Magandeep Singh

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Wine tastings: A test of humility; top 5 points to keep in mind

It’s best to be humble and keep your head down at wine tastings, or you may miss out on the joys that a blind tasting can offer

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Between sips: What’s in store?

There are certain joys one would never trust a machine with. Saving wine is one of them.

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Between Sips: In good company

The thing to remember when sampling or rating a wine for the first time is to have the right company with you.

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The difference of ‘e’

In the method of production, they may be pretty similar, but from the tactile point of view, ‘whisky’ and ‘whiskey’ are very different beasts

The difference of ‘e’

Between sips: The art of blending

Blending wines contributes to a greater new goodness, one which wouldn’t have been possible by using simply one grape.

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The wine quotient

A number with no upward limit, the wine quotient, or WQ, can be used to measure just how much you really love wine

The wine quotient

Between sips: An odd juxtaposition

Alcohol advertising is allowed solely within the premises where it is sold, constricting the target audience. If only advertisers could come up with less ridiculous ways to get the point across, the whole thing would seem les

Between sips: An odd juxtaposition

A holy treat

Israel has some of the world’s most undervalued wines in the world. A few tips on understanding them

A holy treat

Tasting times

Grading a product without food is a good way to understand its nuances, but it is always good to extrapolate the situation to fit into normal life and see how the same beverage performs there

Tasting times

Free-flowing resolves

As we enter the first Sunday of the new year, here are a few things on the beverage front that you can continue to do and continue to expect, without any unnecessary day-disrupting attacks on the quotidian

Free-flowing resolves

‘Vine-tuning’ wines

The C9P region in France has made wines since the time Avignon was the seat of the Pope. Here are a few things that set these wines apart from the other famous and expensive appellations of the world

‘Vine-tuning’ wines

From the barrel

A rise of restaurants where the food raises a toast to the beverage and not the other way round

From the barrel

The gurus of good times

The Indian Sommelier Championship, which took place for the seventh time this year, aims to test and award the best wine professionals in the business

The gurus of good times

Fraternising with the folks

Visiting a winery in India—where wine is still a burgeoning discussion and the entire industry is like a small tight-knit family—can be a unique experience

Fraternising with the folks