Without passion you don't have energy, without energy you have nothing. -Donald Trump

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I am Ravi K Joshi a.k.a. Colonel Joe- a Beverages Professional


Check out this recent wine session conducted  by me

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My Background

Colonel Joe harvesting grapes in Brouilly, Cru Beaujolais.

I am often referred to as a guy who successfully turned his passion into profession. Also known by my moniker  Colonel Joe, I am a former Army officer, an Information Technology Engineer, a  Project Management Professional and  a Beverages writer and consultant.

 I 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 !

My Blog

Guns2Gewurztraminer, a wine and spirits blog


The title Guns to Gewurztraminer (G2G)  for a wine and spirit blog may seem unusual, but if you read its first post , things would be amply clear. 

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.

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Beverage trainings with Colonel Joe

It would be my pleasure to get in touch. Whatever be your function in the wine and spirit trade, I would be glad to explore the possibilities of us (individuals as well as businesses) working together. Even if not business, it would be nice to be a part of each other's network.




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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.

To read the transcript of the interview, click here to access my relevant blogpost.

some of my distinguished clients


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