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Global wine production set to drop by up to 4% in 2014, report warns

Global wine production is expected to fall by as much as 4% in 2014, despite a rebound in France following last year's small crop, says a new report from Rabobank. Read more here.

Should You Let the Sommelier Taste Your Wine?

Is the sommelier's pretasting your bottle an expert service or an excuse for a sip of your very expensive wine? Here, the pros and cons. Read more here.

Amar'e Stoudemire takes red wine bath to recover on his off day

Have you ever done vinotherapy which is all about bathing in wine? New York Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire who's only 31 did just that recently. Read more here.

Restaurant Review: Kiyan, Dusit Devarana, Delhi

Looking for a good Delhi restaurant with a wine list worth exploring. It's time to try Kiyan. read more here.

Wine: the weirder, the better

These days, we're being as adventurous with our wine choices as with the food we put on the table. M&S stocks Sula now which is adventurous for the UK. Read more here.

The Old Wine Pairing Rules Don't Work Anymore

With a nine-course tasting menu, you can still pair wine in the traditional way, but as eating habits have changed so should wine pairing. Read more here.

Was it fine and rare wine or a homemade witches brew?

Rudy Kurniawan, once celebrated in the world of fine wines, concocted fake rare vintages in his kitchen and sold them for tens of millions of dollars. Read the story in the London Telegraph

Liquor companies and social media

Liquor advertising at best is a grey area. Does a tweet or a FaceBook post about alcohol constitute advertising? Read more here.

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Chilean Food & Wine Fest: long awaited & much enjoyed

1 Nov-Lalit ballroom r.jpgEntering its 5th year, the Chilean food and wine festival held at the Crystal Room of The Lalit Hotel in New Delhi (pictured, left) saw a full house. The event was more special this year because it welcomed the new Chilean ambassador, His Excellency Andres Barbe Gonzalez who presented his credentials to President Mukherjee in September.

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Pune's new wine club - The GrapeWine Oenophiles

IMG_1285.jpgWith its central location that offers easy access to wineries in Nashik, Baramati, Sangli and Solapur; restaurants with a good selection of wines; a mix of young professionals, travellers, foodies, expats, wine rookies and connoisseurs alike - Pune boasts a growing wine culture. Reflecting this trend is a new wine club - The GrapeWine Oenophiles. Brinda Gill reports...

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Grover Zampa Vineyards stand tall at DAWA 2014

DAWAr.jpgNandi Hills and Nashik-based, Grover Zampa recently won the first international trophy for the Art Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2014 at the Decanter Asia Wine Awards (DAWA) 2014. Read on for the news report.

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Sommelier India Issue 5, Oct-Nov 2014 Released

si_oct_nov_covera.jpgI am clinging to the belief that there are good times ahead for wine enthusiasts, but from what I hear these are sad days indeed for our young wine culture and most foodies as well. Illogical, contradictory and vague government regulations have sent the industry into a tailspin writes Reva K. Singh. Continue reading her Editor's Note below which discusses the contents of the latest issue of Sommelier India. Subscribe to Sommelier India and receive this special issue at your doorstep. Sommelier India is written by some of the best wine writers in the world and is for Indians who enjoy wine and the good life. For iPad or Android subscriptions, go here.

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Prestige and Reveilo Wines in a win-win alliance for both

In a recent alliance, Prestige Wines and Spirits has added an Indian wine to its portfolio for the first time - the Nashik-based Reveilo brand by Vintage Wines Private Limited. Reveilo Wines is very gung-ho about the new association with Prestige and is looking to tap its market potential to the fullest having just been through a phase of consolidation.

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Stunning 2015 Campari Calendar soon to be launched

16 Oct-eva-c.jpgThe 2015 Campari Calendar, of which only 9,999 copies have been printed, will be out soon. The calendars will not go on sale but will be distributed to friends of Campari around the world. The official date for unveiling the new edition is November 2014. It was shot by the internationally acclaimed and exhibited fine art photographer, Julia Fullerton-Batten, the first woman ever - in the words of the release - to get behind the lens on the Campari Calendar. Left: Eva Green is the new leading of Campari

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How do I keep an open bottle of bubbly fresh and fizzy?

champagne corks.jpegCork it tight to prevent the leftover wine from getting oxidised and flat, advises Reva K. Singh in her Wine Clinic column. But if you put a regular cork back in an open bottle of bubbly, the pressure from the carbonation inside will cause the cork to pop out. Use a Champagne stopper instead.

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