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ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsHave you ever wondered how sparkling wine is brewed? Or how Rosé could be different from Red Wine? Ever thought about what it's like to go to wine tastings and experience different wines, fresh from the barrels? How long do you reckon would it take to get drunk on these little sips of wine that you keep taking every 5 minutes? I got to experience exactly that last week. © MensXP/Simran Arora Grover Zampa Vineyards unveiled a new centre for wine tastings and sales at their winery in Bangalore last week, and I got to visit them and experience wine tasting for the first time. © MensXP/Simran Arora From my experience, the tour was very different from how I had imagined it. I mean, I had pictured the tasting bit right, but not the endless but breathtaking vineyards or the ginormous stainless steel barrels that take up most of the space, of what would normally be an average seating hall with the height of two floors. © MensXP/Simran Arora And barrels that give the aesthetics of vintage films I'd seen growing up. © MensXP/Simran Arora There were also enormous sorting machines and crushing machines imported from countries like Germany, promising maximum efficiency in the initial stages of berry sorting and crushing, all the factors that are necessary for the production of good wine. © MensXP/Simran Arora The tour guide informed us that the harvesting time is crucial in determining the kind of wine it'll produce. For example, berries picked from old vines that aren't ripe yet, make for the most premium of vines if aged properly, while the ripest of berries make for a good dessert wine batch. © MensXP/Simran Arora A dessert wine is a kind of sweet wine usually paired with desserts, but a good sommelier ( a wine waiter/steward) will tell you that the high sugar content in a dessert wine comes from the ripe berries and can sometimes go up to 133 grams per litre, which as a number can be intimidating and I agree. However, at the right temperature in Summer evenings, it could be a refreshing sip and also a wonderful choice to get initiated with, if you want to start exploring wines because it's easy to get adjusted to it and even enjoy the drink. © MensXP/Simran Arora In a masterclass with Sonal Holland, she pressed on the importance of pairing dessert wines with anything and everything that isn't sweet because the dessert wine, in all its glory, has been quite underestimated. The Vendanges Tardives (my favourite amongst the lot) a new launch of Grover Zampa Vineyards, is a sweet wine. There is a long-standing analogy of the similar taste notes of dessert wines and gulab jamun, but unlike gulab jamun, the Vendanges Tardives doesn't stay put on the palate and it clears itself, as Sonal Holland notably pointed out. The dry wines take an experienced palate to appreciate, and while you may brush this off quickly, because I too consume wine occasionally and feel I know it all, a brand of wine like La Reserve Royale Brut, which is fermented in barrels and aged for more than 30 months at a go and has intricate notes of lemon zest, flowers, fresh hazelnuts and brioche, can only be dissected to the T by an experienced connoisseur. On the palate, the wine is elegant and you can see tiny persistent bubbles when you swirl it in your glass, something that Sonal Holland made us notice. In all honesty, after learning the minute details, I started to put more emphasis on my sips. But here's how I learned to sniff wine: you near the cup to your nose and sniff with the utmost concentration and then finally take a tiny sip that has to be gargled and taken in. The interesting part is that you can even sniff wine through its cork. Checking things like acidity also has a similar process of swirling it around the glass and gargling but also has the addition of leaning forward and checking for a tingling sensation at the back of your throat which signifies acidity. And here's an interesting thing I learnt from Sonal Holland's masterclass: acidity to white wine is like cheese to pizza. A fellow Sommelier, Kriti Malhotra talked about how in the workshops that she conducts, she likes to take her attendees to a world of familiarity to explore the unfamiliar notes of the wine. For example, she said, "a wine high on MLF, also known as a malolactic conversion, would have an aroma akin to your mother boiling milk in the kitchen". It would also have a "buttery taste" which on careful observation of more than three sips, I could sense and very excitedly confirmed that it did, in fact, have a milky tinge to it. Similarly, notes of citrus are sometimes mingled with vanilla and the barrel of wine it is aged in, in this wine's case, it was Oakwood. Finally, we were made to taste the Grover Zampa's most premium label 'Insignia', which is fermented in French oak barrels for 24 months which is equivalent to the ageing of average champagne production, this intensifies the richness of Shiraz grapes from a single vineyard. Insignia is a dry wine that leaves a trail of fruit-berries, coffee and chocolate, with a hint of black pepper that blends into a smooth finish. A wine like that is made to be aged even after being bought and needs someone well-initiated to appreciate its nuances, which is probably why I think if I would've had a developed palate like the connoisseurs around me, I would've learned to appreciate it better. And that's the thing about wine in general, while it's not everyone's cup of tea, I've learned that in order to enjoy a good glass of wine, you need it to be at the right temperature, you need an experienced palate and a couple of swirls before taking a sip. And those are exactly all the things I'm beginning to enjoy after this illuminating experience.
