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Sameer Seth Says:

Looking for Imported Port Wine in India, please help

Posted @ July 21, 2017 17:45

 

Subhash Arora Says:

 

Wine is not allowed to be sold online in India. Arora

Posted @ July 12, 2017 11:17

 

Anurag Agrawal Says:

 

hi is it possible to sale wine online I am interested if possible kindly tell me system Thanks

Posted @ July 12, 2017 10:23

 

Tony Devitt Says:

Hi Subhash, Well written. I agree with your sentiments that it is disappointing that alcohol has been left out of the GST. It does allow for corrupt practice and unfortunately encourages those who have become disillusioned with the democratic process. It is good that GST has been introduced but the process seems terribly compromised. Regards Tony.

Posted @ July 10, 2017 14:58

 

Subhash Arora Says:

 

It used to be available at Delhi Duty free. Not sure if available in India- Not in DDF anymore. Arora

Posted @ July 03, 2017 14:10

 

Bigi Varghese Philip Says:

 

Hi, I had seen a blog about wincarnis the tonic wine in your site. It would be great to know where to get it in India?

Posted @ July 03, 2017 14:05

 

Subhash Arora Says:

Grapes are harvested in Jan- Mar in India generally. October may be a bit too early but you may visit the vineyards then. Best time is in Jan- Feb. Arora

Posted @ July 03, 2017 13:10

 

Rupa Das Says:

Glad to know the details of Vineyard and Harvest report. I like to know what is the time of grapes . I like to visit any vineyard and wineries in the 1st week of October 2017--- can I get permission to see those? In the 1st week of October , can I see grapes in vineyard? Please reply soon.

Posted @ July 03, 2017 12:50

 

Dr.H.A.Rodrigues Says:

 

Dear Sir, I would be most obliged if you could assist me in finding agents who could handle our award winning fruit wines, liqueurs and Ice Berg Vodka. We are a winery/distillery in Newfoundland Canada. very best wishes Hilary Rodrigues

Posted @ July 03, 2017 12:18

 

Naren Says:

 

Hi I am living in Australia and met few wine producers recently. would like to know what are the procedures and licences to import into India. I would like to start with Hyderabad or pls give me some contacts who can help in this regard thank you Naren

Posted @ July 03, 2017 11:10

 

Subhash Arora Says:

Thanks, Raju, My job is to report about what is happening. I am no fan of 'Port' or any cheap fortified wines being made and misused both in terms of nomenclature and the consumer-especially I am told in South India. However, according to the laws today in India, they do form a part of wine segment and Sula, Grover and Fratelli have all joined in the number game- and making money too! Subhash Arora

Posted @ May 26, 2017 12:05

 

D N Raju Says:

Dear Mr Subhash, You have rightly left out the plonk port wine sales and compared growth of only premium wines in this article ! Increasing market share of "Premium wines" made in India is a true benchmark to measure the quality and acceptability of Indian Wine ! Frattelli's endeavor to increase their share in premium and quality wine segment is a good sign and needs to be appreciated ! D.N.Raju (Darby) Bangalore Soma Vineyards A sense of place !

Posted @ May 25, 2017 14:34

 

Anirudha Says:

I am interested in making wines from mango and other fruits. What is the market for mango wine like for India? Who should be the target customers in India ? How should I go about it? What are the general equipment needed for wine making in general? What will be the typical cost of these equipments? Also what will be the typical area required for the processing of wines? Await your feedback Thanks and Regards Anirudha

Posted @ May 17, 2013 11:34

 

Subhash Arora Says:

Thanks Dommaraju. While I am more frustrated than everyone else on the slow pace of change but we must acknowledge that this is new culture being superimposed on our Indian culture which is thousands of years old. It will take time. People have to be educated and we can only train them to make a better choice based on the facts today. But we cannot force it. I believe we have to be more discriminating , yes. Responsible Drinking must be the tagline across the Board. Once again thank you for the recognition of the efforts. Subhash Arora

Posted @ April 27, 2017 14:03

 

Krishnamaraju Dommaraju Says:

Subhash, you have created a buzz in wine circles in our country. Time those who govern us start thinking on what Wine means and what is responsible drinking! Let us become a little more discriminating.

