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#52Drinks52Weeks Armagnac

#52Drinks52Weeks – Armagnac

Do you know Cognac wasn’t the first French Brandy? Armagnac it was!! Sommelier Magandeep SINGH talks about its history, appellation, parts of its regions, and how its production process makes it a unique spirit in the world of distillates. Watch and learn..

Conversations With IWBS - Yangdup Lama

Conversations By IWBS – Yangdup Lama

This week around we sit down with one of the most recognised awarded, experienced and skilful set of hands behind the wood, the one who is behind some of the best bars in India and can be credited with launching the careers of some of the most lauded mixologists today – Yangdup LAMA! He certainly needs no introduction but we

#TippleTalk - India and the Michelin

#TippleTalk – India and the Michelin

Recently, I was privy to a very finely curated meal by the German Sühring Twins who run Bangkok’s top table. The two had been flown down courtesy of Raaj ‘Sanguine’ Sanghvi and they set up camp at The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi, from where they’d dole out a few very coveted meals (thank you German Tourism for the gracious

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