Donald Trump Calls Apple CEO 'Tim Apple' & Twitter Now Knows Who Doesn't Own An iPhone
ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsDonald Trump and Tim Cook have been making headlines all day today for a hilarious reason. During a conference at the White House, the US President accidentally referred to Apple's CEO as 'Tim Apple', instead or Mr. Tim Cook. ... here's the president of the united states calling tim cook, ceo of apple, "tim apple." pic.twitter.com/RTc45RFm5e — fake nick ramsey (@nick_ramsey) March 6, 2019 Goes without saying that it soon became a meme and social media is having a field day joking about it. Calling Tim Cook Tim Apple to his face is my version of the American dream. I want to look Bill Gates in the eye and call him Jim Microsoft. — Kaleb Horton (@kalebhorton) March 7, 2019 "Please, Tim Apple is my work name. Call me Mr. iPhone." https://t.co/8xcbH8p9cy — Travon Free (@Travon) March 7, 2019 Some people tried to illustrate it with cool pictures and graphic imagery and the result was...well. Tim Apple with President Orange ðð pic.twitter.com/1cI1QkA0an — suppelsa (@suppeIsa) March 7, 2019 Tim Apple on the streets... Red Delicious in the sheets. pic.twitter.com/KieaY1RuOa — Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) March 6, 2019 The legend of Timmy Apple Phone. #timapple pic.twitter.com/HvxpHwu12s — No Name (@ohheh) March 6, 2019 Low key, most people actually loved this new name! Ok but to be honest, #TimApple is probably how I would have saved his name in my phone. — Linz DeFranco (@LinzDeFranco) March 7, 2019 Someone changed Tim Cook's name to “Timothy Donald Apple” and these are the moments in which I love the internet. #TimApple pic.twitter.com/LtEsatpSyg — AndyLincoln's Finger (@Lincolns_Finger) March 7, 2019 Okay, we give full marks to Salman Bhai for this. Salman Khan did it before it was cool. #TimApple pic.twitter.com/KgtzQ9uvyf — MVelhal (@MVelhal) March 7, 2019 People were quick to make a full virtual team of all CEO's with their company name as their surname, which is hilarious. #timapple This should be a good predication for Trump aye? pic.twitter.com/UaI6oyDS0S — Krithiga Narayanan (@Krithiganarayan) March 7, 2019 New Trump-Name Generator: Your Trump-name is your first name + occupation / company. Go! #TimApple pic.twitter.com/CWGsWSwvsV — IG: @TheOriginalCult ð¥ (@OriginalCult_) March 7, 2019 Well, looks like he had too much of 'covfefe' this morning!
