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Chardonnay and Pasta on a Thursday night – you deserve it!

We love an unwooded Chardonnay! The beautiful citrus flavours can be very refreshing as a glass on its own, but its complex character makes it the ideal partner on the lunch or dinner table.


Goa proposed minor increase on liquor excise duty

The Goa government has proposed to marginally increase, the Excise Duty on Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and Beer other than Milk Punch and Wines manufactured in the State of Goa or imported from


Tea brands prop up HUL’s beverage play

Sustained activity around Lipton, Taj Mahal, Brooke Bond and Taaza, including new launches and advertising, has ensured beverages perform well


Blending starts in the vineyard

by Elona Hesseling When considering the various factors that contribute to the quality of grapes, site selection, soil type and viticultural practices are certainly among the most popular. The importa

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Bilan du 1er Salon Vinipro Bordeaux

  Bilan du 1er Salon Bordeaux Vinipro Pari réussi pour Bordeaux-Vinipro         Cocktail Sweet Bordeaux Saujito Mercredi 5 Mars 2014 à 18h se sont refermées les portes de l


US: Captain Morgan White Rum to take on Bacardi

Diageo has launched Captain Morgan White Rum in the US in direct opposition to Bacardi Superior. Priced at $15.99 for a 75cl bottle, Captain Morgan White Rum will meet Bacardi head-on in what IWSR


In Sake, Japan Sees a Potential Stimulus

NIHONMATSU, Japan — As Japan confronts troubling economic data and memories of its stagnant “lost generation,” the country's government is offering a little something to take the edg


Jamie Baxter leaves COLD for new London distillery

Jamie Baxter has left The City of London Distillery (COLD) to establish a new craft distillery in the capital with Barworks founder Alex Wolpert. Alex Wolpert and Jamie Baxter will open the East Londo


Miraculous Growth expected for Grover Zampa

Jan 28: Post the merger of Grover Vineyards with Valle de Vin, Grover Zampa is set to record a miraculous year-on-year growth of 150 over 2012-13, according to the CEO Sumedh Singh Mandla and Kapil Gr


Wine Buying Tips

We wish buying wine in India was remotely an experience as the above image from a shop we visited in Bordeaux. In stark contrast, buying wines in India is anything but an experience. They maybe called


Indian liquor trio goes after the third spot

With international big boys at the top, Radico Khaitan, ABD and Tilaknagar Industries are trying to outdo each other


Wine industry in Maharashtra losing its high

NASHIK: The state's wine story is losing its sparkle. Of the 75 wineries in Maharashtra, 50 are on the brink of closure an estimated 50 lakh litres of unsold wine stacked up in barrels and winery own


Juices | Living by the sip

Is juicing really the way to give the body a healthy holiday from carbohydrates and fats, or is it just a passing fad in the long line of detox diets?


Taj/GQ Selection Tasting

19 wines this morning, blind. The object, to select wines for the readers of GQ magazine. The tyrannical editor Craig Tyson is here as is the Taj GM Michael Pownall.  So best not to screw up. The


Diageo sales in India get instant boost from USL distribution

Even as a slowdown in emerging markets has taken its toll on the first half of Diageo's current financial year ending in June, India continues to deliver strong growth to the UK-based world's largest


SA: 7 stops on the Grand Tour

According to Wikipedia, "the Grand Tour was the traditional trip of Europe (sic) undertaken by mainly upper-class European young men of means. The custom flourished from about 1660 until the


Heineken might find a larger swig of UB tough

With India's alcoholic beverages segment presenting lucrative opportunities, global behemoths are eagerly waiting to grab these. The low per capita consumption in India, which has a population of 1.3


United Spirits slashes capex plans as it struggles with slowing sales

Bangalore: United Spirits Ltd, the country's largest distiller, has slashed its capital expenditure plans and doesn't expect any significant improvement in profit margins for two years as it struggles


Disco-Era Cocktails Are Groovy Again

ARE 1970S-STYLE cocktails replacing tiki drinks as the guilty pleasure du jour? A growing number of bars and restaurants are indeed offering revamped editions of post-Watergate libations. Unlike the a



KZMCC reads like those Zionist badges on the khaki overalls of adherents of the Zion Christian Church at Moria in Limpopo, led by the handily named Saint Engenas Lekganyane. And the new 2010 vintage