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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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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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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Napa Valley wines

Inside Napa Valley wineries: part II In theory, making organic biodynamic wines is simple; just let nature do its job. Let the grapevine dance with the moon, dodge the sun, discover the stars 4   Shoba Narayan Napa’s Screaming Eagle. Photo: Eric Risberg/AP Beyond the blue yonder where chocolate-coloured grapevines stretch as far as the…

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Napa Valley. Wine. Sonoma Valley. Part 1

People in America, California particularly, have access to a ridiculous amount of great wines, many sold direct from wineries through wine clubs.  Here is a sampling.  Naturally, this being written for an Indian paper, there is an Indian angle.   Inside Napa Valley wineries: part I An Indian winemaker gets the best out of California…

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