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A Cognac Appreciation Session with Rémy Martin VSOP
On National Cognac Day this year, I was pleased to conduct an exclusive Cognac tasting session with Rémy Martin VSOP Cognac for officers of the elite Defence services of India. Rémy Martin VSOP Cognac is shortly to be introduced on the Canteen Stores Department (CSD) shelves (a mammoth retail  chain for the Defence services) and this was a good opportunity as a curtain raiser for the brand. Click here for an overall glimpse of the evening.
A Master Class by Miguel A Torres
One of the most respected global wine personalities and the President of Torres S.A. Spain's prominent winery, Miguel A Torres arrived in New Delhi on a short trip in May 2018. After his master class where we sampled three vintages of Torres' most prestigious Mas La Plana wine, I seized the opportunity to record a video interview with him. 

What's more, my relevant blogpost gives out the video with transcript and much more...
Look Who Came Calling!
Tennis maestro, Hollywood star, sports commentator, UN Ambassador- these are the roles Vijay Amritraj has been playing at various stages of his career. But did you know that he is a passionate vino too? To the extent that he has collaborated with India's reputed winemaker Grover Zampa Vineyards to launch his eponymous label called Vijay Amritraj Reserve Collection that hit the marquee in 2014 and has been doing exceedingly  well ever since.
Vijay Amritraj was recently in Delhi to share his wines with passionate wine lovers. Here is what transpired during that stellar evening...
SulaFest 2018: India's Biggest Wine and Music Carnival Completes 11 Editions
India's biggest wine festival is getting better with the years- much like fine wine.
Here is my update from the latest version that concluded this February.

To view a quick snapshot of the fest, watch the video alongside.

Tasting Louis Treize with Baptiste Loiseau, Cellar Master Rémy Martin
It is not often that cellar masters come to your doorstep, that too with their most prized libations. Baptiste Loiseau, Maître de Chai or Cellar Master of the famed house of Rémy Martin (RM) visited India  in 2017.  I had the privilege to meet him one on one around a tasting of the famed Louis XIII (popularly called Louis Treize) cognac. Click here to read about this priceless rendezvous.
From USA With Love
On an assignment for my entrepreneurial venture ScopeBev, I was in Hyderabad recently to promote beverages from the United States of America. Wine, Spirits and Beer from the U.S. ruled the city as the promotion  connected with a vast cross section of consumers and trade in the land of Nizams.
A Blind Tasting to Decide India's Finest Wines
For the second year in a row, I was privileged to conduct a blind tasting of Indian wines for Spiritz - India's most read alcobev magazine. 36 wines were tasted  by accomplished sommeliers and wine cognoscenti to record their opinion which decided the winning wines for 2017. Given below are some images of the tasting.
When I received the neatly packed Campari Red Diaries from Aspri Spirits Pvt Ltd- Campari's importer in India, it was  apt to pour a Campari-Soda  before poring over the book. The mesmerising plot compelled me to write a review- the first ever book review on my blog Guns 2 Gewurztraminer. The result is here to see....
My Latest Wine Session for Corporate Top Honchos
Delivering an indepth wine session to Principals and Directors of a top global consultancy firm was not only a matter of privilege for me but also of immense satisfaction about practising my trade. The wines were avant garde (constrained only by the selection availabile at the venue) and so were the people. Sharing some glimpses of the electrifying session above.
World wine icons continue to visit India. It shows the promise that India holds for the wine trade even if in the long term. Bruce Cakebread of the iconic Cakebread Cellars of Napa Valley, California visited India in Feb 17 on a short trip. I had the pleasure to share dinner with him as also the privilege of a one on one conversation that dwelled among other issues, the latest concern of global community towards immigrants to the US.  Read about the stimulating conversation here.......
The Magnificent Slopes of Chianti
Few regions across the world inspire as much awe as the famous Chianti within the Tuscan wine country. I visited Piccini wines, one of the most prominent producers in the region, and shot these snaps to bring home the charm. Something we are sure that winelovers would want to feast their eyes on.....
The Effusive Charm of Montalcino
If Tuscany is the royalty of Italian wine, Montalcino is its crowning jewel. This hill town of Tuscany, 130 kms from the capital Firenze (Florence), is surrounded by slopes that produce the famous Brunello di Montalcino among other wines. Here are some images showcasing the beauty of this quaint town which I captured during my recent trip to Italian wine regions.....
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India's biggest festival of wine, music, food and more, is getting better with the years- much like fine wine. Here is my update from the latest version that concluded this February.
India's biggest festival of wine, music, food and more, is getting better with the years- much like fine wine. Read my blog post detailing SulaFest 2018 that concluded this February.
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