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Chief minister Conrad K Sangma assured that there shall not be any heavy encumbrances on the local winemakers.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

‘Wave of cheer’: Meghalaya government legalises homemade wine

Hindustan Times, Shillong | By David Laitphlang | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 11:51 PM IST
The Meghalaya government on Thursday introduced the Manufacture and Sale of Home Made Fruit Wines Rules, 2020 for issuing of licenses to winemakers in the state.
The wine industry is still reckoning with gender inequality.(Unsplash)
The wine industry is still reckoning with gender inequality.(Unsplash)

A guide to women winemakers, who shone against all odds in the world of grapes

By Bloomberg | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 10:00 AM IST
Historically, places as Bordeaux, Chianti, Margaret River, and Napa were male bastions, where, with few exceptions, men owned the wineries, worked the vineyards, ruled the cellars, and sold the bottles. In the 19th century and through most of the 20th, the death of a spouse was the way women could take over family wine companies.
Satya Pal Malik was the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir before he took charge in Goa.(HT File Photo)
Satya Pal Malik was the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir before he took charge in Goa.(HT File Photo)

Does Goa Raj Bhavan serve milk?: Sena on S P Malik’s ‘wine and golf’ remark

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Swapnil Rawal
PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2020 03:30 PM IST
The Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana in an editorial said Satya Pal Malik’s remark was an “insult” to the people of Jammu and Kashmir and “tarnishes” the image of the constitutional post.
Swapping grape varieties could keep wine flowing as climate warms.(Unsplash)
Swapping grape varieties could keep wine flowing as climate warms.(Unsplash)

Swapping grape varieties could keep wine flowing as climate warms

Thomson Reuters Foundation, Rome | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2020 04:42 PM IST
Imbibing a glass or two of your favourite wine could become a rare pastime unless growers swap grape varieties to adapt to climate change, researchers warned on Monday.
Global warming will ramp up wine experiments everywhere.(Unsplash)
Global warming will ramp up wine experiments everywhere.(Unsplash)

Eight ways wine will change in 2020

Bloomberg | By Elin McCoy
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2020 01:10 PM IST
Casual, low-cost, and low-alcohol drinks that offer gluggable simplicity are having a moment, and they’ll be even more important in 2020. Read on.
Rohit Sharma tees off(BCCI Twitter)
Rohit Sharma tees off(BCCI Twitter)

India vs South Africa: ‘Wine and Rohit get better with age’ - Twitter applauds India opener

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2019 07:25 AM IST
Rohit reached his 50 before the lunch break and when the session resumed post lunch, he accelerated and attacked the spinners.
Among those adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), the risk of dementia appeared to be highest for drinking more than 14 drinks per week compared with less than one drink.(Unsplash)
Among those adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), the risk of dementia appeared to be highest for drinking more than 14 drinks per week compared with less than one drink.(Unsplash)

14 drinks a week increases dementia risk in older adults

New York | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2019 10:00 AM IST
Among those adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), the risk of dementia appeared to be highest for drinking more than 14 drinks per week compared with less than one drink.
We’ve all had struggles while trying to pair wine and food.(Unsplash)
We’ve all had struggles while trying to pair wine and food.(Unsplash)

The Taste with Vir: Rules for great wine and food pairings

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Vir Sanghvi
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 01:58 PM IST
In this week’s column, Vir Sanghvi tells us about the problems with the traditional approach to wine pairing, and what is the right way to pair food with wine.
Unrecognizable person, holding a bottle of red wine, is pouring some red wine in a wine glass.(Getty Images)
Unrecognizable person, holding a bottle of red wine, is pouring some red wine in a wine glass.(Getty Images)

A waste of good wine? Non! Spitting is essential to tasting

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON JUL 09, 2019 01:47 PM IST
For professionals -- winegrowers, oenologists, sommeliers, wine merchants -- tasting wine means assessing its appearance, or robe, its interaction with air, its aromas and finally its taste, as well as its “structure” in the mouth
Are you fond of wine too or would you rather opt for vodka, whisky, beer or something else?(The Pasta Bowl Company)
Are you fond of wine too or would you rather opt for vodka, whisky, beer or something else?(The Pasta Bowl Company)

The non-alcoholic diaries: My experiments with wine

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Kabir Singh Bhandari
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2019 04:40 PM IST
Not everyone is a fan of wine. One reason could be that wine is an acquired taste and does take a bit of commitment to learn about and like.
The customer ordered a bottle of 2001 Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande worth $335.(Twitter/@HawksmoorMCR)
The customer ordered a bottle of 2001 Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande worth $335.(Twitter/@HawksmoorMCR)

