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Brendon McCullum and Ritu Dalmia bat for NZ food and wine at High Commissioner’s home

Posted: October 5, 2013 at 4:22 pm   /   Wine News

BRENDON McCullum is New Zealand’s cricket captain in all three formats of the sport, an aggressive batsman, and plays for Kolkata Knight Riders. Stephen Fleming, who made his Test and ODI debuts in India in 1994, is a stylish batsman and the coach of the Chennai Super Kings (they just lost to Rajasthan Royals in […]

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Chile’s Wine Visionary, in India to Uncork Taita, Shares His ‘Very Happy Story’

Posted: October 1, 2013 at 4:18 pm   /   Wine News

WHEN Chile’s celebrated winemaker, Aurelio Montes, says Lord Ganesha has been “very kind” to him (he’s taking two statues of the elephant-headed god back to Chile), he isn’t overstating his case. Divine goodwill may be partly responsible for it, but Montes Wines, which was conceived of as a “retirement project” by four good friends, has […]

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A Brave New Swirl: The Future Belongs to Indian Wines

Posted: September 29, 2013 at 4:08 pm   /   Wine News

After getting over our old obsession with French wines, we fell in love with the New World, only to rediscover the heady liquids coming out of our own backyardIT WAS at the turn of the new millennium that I met the colourful Australian chef named Bill Marchetti, who will go down in my history book […]

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Connoisseurs Vote for Mixed Bag of Winners in Blind Tasting of Indian Wines

Posted: September 27, 2013 at 3:57 pm   /   Wine News

THE WESTIN at Koregaon Park, Pune, took a bold leap of faith and organised an event called Wines of India this past Sunday to showcase the increasing diversity emerging out of the country’s vineyards. It was a bold leap of faith because our starred hotels treat Indian wines the way they used to dismiss the […]

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Brindco’s Aman Dhall Only Indian on Paris Match Who’s Who of Wine

Posted: September 18, 2013 at 3:53 pm   /   Wine News

AMAN DHALL is acknowledged, even by his business rivals, as the emperor of the wine business in India. When the Modernite with the right degrees from Boston University and now Stanford tentatively launched Brindco International at the turn of the millennium, with a wine list that would make him laugh today (I remember Aman trying […]

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Fratelli Releases Rarest of Rare White Wine to Test Its Creative Quotient

Posted: September 14, 2013 at 3:47 pm   /   Wine News

THE WORDS ‘Sangiovese Bianco’ made me sit up and read the media release from Fratelli, a homegrown company with Italian ties and a wine portfolio that has found a growing band of loyal followers. ‘Sangiovese Bianco’, clearly, is an oxymoron. The name Sangiovese, which is used to describe the Italian workhorse grapes of a deep […]

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Top Airport Retailer Opens Delhi’s Prettiest Wine Shop at DLF Emporio

Posted: September 5, 2013 at 3:28 pm   /   Wine News

DELHI HAS just got it prettiest liquor shop next to the ever-popular Set’Z restaurant on the top floor of the DLF Emporio in Vasant Kunj. Named The Cellar, the shop, by thinking vertically, makes the best possible use of the sliver of space that it operates out of — and it has all the weighty […]

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Aurelio Montes & Brindo to Unveil Chile’s Priciest Wine at Orient Express Dinner

Posted: April 13, 2013 at 3:40 pm   /   Wine News

TAITA, Chile’s most expensive wine from the South American country’s iconic producer, Montes, will be unveiled in New Delhi at a dinner at the Orient Express on October 3, sending out the message loud and clear to the wine world that the Indian market is still not a lost cause. The dinner is being co-presented […]

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