Lavina Kharkwal

Bio: I am a WSET certified wine geek who loves learning, talking and writing about wine. A Post Graduate in History from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University, I studied Italian at Universita per Stranieri di Perugia, Italy and am currently learning Spanish from Instituto Cervantes, Nueva Delhi. I love travelling, exploring different wine regions and trying out new cuisines. My blog High on Wines is about my food and wine trails in India and across the world. I spoke on the "Potential for Wine Tourism in India" at the International Wine Tourism Conference IWINETC 2015 held at Reims, La Champagne, France, IWINETC 2016 Barcelona Spain and IWINETC 2019 Basque Country Spain. I attended Vinexpo 2015 and 2017 in Bordeaux France, ProWein Düsseldorf Germany 2019 and the 50th Anniversary of Vinitaly 2016 held in Verona, Italy. I get invited to wine launches, tastings and events related to wine and wine tourism both in India and overseas as I enjoy writing about them. I am a regular contributor to The Luxury Collection Magazine and Sommelier India Wine Magazine. My email is lavina.kharkwal@gmail.com & you can follow me on Twitter and Instagram @highonwines.com

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11 replies

  1. Lavina love reading the blog, this is the first time I got a chance to read through it actually. The English and the research is spot on which is quite a rarity these days. Will be following regularly now.


  2. Ve nice Blog Lavina! I will take my time and read more. Cheers! 😀


  3. I wonder why I did not find your blog earlier. Only after we connected via Facebook. 😉


  4. Hello Lavina, although I have not known you too long, know enough about you to instantly be fascinated and enjoy reading all about you and all your articles Great job and good luck.


  5. Your blog is amazing and it’s great to see people like you exploring the unexplored.

    How you get to know about food and wine events at different embassy and high commission in Delhi

    Would love to know so I can also try to attend few


  6. You bet there are hence, in traditional Alpine wine regions, vineyard altitudes have actually come down over the past 100 years. Apart from the sheer impracticality of farming on a mountainsi ac7 de, there is a greater risk of frost damage, more exposure to certain vine diseases and mostly the problem of not getting grapes fully ripe due to wind chill. High-altitude viticulture is not for the fainthearted. The freshness is the overall hallmark for reds and whites, together with a delicacy of floral and fruit characters. Yet there will also be intensity of flavor, and potentially deep colors and big tannins for certain reds. All this and their stories of so-called “heroic viticulture” make these wines a big deal.


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