Waitress mistakenly serves $5,800 wine. Twitter applauds eatery’s response

UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2019 06:00 PM IST
Hawksmoor founder Will Beckett, while speaking to BBC, said that a manager from another branch was helping the waitress on a busy day and picked up the bottle by mistake.
Deepika Padukone poses for the photograph at Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala during Met Gala Camp: Notes on Fashion in New York City, U.S. on Monday.(ANI)
Deepika Padukone poses for the photograph at Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala during Met Gala Camp: Notes on Fashion in New York City, U.S. on Monday.(ANI)

Deepika Padukone tripped on her dress at Met Gala while sipping wine in hotel lobby. Watch video

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2020 10:25 AM IST
Deepika Padukone was seen almost tripping on her dress in a recent video from MET Gala 2019. Watch it here
Wine being poured into two glasses at a picturesque location.(Unsplash)
Wine being poured into two glasses at a picturesque location.(Unsplash)

Days of wine and no roses: The glory days of airline catering are ending

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Vir Sanghvi
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2019 09:27 AM IST
In this week’s column of The Taste With Vir, Vir Sanghvi throws light on in-flight food being served on flights in both the domestic and international sector and the wine that often accompanies the meals.
Chennai Super Kings' spinners Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir and Ravindra Jadeja interact.(PTI)
Chennai Super Kings' spinners Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir and Ravindra Jadeja interact.(PTI)

CSK vs KKR: Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir maturing like old wine - MS Dhoni

Chennai | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 04:42 PM IST
Chennai Super Kings made short work of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), thrashing them by seven wickets in a lopsided Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter.
On the night in question, I was fed and watered to distinction — or do I mean extinction?(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
On the night in question, I was fed and watered to distinction — or do I mean extinction?(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Hot food, a dry wine and an old brandy

UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2019 05:20 PM IST
“What will you have next?” Gauri’s late husband David politely asked. “I can offer you a good cigar and an old brandy”. “What more could I possibly want?”
We hear so many experts with so many different views that it is hard to know which one to believe.(Unsplash)
We hear so many experts with so many different views that it is hard to know which one to believe.(Unsplash)

The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: All about wine and the several different views on it

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Vir Sanghvi
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2019 07:20 PM IST
In this week’s column of The Taste With Vir, Vir Sanghvi talks about wine and which view out of the different ones out there should you believe.
Squadron Leader Samir Abrol, one of the two test pilots who died in a Mirage-2000 crash in Bengaluru last weeK.(HT Photo)
Squadron Leader Samir Abrol, one of the two test pilots who died in a Mirage-2000 crash in Bengaluru last weeK.(HT Photo)

Outdated jets for warriors, cheese and wine for babus: Brother of IAF pilot killed in crash pens poem

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2019 11:46 PM IST
An emotional poem penned by Abrol’s brother Sushant, posted on Facebook, states it is an “unforgiving” job to be a test pilot given the risks it posses.
With a creamy preparation like a Badami Chicken or an Afghani Chicken, white with almonds or cashews, an inexpensive red hits the spot. Above, Afghani kebabs are paired with a red Cabernet Sauvignon at Zaffran, Lower Parel.(Aalok Soni / HT Photo)
With a creamy preparation like a Badami Chicken or an Afghani Chicken, white with almonds or cashews, an inexpensive red hits the spot. Above, Afghani kebabs are paired with a red Cabernet Sauvignon at Zaffran, Lower Parel.(Aalok Soni / HT Photo)

How to pair Indian food with wine? Kunal Vijayakar offers tips

Hindustan Times | By Kunal Vijayakar
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2019 08:42 PM IST
Can it be done, given our rugged cuisines? Of course, says the foodie. As long as you forget the rules the Europeans made up.
While Turkish wine producers try to increase their footprint globally, Turkish Airlines, which flies to 120 countries, is doing its part to spread the word. It serves an array of Turkish wines. (Unsplash)
While Turkish wine producers try to increase their footprint globally, Turkish Airlines, which flies to 120 countries, is doing its part to spread the word. It serves an array of Turkish wines. (Unsplash)

Here’s why it might be time for Turkish wine

Bloomberg | By Ross Kenneth Urken
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2019 03:37 PM IST
Turkey has the fifth-largest vineyard acreage in the world. It ranks sixth globally in grape production. Today, a cheap lira could help build international sales of varietals from the land where it all began.
Screengrab from video tweeted by ANI(ANI)
Screengrab from video tweeted by ANI(ANI)