While we haven't even completely recovered from the 100-cr storm that was 'Simmba', which is still roaring as loud as possible at the box office, actor Ranveer Singh is back in action as an uber cool rapper who is here to show the world what 'asli hip hop' is, in the trailer announcement of 'Gully Boy'. View this post on Instagram â¤ð§ #GullyBoy #14thFeb @ritesh_sid @zoieakhtar @faroutakhtar @excelmovies #TigerBaby @aliaabhatt @zeemusiccompany A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on Jan 1, 2019 at 8:01pm PST From playing the cruel and mad king, Alauddin Khilji in 'Padmaavat' to playing the corrupt-turned-nice cop in 'Simmba', Ranveer Singh is inarguably one of the finest and the most versatile actors in Bollywood. While both the movies continue to rule the box office, if the trailer announcement of 'Gully Boy' is anything to go by, then he might just make a hat-trick of giving back-to-back blockbusters. View this post on Instagram The voice of the streets. #GullyBoy #14thFeb @ritesh_sid @zoieakhtar @faroutakhtar @excelmovies #TigerBaby @aliaabhatt @zeemusiccompany A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on Jan 1, 2019 at 7:30pm PST The video begins with Ranveer, who goes from being an underdog rapper on the streets on Mumbai to a big shot in the world of rap and Hip Hop, taking us though his life, journey and people around him and struggles he overcomes to fulfill his dream. The movie also stars Alia Bhatt and Kalki Koechlin and it will be interesting to see how the equations change, in what looks like a love-triangle. In case, you didn't know, 'Gully Boy' is based on the lives of real people and in particular the rapper, Divine. While Ranveer's fans love him for his versatility and insane levels of energy, his wife Deepika Padukone too is extremely proud of Ranveer. When Ranveer shared the 'Gully Boy' trailer announcement news, Deepika was one of the first few to comment and she wrote, "You are unstoppable," and "I love you & I am so proud of you." Directed by Zoya Akhtar, the official trailer of 'Gully Boy' will drop on 9th January and the movie will release on February 14.
Only Bhuvan Bam Knows What Ranveer & Deepika Were Discussing At Their Reception & It's Too Funny
ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsAfter a not-so-secret private wedding in Italy's Lame Como; Bollywood's latest power couple is finally back in India and recently hosted a party to replace the hashtag 'DeepVeer ki Shaadi' with 'DeepVeer ki reception'. Instagram We're talking about their wedding reception that took at The Leela Palace in Bengaluru on November 21, which was attended by the couple's friends and family members. Instagram Ahead of their reception, the couple had a brief meet-and-greet with the media and posed for pictures with them. In fact, in one of the videos, Ranveer tapped into his inner Hansa and told the photographers, "Khaana khake jaana." But, except this part, no one really else knows what exactly happened at Ranveer and Deepika's wedding reception and what were the jokes that the couple was laughing really hard at. Instagram However, looks like someone does have the answer and he obliged us all, by sharing his insights from the reception on social media. We're talking about Bhuvan Bam, the official wedding crasher who is back with his version of DeepVeer's reception and it's too damn funny and better than the original video. Insights from Deepika-Ranveer reception! ð#BBdubs #bhuvanbam pic.twitter.com/dBdxd6wIV0 — Bhuvan Bam (@Bhuvan_Bam) November 22, 2018 This is not the first time that Bhuvan Bam has created a spoof video of a celebrity. Earlier this year, he tickled our funny bones by decoding the 'desi' conversation between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at their wedding. Bunty weds Sweety (Part 1)#RoyalWedding #BBdubs pic.twitter.com/XuheJnCEhX — Bhuvan Bam (@Bhuvan_Bam) May 20, 2018 Before that, he dubbed a video from Anushka and Virat's wedding reception last year, which went viral for obvious reasons. This is what actually happened at Anushka-Virat reception! No kidding!#BBdubs pic.twitter.com/NVRqWFjkyQ — Bhuvan Bam (@Bhuvan_Bam) December 30, 2017 Now that Ranveer and Deepika are gearing up to host a grand reception in Mumbai, we can't wait for Bhuvan Bam to create a hilarious video on the same.
