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Raise a glass: The very best wines to enjoy this summer

KISHORE AND SMITA IYENGAR discover the magic of summer, bottled into gloriously grand, superlatively fragrant world wines and their delightful flavours. ‘Let the Sunshine In”….that nostalgic yesteryears...

KISHORE AND SMITA IYENGAR exult in the enchanting synergy between fine exotic perfumes and the outstanding fragrances and irresistible flavors of superlative world wines. It’s an olfactory awareness...

Champagne Armand de Brignac has today announced the exciting UK launch of the new Blanc de Blancs en Magnum. A rare champagne produced with 100% Chardonnay, the Blancs de Blancs en Magnum is the newest...

With ‘Dry January’ over, it’s the perfect time to discover why staying in is the new going out. So why not sample the nation’s favourite tipple* and hold a wine tasting at home? Here are five top...

Whether you’ve simply cut down or gone the full distance this dry January, the month-long marathon is officially over by the time Valentine’s Day reaches us. The most romantic day, this often calls...

A rare 30 year old bottle of second edition Black Bowmore single malt whisky has been bought for a record £11,900 in an online auction held by Perth-based Whisky Auctioneer. Bought by an investor from...

Cooking has turned from a survival practice into an art of the highest form, as Michelin star chefs and food enthusiasts look for innovative ways to construct new flavours. For this purpose, they tend...

With no sign of the gin comeback letting up anytime soon, Ginuary really couldn’t come at a better time. Whether you see it as mother’s ruin or it’s your go-to tipple, its best to drink your gin...

For some fabulous fizz to the toast the New Year in with (or maybe you’re just knackered and at toast at 9.48pm will do before you settle down with a hot chocolate and a peaceful night in) we’ve...

KISHORE AND SMITA IYENGAR swirl and quaff some of the world’s most eclectic and outstanding robust red wines that synergize with your celebrations this festive season! ‘Dance the body music….!’...

Christmas, we are told, is a time of celebration and indulgence (isn’t that all year round?!) well what better way is there to indulge than with food and wine – food that is sumptuous and comforting...

Get the family together, play some board games, cook the meal of the year – sounds just wonderful doesn’t it? Well maybe it’ll turn out a little more stressful than that so if you can’t...

We pick out the finest bottles of Italian fizz for you to enjoy this festive season. Ombra Di Pantera, Prosecco Superiore Brut Millesimato DOCG Ombra Di Pantera, Prosecco Superiore Brut Millesimato DOCG,...

Grand goblets take KISHORE AND SMITA IYENGAR across the world’s most distinguished and reputed WINE dining restaurants where premium labels rule the palates. AL MAHARA – BURJ AL ARAB, DUBAI, UAE This...

Skip the robust reds and pop the cork on a bottle of white wine this festive season. Stopham Vineyard’s English wines are perfect for a ‘White Christmas’. Here are our top three picks from their...

Bowmore Islay Single Malt Whisky, widely regarded as the oldest licensed distillery on Scotland’s isle of Islay, has announced the release of Bowmore 1966, a rare and refined whisky from a golden...

Everyone loves drinking champagne. But, as you would expect, there are many right ways of going about drinking such a prestigious wine. Stefano Litti, Restaurant and Bars Manager at Sopwell House in St...

Last week I was invited to visit The Source at Sula Vineyards, the beautiful Tuscan-style boutique resort situated at the site of Sula’s historic first winery which heralded the birth of Nashik as India’s...

A guide to the best wines for winter, handpicked by The Vineyard hotel’s award-winning sommelier Roman Bourger, winner of the title ‘UK Young Sommelier of the Year’ for 2016. Chignin,...

Even those who know their Chardonnay from their Champagne may not be experts when it comes to wines made from home-grown grapes. Simon Woodhead, Winemaking Director of Stopham Vineyard, explains everything...

Loch Lomond Distillery is to release its oldest and rarest single malt whisky, priced at £12k. Limited to 60 decanters worldwide, the Loch Lomond 50 Year Old celebrates generations of dedication and craftsmanship...

If it’s music to your ears, then it’s liquid symphony to your palate. KISHORE AND SMITA IYENGAR waltz with fine world wines and serenade with immortal Western Classical music scores to unravel their...

Bolney Wine Estate and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew have combined their exceptional expertise to launch a new range of premium English sparkling wines, which are available to purchase now. The Bolney...

As well as enjoyment, being a wine connoisseur brings a whole host of responsibilities that must be noted in order to ensure that your wine collection stays at its very best. We are all familiar with our...

Whisky connoisseurs and collectors from around the world will have a rare opportunity to acquire a single malt from an extinct distillery thought to be one of the oldest in Scotland. Littlemill has released...

KISHORE AND SMITA IYENGAR waltz with exhilaratingly delightful world class boutique blushful and summery wines from around the world that uplift many a fine celebrative sunshine mood! CLIFFHANGER WONDERS Valle...

The definitive luxury single malt The Dalmore is set to add to its repertoire of exceptional rare and aged whiskies with The Dalmore 40 year old. Building on The Dalmore’s pioneering heritage in the...

Luxury single malt The Dalmore has released a three-bottle, limited edition collection of whiskies matured in vintage port casks. In the year that The Dalmore’s legendary Master Distiller Richard Paterson...

Whisky analyst, broker and investment expert Rare Whisky 101 (RW101) has launched a new bespoke cask brokerage service to meet increased demand from global whisky enthusiasts seeking rare whisky still...

The Last Drop Distillers, one of the world’s most exclusive spirits company, is launching the tenth release in its prestigious collection this summer. The 1971 vintage Blended Scotch Whisky is set to...

Over the past 20 years’ fine wine has been one of the best performing asset classes, producing impressive returns on investment. This is echoed more immediately in the steady rise of the Liv-ex 100 since...

It’s no secret that the UK has developed quite a fondness for gin. With World Gin Day approaching (Saturday 10 June 2017), Steve Smith, Head Chef at Bohemia in Jersey, insists it’s time we lay off...

The best white wines for summer, chosen by leading wine expert Helen Moore. Bolney Wine Estate Bacchus 2015 An excellent alternative for Sauvignon Blanc lovers. This fragrant wine has aromas of green...

Small batch, super premium Brighton Gin will be celebrating World Gin Day (10 June) in style this year, proud to have taken top place and be voted The People’s Choice Gin in the 2017 People’s Drinks...

Hobbs of Henley, one of the longest established pleasure boating companies in the UK, has launched Henley on Thames’s very first premium gin. Mr Hobbs Henley Gin is made with a blend of botanicals that...

A vibrant and fun new expression of Cointreau, La Maison Cointreau has launched Cointreau Blood Orange. A remarkable edition, which is a new take on the Cointreau original, this new flavour is the perfect...

Travel to some of the world’s most enchanting vineyards offering unforgettable experiences along with boutique, limited edition, pedigree and award winning wines! By KISHORE AND SMITA IYENGAR Wines offer...

This spring sees Harvey Nichols introduce four new producers and 15 new English wines to its Wine Shop shelves to meet customer demand, just in time for English Wine Week. The wines from Gusbourne, Hattingley...

Wine and cheese is a truly timeless epicurean combination, bringing decadent flavour to the palates of discerning foodies for centuries. There’s something intrinsically satisfying about washing a morsel...

The most prestigious Highland single malt ever created by Glenmorangie has been revealed. Glenmorangie Pride 1974 is the distillery’s oldest, rarest and deepest whisky – and the most prized expression...

There are fewer things in life that offer more luxury than a good cigar. Except, perhaps, a good smoke and a cold glass of something to help the flavours mellow. The drink of choice for most cigar aficionados?...