Wine: 100 Point Dinner

Dining with the perfect wine An amateur taster’s notes from the 100-Point dinner in Bengaluru, which featured some top-reviewed wines Last Published: Sat, Jun 23 2018. 12 49 PM IST Shoba Narayan The Wine Connoisseurs at the 100-Point dinner. Photos: The Wine Connoisseurs (TWC)   The first wine of the evening is a 2010 vintage M…

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Saathee Magazine…thank you very much.

I have been white water rafting in North Carolina, hiking in Virginia and stayed at charming hotels in South Carolina and Georgia.  Don’t know the Indian population there as well though.  Gratified to get this email today. Hi Shoba, Here’s a great review of your book in Saathee, a monthly publication serving the South Asian Community of…

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The New York Times Book Review!!

  This is the type of email that authors like to get– to put it mildly. Hi Shoba—I’m so excited to share your review in the New York Times Book Review! See attached. The review is part of a feature on travel-related books, and you’re in great company. The review is mostly summary but entirely positive.…

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Summer pleasures

Come summer and I think of the time my grandmother and I got drunk together. Our libation was the sap of the palmyra tree and it appeared like clockwork this time of year. Called padaneer in Tamil and neera up North, this sap of the Borassus flabellifer tree tasted of jaggery, coconut, and water. The men who sold it to us insisted that it had “no kick,” but was full of “strength and vitamins.”

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