High Spirits

  • Breweries in Bavaria

    There are more than 700 breweries in the the state whose biggest festival is based around beer (the Oktoberfest). Bavaria is also the original home of the German beer...

  • The global fruit wine market

    In a research paper, countries such as India, China and South Korea are regarded as export potential types of countries for fruit wines

  • The smart oak alternative

    Infusion spiral systems for wine, a patented system by The Barrel Mill in USA

  • For the lark of whisky

    Known as the 'Godfather of Australian whisky', Bill Lark, founder and global brand ambassador of Lark Distillery sheds light on the unique whiskies of Australia's island state, Tasmania By...

  • Wine at The Claridges

    Catering to wine lovers in the capital city, The Claridges, New Delhi, is set to introduce a new range of organic wines. Judith Sciarone, resident sommelier, The Claridges, New...

  • A sense of place

    Halfway between the two main California metropolises of Los Angeles and San Francisco is Paso Robles Wine Country, home to more than 200 wineries and 32,000 vineyard acres focusing...

  • Caffeine perfection

    In 2012 when craft gin was the next big thing, two men from Sydney started a coffee liqueur company. United by a love for all things coffee and drinking,...

  • The Cellars of Canelli

    Polina Bosca, the sixth generation of Italy's famous family of winemakers talks about the long association with India and how the Bosca Cellars (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) in...

  • The great beer experience

    Microbreweries have become the new buzzword allowing beer lovers to experiment with the drink. After successfully running Hops and Grains in Panchkula for five years,...

  • Partners in wine

    Fratelli Wines, an Indo-Italian venture, aims to establish wine culture among Indians and promote the market for wines in the country. Craig W Wedge, brand...

  • Taste of Tampa

    One of Tampa city's most celebrated microbreweries, Cigar City Brewing does not just produce some of the best craft beers in the region, but has...

  • A tribute to Uruguay’s natural bounty

    Bodega Garzón, an emergent family estate in the idyllic country of Uruguay, that produces limited-production premium wines from estate-grown, sustainably-farmed grapes, now has a new...

  • Washington’s whiskey

    The George Washington's Distillery at Mount Vernon, founded by the first president of the United States, was the largest whiskey distillery in America in the...

  • ARARAT: A proud heritage

    The legendary ARARAT brandy symbolises the culture, heritage and spirit of Armenia and is the most famous representation of the country worldwide. Made of local...

  • Hardys’ heritage

    A name synonymous with South Australian winemaking, Hardys, a wine company dating back to 1853, continues to carry on a tradition of acknowledging the heritage...

  • Wine notes

    A winery that has its own amphitheatre which hosts a world-class summer music concert series

  • On cloud nine

    Cloudy Bay Vineyards, located in the Marlborough region of New Zealand, has over the last three decades developed a recognisable estate wine style that not...

  • A sip to save

    Rhino Tears is a wine range that supports rhino conservation in South Africa

  • A pairing predicament

    Choosing wine that will taste good with Indian food is quite a pairing dilemma. However, hotels, restaurants, wine consultancy firms, and wine importers and distributors...

  • The secret of Terlano lies in the soils

    Soil, as a key component of the terroir, has a decisive influence on the taste, structure and development potential of wines, Cantina Terlano winery proved...

  • Turning the Trend

    With the evolution of premix drinks in India, Trinity Vintners has introduced Turning Point, a ready to drink Sangria brand, which is banking on the...

  • Fresh fizz

    After having gained ground in the India market, Casa Vinicola Zonin, a producer and exporter of some of the best Italian wines globally, is eyeing...

  • Creating Brand India

    Indian wineries are not only competing for a larger domestic market share but are also aggressively targeting international markets. Nikhil Agarwal highlights how Indian wines...

  • A pause for good health

    With a motto of promoting wine as a health drink, Rajesh Patil, founder, Pause Wines claims to be the only winemaker to print the nutrition...

  • Aged to perfection

    Made from fermented grapes and aged for almost two years, cognac is brandy but not all brandy is cognac. By Kahini Chakraborty

  • Putting the fizz in wine

    Good Drop Wine Cellars is the only winery in India specialising in fizzy wines. The company aims to broadbase wine consumption in the country and...

  • A Sparkling Future

    A niche within a niche, the champagne market in India has shown a slow yet discernible market growth over the past five years and with...