Hard work beats talent, when talent fails to work hard- Tim Notke
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.
Sharing my story in an interview with Forces Network
It is humbling to find my work firing the imagination of my extended family of Forces Network- a global network of Indian Armed Forces Officers, serving and retired and their families . Read the complete interaction here or download and read at your own convenience.
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.
It was humbling to share my journey of entrepreneurship from being an Army Officer to a Beverages Professional with the Commerce students of Delhi University's Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College. Young generations are the torchbearers of the nation and it feels nice to be considered as a role model for them.
Check out this recent wine session conducted by me at the Embassy of Portugal, New Delhi