India - Food & Travel Guide


India’s Napa Valley, Nashik

Caught in traffic in the choked arteries of Mumbai, you never think that you are going to be able to make it. But once you crawl out of traffic and start cutting through the Western Ghats, the mountain ranges in India’s west that also bring down the monsoons middle of the year, it is an altered universe.

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Meeting Gaia Gaja: A Wine Heiress

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The world of luxury wines is like the world of luxury cars in more ways than one. Besides the fact that both are controlled by rather small, exclusive, clubs if you like — in a single conversation it would be quite possible to name all the brands dominating either —these are also worlds ruled, quite unequivocally, by men, powerful men.

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My Visit to the Champagne Country

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Sitting in an enchanted European castle (this one complete with a moat and turrets) on top of a hill, going through a champagne lunch, minding the fish fork from the fowl, etiquette that a French meal necessitates, is the culmination of one morning’s hard labour.

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