‘If I say boycott Air India, done’: Irish woman abuses crew over wine

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2018 03:47 PM IST
An Irish woman verbally abused the Air India crew on-board a London-Mumbai flight after she was allegedly refused more wine.
A $300 bottle of wine sold in the United States and Europe is made in the unlikeliest of places: at the foot of the Himalayas in China(Reuters/Representative Image)
A $300 bottle of wine sold in the United States and Europe is made in the unlikeliest of places: at the foot of the Himalayas in China(Reuters/Representative Image)

In China’s Himalayas, a wine ‘flying above the clouds’

Adong | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2018 11:34 AM IST
A $300 bottle of wine sold in the United States and Europe is made in the unlikeliest of places: at the foot of the Himalayas in China, where farmers sing traditional songs while picking grapes.
The wine is believed to date to back to the Western Han Dynasty (202 BC to AD 8) although the Xinhua report did not detail how it had been sealed and kept from evaporating.(AP File Photo/Representative image)
The wine is believed to date to back to the Western Han Dynasty (202 BC to AD 8) although the Xinhua report did not detail how it had been sealed and kept from evaporating.(AP File Photo/Representative image)

A real vintage: China unearths 2,000-year-old wine from ancient tomb

Beijing | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2018 02:38 PM IST
About 3.5 litres (118 ounces) of the yellow liquid, which officials said smelled strongly of Chinese wine when they poured it out, was discovered in a bronze pot in Henan province, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
Sonal Holland with Francis Ford Coppola
Sonal Holland with Francis Ford Coppola

Malavika’s Mumbaistan: The Godfather and the Masters of Wine

Hindustan Times | By Malavika Sangghvi
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2018 11:23 AM IST
We have been following India’s only Master of Wine Sonal Holland’s magical tour in the company of the worldwide Masters of Wine
The young company now exports to 21 countries, the United States being its main market... and wine-loving France its second.(Gik.blue)
The young company now exports to 21 countries, the United States being its main market... and wine-loving France its second.(Gik.blue)

Spain startup by college students shakes things up with blue wine

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse, Portugalete, Spain
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2018 04:26 PM IST
After two years of research at the University of the Basque Country with the help of in-house, professional chemical engineers and an outside centre for food innovation, the blue wine company Gik Live! was launched in 2015.
Although some earlier studies have linked light drinking to improvements in cardiovascular health, the new study shows that those potential gains are outweighed by other risks.(Shutterstock)
Although some earlier studies have linked light drinking to improvements in cardiovascular health, the new study shows that those potential gains are outweighed by other risks.(Shutterstock)

Light drinking is not safe, can increase risk of premature death

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2018 03:07 PM IST
There may be no such thing as light drinking. Consuming just one or two drinks four or more times per week can increase risk of premature death by 20%, says a new study.
The Russiz Superiore winery
The Russiz Superiore winery

Gourmet Secrets: A wine worth discovering

Hindustan Times | By Karen Anand
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2018 04:23 PM IST
In Italy you will find white wines you can bank on, for a fraction of the price of something similar in France
(Photo: Shutterstock)
(Photo: Shutterstock)

Chinese woman buys poisonous snake online to make wine, gets bitten and dies

Agence France-Presse, Beijing | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2018 03:37 PM IST
The woman had bought the snake on Zhuanzhuan, an e-commerce platform backed by Chinese internet heavyweight Tencent, from a seller in the southern province of Guangdong where the highly venomous reptile is endemic.
A festival dedicated to adult comics about wine is booming among the vineyards near Bordeaux.(Shutterstock)
A festival dedicated to adult comics about wine is booming among the vineyards near Bordeaux.(Shutterstock)

Why adult comics about wine is taking France by storm

Agence France-Presse | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2018 05:02 PM IST
A new wave of literature in France is combining the French love for graphic novels with their passion for wine. There’s even a festival dedicated to it in Bordeaux.
Oregon's Columbia River Gorge is known for spectacular waterfalls but it's also famous for wine, with more than 40 wineries in 40 miles (60 kilometers).(AP)
Oregon's Columbia River Gorge is known for spectacular waterfalls but it's also famous for wine, with more than 40 wineries in 40 miles (60 kilometers).(AP)

Wine, waterfalls and hiking trails make this place the perfect holiday spot

Associated Press, Hood River | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 10:01 AM IST
Are you a travel lover looking for the best offbeat vacation destination? Here’s why you should visit Columbia River Gorge!
Regions such as Saumur and Roussillon offer lots of good alternative wines.(Shutterstock)
Regions such as Saumur and Roussillon offer lots of good alternative wines.(Shutterstock)

Down on Burgundy? Try these 9 lesser-known French wines

Elin McCoy, Bloomberg | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2018 08:58 AM IST
Thanks to all the hype about wine from Bordeaux and Burgundy, it’s easy to miss out on plenty of good French wine. We offer a selection of 9 lesser-known wines that you must try.
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