Chef David Kinch

Manresa is huge in California and indeed the US. I dined there with my daughter recently. It was a celebratory meal. I wrote about it for my latest column for Sommelier India.

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Mistress of Wine

Mistress of Wine, Uma Chigurupati wears many hats with equal poise & grace BY SHOBA NARAYAN ON JULY 24, 2018 Shoba Narayan paints an engaging word-portrait of Uma Chigurupati, a woman who wears many hats with equal poise and grace Clad in a chic white shirt and matching pants, Uma Chigurupati stands beside her husband, Krishna at KRSMA vineyard in…

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Napa Women winemakers

Is there a feminine style of winemaking? My column in Sommelier India

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Heritage Spirits of India

A panel I moderated on Indian spirits

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Wine: 100 Point Dinner

An amateur taster’s notes from the 100-Point dinner in Bengaluru, which featured some top-reviewed wines

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Wine and Poetry

A wine nerd weaves through the realms of high poetry, family banter, and memorable evenings spent in the company of a fine grape

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Mogra & Merlot: what a lovely title

Encompassed two important aspects of my life. Home » Leisure ‘Mogra’ and Merlot From Kerala ‘kasavu’ saris as tablecloths to ‘mogras’ in banana- leaf cones as centrepieces—is there an Indian way of entertaining? Last Published: Sat, Feb 24 2018. 04 14 AM IST Shoba Narayan ‘Mogra’ adds the perfect Indian touch and perfume to any home. Photo: iStockphoto…

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Talking wine with Anna Abbona

Anna Abbona of Marchesi di Barolo winery was in India on a four-city tour to
promote her wines. I spoke to her about her wines

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Master Wine Aromas Tasting Kit by Aromaster

Over the years, we become lazy smellers—wine tasting is a good way to change that

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What’s cooking, Gaggan Anand?

The 39-year-old chef’s Bangkok restaurant Gaggan, which claimed the top spot in the list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants for the third time in a row, is all set to close in 2020.

Shoba Narayan brings to you a taste of his new avatar

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