Without passion you don't have energy, without energy you have nothing. -Donald Trump
On the invitation of Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association, I toured the Sake heartlands of Northern Japan to know more about the ancient beverage that is two milleniums old. Get an overview of my exciting Sake journey by clicking the button below.
I am often referred-to as a guy who successfully turned his passion into profession. Also known by my moniker Colonel Joe due to my Army lineage, I am now a full-time Beverages writer and consultant. based in New Delhi, India.. Having multi faceted skills in the fields of Information Technology and Project Management have helped me immensely in achieving this transition.
I strongly believe that my passion for Wine & Spirits is more than skin deep- or as close chums say- betrays a celestial background. That's probably why my plunge into the beverage world started on a celebratory note, by winning a Champagne Scholarship!
The journey thereafter has been nothing short of a dream. Be it travelling to global wine heartlands to learn the art of wine making from illustrious winemakers, or sharing my passion through my writings and consumer events- I do not have a figment of doubt of where I belong !
In short, G2G symbolizes my transition from handling guns as a military man to handling wine bottles in my new role.
With more than 6 years and well over a century plus of posts behind, the blog is read in more than 30 countries by trade and consumers alike.
The articles on G2G range from wine, spirits, liqueurs to cuisine and more. Though the blog's major perspective is Indian, its orientation is international, to keep in pace with the global wine and spirits scenario.
Check out this recent wine session conducted by me at the Embassy of Portugal, New Delhi
Here's a video from my YouTube channel of an exclusive interaction with Miguel A Torres, President and Managing Director of Bodegas Torres during his latest visit to India in May 2018.
Mr. Torres addressed my queries ranging from the evolving Indian market for wine to the global climate change affecting vineyards and the much recent political turmoil in Catalunya.