Posted @ April 27, 2017 12:30

 

Vikash Says:

 

Hi, We are a wine, spirits, coffee & fine foods importer & distributor, also have our own wine shop and restaurant in Mauritius. We distribute primarily to hotels & private clients. Our wine folio includes; Australia, New Zealand, France, Italy, South Africa. Sourcing at present Spain, Chile, Argentina, Germany. We are indeed looking for two sommelier (a male & a female) with good understanding on wine, young, presentable and dynamic. Interested party please contact us with your CV Thanks & K.Rgds Vikash Natureland Products Ltd Vikas Building | 7th Mile Triolet | Mauritius

Posted @ April 18, 2017 14:25

 

Man Mohan Says:

 

I have a friend in australia who wants to export exotic wine from in australia and wants a distributor in india. Interested parties may contact on +919999666254

Posted @ April 17, 2017 11:50

 

Subhash Arora Says:

Let this be a matter of record that the government has been pre warned!! Unfortunately,in this country,every strategy and policy has some underhanded unknown agenda of personal gain. Incredible India!!

Posted @ April 12, 2017 11:10

 

Alok Chandra Says:

What a bad idea for the government to get into making & marketing wine! Even the Wine Park proposed near Vijayapur (Bijapur) is a travesty - I had trashed the concept when it was first mooted, but apparently there are vested interests bent on pushing this through, even though its been proven in Maharashtra that Wine Parks do not work.

Posted @ April 12, 2017 10:00

 

Subhash Arora Says:

Obviously, it is from very old stock. Perhaps well beyond its prime. But no harm in trying. I suggest you serve it at the earliest. Drink if it is pleasant. In any case it won't harm you even if it is not in good shape. Arora

Posted @ March 14, 2017 15:50

 

Binay Says:

Retailer has given me turning point manufactured in 2010. Is it good for consumption...

Posted @ March 14, 2017 13:20

 

Gabriella Diverio Says:

Hi, I would like to subscribe to your newsletter that I previusly received to another email adress. Thanks Mr. Arora, you might remember me from a visit to Piedmont many years ago. Sincerely , Gabriella Diverio

Posted @ February 27, 2017 11:17

 

Ashwini Says:

Article is very well detailed. Thank you. AMGO Beverages is a global company, based in Mauritius, representing Arabella Wines/Lords and Zandvliet for export around the world. Do let us know if any importer is interested to expand their portfolio with some South African Wines.

Posted @ February 17, 2017 14:19

 

Jaidev Singh Says:

I have tasted wines of Armenia...very healthy and tasty. ..One thing I want to know whether agricultural pesticides are being used for producing fruits for wine ? If not I am ready to promote Arme iam wines in India and NZ...

Posted @ February 17, 2017 13:12

 

Mijo Renic Says:

 

Dear Sirs I am interested for importing Wine from Spain, France and Italy to India. Where I can get more information about procedures, permits, licenses?? How much will aproximatelly cost to establish a company that will be allowed to sell wines in "5" main Indian provinces or states? Is there any quotas that I need to provide in order to start sellin? Looking forward to hear from you Mijo Renic

Posted @ February 15, 2017 17:45

 

Subhash Arora Says:

The numbers do not mean much though some producers show them to keep a slight difference in quality. I don't know the difference between a 5 and 7 though.

Posted @ January 23, 2017 14:17

 

Srijoy Says:

Hi, what do the numbers on these 'port' wines mean.. how is a No.5 different from a No.7? What does it mean if there is no number at all.. like in the Vinicola bottle!

Posted @ January 23, 2017 14:00

 

Dimas Says:

Hello to everybody, I´m Export Manager of one of the biggest wineries in the world, for bottling wine the label must be printed with some rules all over the world. size of volume of quantity in ml or cl more than 4mm like the alcohol degree in %, not consuption for pregnant,…. and contáins sulphites. For bulk wine is in bulk so do not need. the documents for both are the same, Origin certificate, analysis made by an official laboratory, invoice, parking list and BL to retry the goods from port. If you ask to any supplier ask him always the price with incoterm CIF so he must give you the price to the port you choose, if you need more info I will be grateful to answer you. best regards.

