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India Witnesses It's First Ever 'Exclusively Wine' Awards

India Witnesses It's First Ever 'Exclusively Wine' Awards | Wine and Spirits:The Indian Scenario | Scoop.it

India's first and only Master of Wine was part of this spectacular show that saw wine achievers in India being honoured with their long overdue accolades.

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Getting Upfront with Dr. Giuseppe Martelli, President of Italy's National Wine Committee

Getting Upfront with Dr. Giuseppe Martelli, President of Italy's National Wine Committee | Wine and Spirits:The Indian Scenario | Scoop.it
Dr. Giuseppe Martelli, a Key wine personality from Italy talks about the Indian ontext for Italian wines.
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 Château Cos d'Estournel Vertical Tasting in New Delhi

 Château Cos d'Estournel Vertical Tasting in New Delhi | Wine and Spirits:The Indian Scenario | Scoop.it
Aymeric de Gironde, General Manager Chateau Cos d'Estournel was in New Delhi this month to conduct this well received tasting of several vintages including the much acclaimed Cos Blanc 2013.
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Discovering the Hidden Pleasures of the Wine World

Discovering the Hidden Pleasures of the Wine World | Wine and Spirits:The Indian Scenario | Scoop.it
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Vinous pleasures don't always come with big names. The vast world of wine springs up surprise charmers- provided you open out your arms to them...

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vino india - India is a market for the future

vino india - India is a market for the future | Wine and Spirits:The Indian Scenario | Scoop.it
India is a market for the future
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Christophe Thomas, Export Director Maison Joseph Drouhin feels that India may be a beginner market for now but surely holds long term promise.....

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Guns to Gewürztraminer!: Meet India's New Champion Sommeliers

Guns to Gewürztraminer!: Meet India's New Champion Sommeliers | Wine and Spirits:The Indian Scenario | Scoop.it
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Get- up, close and personal with the new champion sommeliers from India.

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vinoindia.in • September 2015 • Tête à Tête with Bill Hardy

vinoindia.in • September 2015 • Tête à Tête with Bill Hardy | Wine and Spirits:The Indian Scenario | Scoop.it
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Bill Hardy was in India recently to launch his eponymous William Hardy Collection. I took the opportunity to converse with him on the sidelines of a masterclass that he conducted with utmost passion.

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Guns to Gewürztraminer!: When Wine becomes a Magic Potion!

Guns to Gewürztraminer!: When Wine becomes a Magic Potion! | Wine and Spirits:The Indian Scenario | Scoop.it
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A BYOB gathering of Wine professionals is nothing less than a 'druid's' conference.

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Guns to Gewürztraminer!: Tasting Janus- the first 100% Grape Brandy from India

Guns to Gewürztraminer!: Tasting Janus- the first 100% Grape Brandy from India | Wine and Spirits:The Indian Scenario | Scoop.it
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India gets its first real brandy made in Cognac style.

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Guns to Gewürztraminer!: Getting your Wine Temperature Right

Guns to Gewürztraminer!: Getting your Wine Temperature Right | Wine and Spirits:The Indian Scenario | Scoop.it
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Chilling wine is not all black or white- there are shades of grey too!

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Guns to Gewürztraminer!: Lunch with an Italian Sommelier

Guns to Gewürztraminer!: Lunch with an Italian Sommelier | Wine and Spirits:The Indian Scenario | Scoop.it
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Alessandro Nesi, the sommelier from Piccini  wines was  delightful company at an Italian Bistro...

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Delhi govt considering lowering drinking age for beer, wine to 21

Delhi govt considering lowering drinking age for beer, wine to 21 | Wine and Spirits:The Indian Scenario | Scoop.it
The Delhi government is considering bringing down the legal drinking age from the current 25 to 21, though only for consumption of beer and wine, sources said.
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A positive policy development for Wine and Beer trade in the Indian capital.

