The Wonderful World of Wines, an interview with an Indian Sommelier and ISC Runner-Up

Brinda Gill interviews Gaurav Dixit, restaurant manager and sommelier at The Leela Mumbai, and First Runner-Up at the 2018 Indian Sommelier Championship

How did you get introduced to wine?
My journey in the field of wines started at The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi, in 2011. I joined the hotel as a butler. I had no knowledge of wines and started from scratch. Whenever I heard or met someone talking about wine I was fascinated because the word brought with it an element of charm, wonderful stories and created a special moment. I slowly started reading wine labels, asking my seniors questions including some simple and stupid questions, and steadily built up my interest.

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