No. 627: : November 21, 2014

Assistant Editor : Natasha Vohra

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VDEWS 2014: Down the Memory Lane with Hugh Johnson
Nov 21: The well-known British wine journalist, author and a celebrity speaker, Hugh Johnson is a rock star of wine education, comparable to the legendry rock group Rolling Stones since both started their highly successful careers around 50 years ago. He took the audience down the memory lane as he spoke about his career and shared his experiences of the wine world with Subhash Arora and other delegates who attended the 6th edition of the annual 4-day VDEWs (Villa d’Este Wine Symposium) organised at Villa d’Este. Since his first book ‘Wine’, appeared in

White Truffle with Red Brunello and Barolo at Artusi
Nov 21: The scarce and expensive white truffle can not only change the flavour of eggs, pasta and cheese fondue but also make simple meal like pasta take a new avatar when matched with Pinot Noir and full bodied red Brunello wines from Montalcino and Barolo, writes Subhash Arora who used the 5-day annual window and organized an exclusive dinner for the Connoisseur Members of the DWC at the up-market, standalone Italian Restaurant Artusi, last Sunday with the purpose of also experimenting matching them with red wines. When I received an email last Thursday

Passing By: Torres Ambassador at Prego and Pub Tastings
Nov 21: Emma Llorens, perhaps the youngest wine brand ambassador of Torres was in India last week when she tasted a range of their wines in Mumbai, Gurgaon at a wine dinner in the Italian Restaurant, Prego at the Westin and the Bar of the Delhi Golf Club (DGC) with wines from their estates in Spain and Chile, writes Subhash Arora who was at the Dinner and jointly conducted the Tasting with her at the DGC. Before agreeing to have the young, charming and effervescent Emma Llorens, Brand Ambassador of Bodegas Torres which has a joint venture with Gautam

Top Dry Mosel Riesling from Dr. Loosen
Nov 21: Although Mosel is known more for its high quality, excellent off-dry Rieslings, Dr. Loosen launched last week two Grosses Gewächs Reserve Riesling wines in an effort to bring back the true origins of dry Riesling in Germany, and perhaps encouraging other producers to follow the lead by Ernie Loosen who is known for the Renaissance of Riesling after its reputation had been sullied in the 70s and 80s and who has been a commercial success with the launch of the budget driven Dr. L Riesling, writes Subhash Arora. Ernst ‘Ernie’ Loosen whose delightful Rieslings

Wine Sense at Garden of Five Senses
Nov 17: What several entrepreneurs could not do it in Delhi for years due to its archaic excise laws, is about to become a reality in the wine scene in Delhi whose denizens will soon enjoy its first-ever wine festival thanks to the efforts of the Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) which will hold the 3-day event early next year, adding wine sense at the Garden of Senses, writes Subhash Arora who commends the efforts and suggests they get the blessings of FSSAI too. Earlier slated to be held in December when the plans were

Mouton 2012 Label last to be signed by Baroness
Nov 15: Mouton Rothschild continues the tradition of releasing labels based on the paintings by the well-known artistes by disclosing this week the 2012 label for its Chateau wine, designed by the well-known Spanish artist Miquel Barcelů and autographed for the last time by the owner Baroness Philippine de Rothschild who died on August 22 this year. The fresco for the Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2012 First Growth from Bordeaux, selected by the late Baroness revisits the Ch‚teauís historical emblem. Its two rams, symmetrical and face-to-face, are a

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