

We got to know and work with Udit in certain projects and it gave us an insight into how his mind works and just how infectious his love for all things gastronomic is. Needless to say a lot of wine bottles were uncorked in the nurturing of this relationship. So here are a few questions answered by Udit in his

#TippleTalk - Wines Value and Worth

#TippleTalk – Wines: Value & Worth

Sometime back, a bottle of German wine sold for an astounding price of €12,000! It was high by all expectations, from previous auction prices to the winemaker’s expectations. And yet, somewhere in this world is a smug Chinese billionaire sitting pretty waiting for this bottle to turn up, one which he will possibly uncork for some very special occasion —

Spotlight - Vin De Passerillage - Vallonne Vineyards

Spotlight – Vin De Passerillage – Vallonne Vineyards

Vallonne Vineyard’s winemaker @gawandsanket and our Sommelier @gagansaggi discuss the only Vin de Passerillage wine in the country which is also India’s sweetest one. Sankey shares the laborious process and our Sommelier puts it to the test of taste.

#52Drinks52Weeks - Genever

#52Drinks52Weeks – Genever

Who came first? Gin, Whisky, or Genever? The ‘Dutch Courage’, Genever or Jenever or Dutch Gin or Holland Gin, call it however you like, the drink is a personality that can’t be ignored. Believed to have started in 13th CE in Belgium, it has gone through a troubled past, till as early as 1985. Now, the sun is shining over

Conversations with IWBS - Gauri Devidayal

Conversations With IWBS – Gauri Devidayal

Gauri Devidayal is a law graduate from University College London and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants England & Wales. She pursued her career as a tax consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in London and Mumbai for 8 years.After 8 years in London, Gauri returned to Mumbai where she was born and brought up. In early 2008, she met her

Spotlight - Vallonne Vineyards - Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé

Spotlight – Vallonne Vineyards – Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé

Sommelier @gagansaggi visits one of India’s only boutique winery in Nasik, the picturesque Vallonne Vineyards and talks with their chief Winemaker, @gawandsanket .Amongst many unique wines, they produce India’s only Cabernet Sauvignon-based Rosé. He says it adds more grip, structure, tannins, oomph, and colour to the wine. Learn their idea behind this wine and how it tastes.

#52Drinks52Weeks – Zweigelt

Zweigelt wasn’t always called so. The lovechild between St Laurent and Blaufrankisch, an Austrian red varietal is an interesting one. Sommelier Magandeep SINGH and Gagan SHARMA taste this Austria sweetheart this time. They decode its origins and solve the mystery behind its name, setting it apart from it German counterpart (well, not so much). St Laurent and Blaufrankisch deserve their

Conversations with IWBS - Maria Sabrina Tedeschi

Conversation With IWBS – Maria Sabrina Tedeschi

With almost 400 years of winemaking history, how do you uphold the same legacy?   Tedeschi boasts strong ties with the Valpolicella area that go back almost four centuries. Since 1630 Tedeschi has believed in the considerable potential of its wine production and has reinterpreted it in a modern key,  always striving to create a wine that can best express