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Magandeep Singh

Magandeep Singh

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Magandeep Singh is India\'s first French-qualified sommelier.

By Magandeep Singh

A short history of India's drinking culture

[Book extract] From the Vedic period to the time of the Persian invaders, the country has had a heady past.

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When you stop in the middle of a marathon to help someone

It also made me remember why we run.

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How the rich are screwing up the taste of wine

The unfortunate reality is that money talks, and it just doesn't know when to shut up.

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Why we like our Old Monk

It presents a much sweeter palate with notes of banana, vanilla and caramel — Christmas in a glass really.

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One glass of wine equals to one hour of gym equals to hogwash

To think you can drink yourself to a healthier you is like me imagining growing hair back.

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How to be a wine hipster

In case you are not a winemaker but say a writer, then being hipster is easier.

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Freedom is to eat meat, not be treated as a sex offender

Like sex offenders, when moving into a certain neighbourhood non-vegetarians may soon be required to put up a sign stating the contents of our daily meals.

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Japanese Single Malt better than Scotch Whisky? No, really

Scotch whisky may not be among the best five whiskies in the world, but it still doesn't mean it is inferior to any.

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Fusion is the new F word in food

It represents more failed (and flavourless) attempts than the successful ones.

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Can Indian food be "molecular-ised" and still be Indian?

Like it or not, molecular is a form of cooking and if you don't wish to consider it mainstream you have to allow it the adjective, progressive

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