My name is Karina AGGARWAL. I entered the F&B industry with a background in journalism and started as a writer for a prominent alcobev magazine. Along the way I completed courses and trained in the finer aspects of various beverages. Subsequently I decided to launch my own online portal for all things distilled, brewed, and fermented and thus was born GiggleWater 411.
GiggleWater411 began as a blog with the purpose to share with tipplers out there all the interesting tidbits about alcohol that I came across as I scouted the web for editorial fodder. My days would be occupied with hours of reading about a type of spirit not in the least related to any piece I was working on, just because it fascinated me. After subsequent tastings and interactions with connoisseurs it dawned on me that the more I knew about the history of a drink, the more flavourful and complex it seemed. I wasn’t just tasting a spirit, I was being told a story. It is truly incredible how much there is to learn about various types of alcoholic beverages. The blog grew into a website and now there’s so much more on offer.
Gigglewater411 will give you your fix of news, events, cocktail recipes, reviews, updates on new watering holes, fun stories related to the world of alcohol and follow me on my spirited sojourns.
I also contribute to various magazines and websites in the space of wine & spirits, food and travel. You’ll find my work in GQ India, The Sunday Guardian, Liquid magazine, Spiritz magazine, Sommelier India, Burrp.com, Luxpresso and a few others.
Apart from my writing, I work in the lifestyle and F&B space as an educator, event coordinator as well as social media consultant. I do frequent workshops and trainings in the space of wine, beer, whisky and gin. To get in touch email me at – email@example.com
In case you’re wondering, ‘Gigglewater’ is what they called alcohol during the 1920s Prohibition in America. Rather apt, ain’t it? The world always seems like a nicer place after a few drinks. As Frank Sinatra so eloquently put it, “I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning, that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day.” You gotta love Sinatra!
Disclaimer: The views mentioned on the site are personal and in no way related to any magazine/website that I am associated with.
A few credentials:
- Represent India as wine judge for 3 years running at the largest international wine competition – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles. In 2013/2014 was the youngest jury member among 300 sommeliers, winemakers and wine journalists from all over the world.
- Completed a range of certificate courses – WSET, Cognac Journeys, Australian A+ wines, Diplôme de Concours Mondial.
- Only independent female whisky and beer commentator in India.