Rosé: no longer just a summer sipper
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3w ago
Rosé wine, that perfect wine for India’s tropical temperatures and complex cuisines, has finally hit its stride in the country. And its producers are proud to speak of its history. A chat with the owner of Château Roubine in Provence During a recent visit to India, Valérie Rousselle, owner of Château Roubine, one of Provence’s 18 cru classes, spoke about why she believes the worldwide love for rosé is here to stay, and growing volumes from around the country and the continent underline her beliefs. Excerpts from our conversation: Rosé wines from Provence are not regarded as just a trend or a f ..read more
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The Gerard Basset Foundation: wine education scholarships for India
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2M ago
In April 2023, Subhadip Dey and Amit Ojha got together to form Sunburst Vin LLP. In December 2023, it applied to the Gerard Basset Foundation for a grant to expand its business. It went on to win the grant – being one of only 18 grantees out of 44 applicants from 11 countries to do so. Sunburst Vin is offering 64 scholarships to Indian wine professionals this year, availing of the grant they have won from the Gerard Basset Foundation. These scholarships aim at making wine education freely available to young people. A word about the Gérard Basset Foundation, named after the late, famous Master ..read more
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The Gerard Basset Foundation: wine education scholarships for India
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by admin
2M ago
In April 2023, Subhadip Dey and Amit Ojha got together to form Sunburst Vin LLP. In December 2023, it applied to the Gerard Basset Foundation for a grant to expand its business. It went on to win the grant – being one of only 18 grantees out of 44 applicants from 11 countries to do so. Sunburst Vin is offering 64 scholarships to Indian wine professionals this year, availing of the grant they have won from the Gerard Basset Foundation. These scholarships aim at making wine education freely available to young people. A word about the Gérard Basset Foundation, named after the late, famous Master ..read more
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Wine regions to visit in 2024
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3M ago
Make 2024 the year of wine tourism… with a difference. Away from the most popular wine regions that are on everyone’s list are some not-so-hidden gems, which are which top the list of every sommelier in the world but somehow evade the spotlight despite their fabulous wines. They also make for great destinations for wine travelers who are seeking something not-so-famous, but very unique. Here are some recommendations based on my own wine travels: Portugal Famous for: Port, the Douro Valley But don’t miss: Alentejo Visit Portugal for the history, the friendly folk, or the amazing food, but do no ..read more
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48 hours of wine euphoria in Mumbai
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5M ago
How a bunch of top-notch wine professionals from around the world came to Prowine Mumbai and discovered the city and their sense of adventure. Read on. The Cast Founders of Cellar 33: Amrita Singh and Mattia Antonio Cianca Producers present: Lydia & Chaude Bourguignon (Laroque D’Antan, Cahors, Sud Oeust), Nicolas Revolte (Champagne Gaston Revolte, Champagne), Yulia Zhadanova and Aleksi (Chateau de Birazel, Bordeaux), Alfonso and Fernando (Heredad de Atencia, La Mancha, Spain), Ivan (Murviedro, Penedes, Spain), Daniel Kiowski (Weingut Markus Molitor, Mosel, Germany), Cristiano Pighi (Orion ..read more
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Napa Valley: a wine lover’s paradise
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7M ago
Napa Valley, a ‘small but mighty’ region ( I love using this phrase!) in Northern California, is a wine lover’s paradise. It’s renowned not only for its exceptional wines but also for its stunning geography, the diversity of grape varieties it produces, and the special factors that make it a world-class wine destination. In this article, we will take a closer look at the geography, grapes, and unique elements that contribute to the allure of Napa Valley. Geography: Where Beauty Meets Viticulture Napa Valley is nestled between the Vaca Range to the east and the Mayacamas Range to the west. The ..read more
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‘We can’t control what happens to us, but we can change how we think about it’ Natalie MacLean Part 2
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8M ago
Patriarchy, bullying, harassment, gaslighting, being talked down to. These are some of the issues women face in every industry, and in wine as well. Wine professional Natalie MacLean refers to these in her memoir, Wine Witch. The interview, continued Let’s talk about patriarchy in the wine industry. Besides your own experience, there was the big Court of Master Sommeliers issue (2020) as well, among others. Do you feel the publicity and awareness of these issues are changing the way women are viewed in the industry? Have you personally seen any changes? Or do you feel the process will tak ..read more
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‘Writing this book is my way of taking responsibility for my mistakes’: Natalie MacLean, part 1
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10M ago
‘The short and fast world of social media doesn’t leave room for nuance or complexity. Everything is black or white.’ That is how wine writer Natalie Maclean introduces her latest book, Wine Witch, in which she faces her demons head-on and attempts to put her worst controversies to rest Natalie MacLean, drinks journalist and author, creator of the Unreserved Wine Talk podcast, has been accustomed to living in the eye of a storm, especially on social media, for over 10 long years. At the height of her career, the Canadian writer was at the forefront of a scandal: she was accused of being a ‘con ..read more
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‘Social media is an echo chamber of mindlessly forwarding falsehoods’: Natalie Maclean, part 1
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10M ago
‘You might think that from the title this is about an angry woman who drinks a lot of wine and owns a lot of cats. But it’s not.’ That is how wine writer Natalie Maclean introduces her latest book, Wine Witch, in which she faces her demons head-on and attempts to put her worst controversies to rest Natalie Maclean, drinks journalist and author, creator of the Unreserved Wine Talk podcast, has been accustomed to living in the eye of a storm for over 10 long years. At the height of her career, the Canadian writer was at the forefront of a scandal: she was accused of being a ‘content thief’ in a ..read more
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Log on, study, love… wine Part 2: online wine study
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1y ago
In part 2 of the series on wine learning, I share recommendations and options for online wine study…both free and paid courses. Online study is a very important consideration today for full-time as well as part-time students of wine. A very common question I often get asked is ‘What options do I have to study wine?’ Wine study in India is often pricey. For the two biggest qualifications available, the WSET (Wine and Spirits Education Trust) and CMS (Court of Master Sommeliers) there are added costs that not every student can afford. But wine is an ever-evolving subject, and the need to keep ab ..read more
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