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Glenn McGrath Launches William Hardy Range of Wines in India

Glenn McGrath Launches William Hardy Range of Wines in India | Wine and Spirits:The Indian Scenario | Scoop.it
Launching of a wine range by an iconic cricketer in a cricket crazy nation is surely a smart marketing move. But that is not to take away from the value offered by the wines- in this case the William Hardy wines named after the 5th generation representative of the well known Aussie winemaker.
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The Riddle of Riedel

The Riddle of Riedel | Wine and Spirits:The Indian Scenario | Scoop.it
What is so special about Riedel glassware? Are you the right candidate for buying such specialised glassware? A first hand account of tasting wine with Riedel's 'varietal specific' stemware.
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 Unwined-ing around Castello Banfi Wines

 Unwined-ing around Castello Banfi Wines | Wine and Spirits:The Indian Scenario | Scoop.it
Unwinding around wine is the latest buzzword in the Indian capital. 
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The Stimulus Theory of Wine: Thinking Beyond the 5 'S' Routine

The Stimulus Theory of Wine: Thinking Beyond the 5 'S' Routine | Wine and Spirits:The Indian Scenario | Scoop.it

Visualise this- you’re with your best buddies in a cosy bar around a good bottle of wine, sharing memories of the yore and wishing that time would just hold.

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Pausing a little to consider the intangible considerations in wine appreciation.

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Guns to Gewürztraminer!: 10 Indian Wines to Gift this Festive Season

Guns to Gewürztraminer!: 10 Indian Wines to Gift this Festive Season | Wine and Spirits:The Indian Scenario | Scoop.it
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Quality Indian wines for gifting this Diwali Season.

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Guns to Gewürztraminer!: Getting Winesome with Indian Wines

Guns to Gewürztraminer!: Getting Winesome with Indian Wines | Wine and Spirits:The Indian Scenario | Scoop.it
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Winesome India reassured wine lovers that pairing Indian food with wine is not that difficult a proposition as it is made out to be.....

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Guns to Gewürztraminer!: Mud House and Kumala Wines Debut in India

Guns to Gewürztraminer!: Mud House and Kumala Wines Debut in India | Wine and Spirits:The Indian Scenario | Scoop.it
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Domestic producers in India are expanding their portfolio aggressively to have a comprehensive bouquet of wines. Latest are Mud House wines from New Zealand and Kumala wines from South Africa that were recently launched by India's largest winemaker Sula wines. 

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Guns to Gewürztraminer!: Wine Masterclass by Bill Hardy

Guns to Gewürztraminer!: Wine Masterclass by Bill Hardy | Wine and Spirits:The Indian Scenario | Scoop.it
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Bill Hardy was in India recently to launch his eponymous "William Hardy Range" and to conduct a series of masterclasses. A report from one such masterclass in New Delhi....

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Guns to Gewürztraminer!: Bienvenue- A French Wine and Cuisine Experience on the French National Day

Guns to Gewürztraminer!: Bienvenue- A French Wine and Cuisine Experience on the French National Day | Wine and Spirits:The Indian Scenario | Scoop.it
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A truly French experience can never be without wine and cuisine!

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Guns to Gewürztraminer!: 'Pigeon's' wine flight

Guns to Gewürztraminer!: 'Pigeon's' wine flight | Wine and Spirits:The Indian Scenario | Scoop.it
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What value Glenn McGrath exactly brings to Hardys wines in terms of sales is yet to be seen, but one thing is for certain- even an average non drinker Indian has come to know of the Hardys name courtesy the  Pigeon's association as its Brand Ambassador.

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Guns to Gewürztraminer!: How to customize Ready To Drink (RTD) Cocktails

Guns to Gewürztraminer!: How to customize Ready To Drink (RTD) Cocktails | Wine and Spirits:The Indian Scenario | Scoop.it
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You don't have tro be stuck up with Ready To Drink Cocktails. You can actually let them follow your diktats...
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