Twitter Knows Who All Are Invited To Ranveer-Deepika's Wedding & We Love This Guest List Already
ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsEver since Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone announced their wedding on social media, people have officially lost their calm. I'm sure I am not the only who is eagerly waiting to see what the couple is going to wear, what functions will they host, the songs Ranveer will dance to and set the stage on fire with, their wedding cake and, of course, the guests they are planning to invite to their private wedding ceremony. View this post on Instagram ðð½ A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on Oct 21, 2018 at 3:30am PDT While we don't know about other details, a Twitter user has got his hands on the 'exclusive' guest list, which hilariously defines who will take up which role in their upcoming wedding. From calling Shah Rukh Khan - 'Dulhan ka zimedar bada bhai', Amitabh Bachchan - 'Khali lifafa de ke bhar pet khane wala dulhe ka tauji' to Karan Johar - ' Dulhe ka ameer jija'; we are tripping over this guest list. Khali lifafa de ke bhar pet khane wala dulhe ka tauji #DeepVeerKiShaadi pic.twitter.com/j53SQuGQ5b — Mask Ishan (@Mr_LoLwa) October 21, 2018 Dulhe ka ameer jija #DeepVeerKiShaadi pic.twitter.com/o1hhqAzCSl — Mask Ishan (@Mr_LoLwa) October 21, 2018 He gives a special mention to Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who is 'Shadi fix karwane wala fufaji'. Shadi fix karwane wala fufaji #DeepVeerKiShaadi pic.twitter.com/D5w02xoGlJ — Mask Ishan (@Mr_LoLwa) October 21, 2018 Wait till you see what roles Arjun Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Sanjay Dutt and Akshay Kumar will play. Apni ex ki shadi mai bhi gift le jane wala shareef aashiq #DeepVeerKiShaadi pic.twitter.com/PZU14tcozs — Mask Ishan (@Mr_LoLwa) October 21, 2018 Apni ex ki shadi mai dard bhare gana gane wala ashiq #DeepVeerKiShaadi pic.twitter.com/AHVSI6kQKM — Mask Ishan (@Mr_LoLwa) October 21, 2018 Apni ex ki shadi mai daru pikeey hungama karne wala ashiq pic.twitter.com/JDl9d53Wcx — Mask Ishan (@Mr_LoLwa) October 21, 2018 Dulhe ka ameer jija #DeepVeerKiShaadi pic.twitter.com/o1hhqAzCSl — Mask Ishan (@Mr_LoLwa) October 21, 2018 Dulhe ko honeymoon ke tips dene wala dost #DeepVeerKiShaadi pic.twitter.com/97pxHMGpJt — Mask Ishan (@Mr_LoLwa) October 21, 2018 Jija ke sath masti karne wali saliya #DeepVeerKiShaadi pic.twitter.com/ipqPQdSJvE — Mask Ishan (@Mr_LoLwa) October 21, 2018 Dulhan ka zimedar bada bhai #DeepVeerKiShaadi pic.twitter.com/s7En7gR4TI — Mask Ishan (@Mr_LoLwa) October 21, 2018 Dulhan ka NRI wala dost #DeepVeerKiShaadi pic.twitter.com/GOMmhoBOiJ — Mask Ishan (@Mr_LoLwa) October 21, 2018 Bacho ko zabardasti dulha dulhan ke sath photo ki demand karne wala chachaji #DeepVeerKiShaadi pic.twitter.com/vWWrSKnwQ9 — Mask Ishan (@Mr_LoLwa) October 21, 2018 Dulha dulhan ko zabardasti couple dance karwane wale dost #DeepVeerKiShaadi pic.twitter.com/6OWCMCntQb — Mask Ishan (@Mr_LoLwa) October 21, 2018 Shadi mai sirf ladkiyo ko chedne anne wale dulhe ke tharki dost. #DeepVeerKiShaadi pic.twitter.com/PosqFqWwak — Mask Ishan (@Mr_LoLwa) October 21, 2018 Shadi mai tun rehne wala dulhe ka nashedi dost #DeepVeerKiShaadi pic.twitter.com/iFJ3D8FBmU — Mask Ishan (@Mr_LoLwa) October 21, 2018 Ranveer and Deepika are getting married on November 14 and 15. Reportedly, the couple will have two weddings - one in Kannadiga style and one in North Indian style. The couple will also host a star-studded grand reception in Mumbai on December 1.