Posted @ January 19, 2017 11:35

 

Gaia Says:

Superlative article Subhash! Congratulation! The most precise and clear I read so far. Grazie! Best Gaia

Posted @ January 11, 2017 12:26

 

Mark Cohen Says:

Huge volumes also leave Australia in bulk for rebottling at destination under the Australian brand. for more details contact Malescowinebroker.com

Posted @ January 05, 2017 14:20

 

Milan Says:

 

hi, looking for career as alcohol tastes, please advise and provide details how to pursuit in this line.

Posted @ December 01, 2016 15:40

 

Amit Nigam Says:

 

Respected sir, myself Amit Nigam, i am from Gwalior Madhya Pradesh and working in liquor industry from last 14-15 year and now from last 3 year doing business of red wine with Patel wine and fruit processing industry,Ratlam they have brand retail outlet with the name of AMBI WINE SHOP. i have 2 wine shop in Gwalior and want to expand it with other cities of M.P. upcoming year i have presented recently a paper of red wine at prestige institute of Management Study,Gwalior. Sir, now i want to dedicate my rest of the career in wine industry and for this i want to take membership with your academy first. sir i have done MBA-Marketing at 1999 batch and doing Ph.D in management and now wants to do any certified course of Wine weather its degree course or diploma course actually i want any degree course which will enhance my knowledge of wine as well as enhance my career too. sir i hope you will help me in this matter and make me a part of IWA, Thanking you, regards, Amit Nigam Gwalior,Madhya Pradesh Mobile.09826014171

Posted @ November 28, 2016 11:35

 

Subhash Arora Says:

 

No, sorry.

Posted @ October 24, 2016 11:57

 

Jeremias dsouza Says:

 

Good day, I wanted to know if u r conducting court of master sommelier course in india.

Posted @ October 24, 2016 11:15

 

D N Raju ( Darby ) Says:

Dear Subhash Very useful coverage. .thank you for sharing the words of wisdom on tourism from such stalwarts ! With immense appreciation Darby Raju Bangalore Soma Vineyards "A sense of place"

Posted @ October 21, 2016 12:40

 

Subhash Arora Says:

 

Presently we do not conduct regular courses but oranise wine appreciation classes frequently. Arora

Posted @ October 07, 2016 14:27

 

Sunil Says:

 

Hi, I am interested in information about the wine courses you offer. I would appreciate it if you would help me out with some details. Regards, Sunil

Posted @ October 06, 2016 12:30

 

Chaitanya Sethi Says:

 

I want to do masters in food and wine but unable to find institute help me out to give any information regarding any institute or university conduct this course.

Posted @ October 03, 2016 15:57

 

Auldrin Dsilva Says:

 

Hello Sir/Madam, I am interested in starting my own Business of Sell of Retail wines (Imported). I truly need your assistance in the same

Posted @ September 29, 2016 10:30

 

Subhash Arora Says:

 

The land is ok for a small winery but not for grapes. You need to find out where grapes will be available from- Chennai, Bangalore or Nashik. + you need a license to produce in Chennai. Best to start in one of the two states- Maha or Karnataka. You should consult the producers there to give you consultancy to start there. Subhash Arora

Posted @ September 27, 2016 11:12

 

Sathish Says:

 

HI, I'm sathish from chennai, currently i'm a wine maker in home based, I’m experiment with wines like fruit wines, red wine, white wines. I have a dream to start a wine manufacturing in india. can you please guide be where to start what all i needed. or any reference pls? All i want to small scale now, i have 2acre land in thirupathi and pondicherry. is that enough to make a small wine factory? is possible? my contact no: +917845636643 Awaiting for your reply. Thank you so much

Posted @ September 26, 2016 17:32

 

Shira Says:

 

Hello :-) You have any idea where in delhi I can find Barolo wine (2006-2009) for RELATIVELY lower price ? Thanks Shira

Posted @ September 24, 2016 11:07

 

Sebastiano Ramello Says:

Dear Sal, sulphites are not the main problem related to motion sickness wine head, but certainly a high level of sulfites with out controllaton are not good for our body. Regarding Tannins in part you are right, the tannins are one of the other causes that affect intolerance, but not the main, the main cause related intolerance linked to wine, especially red, are the histamines. There is a relationship between Histamines and tannins. to obtain a wine with histamines below the 0.5 mg / liter as request from "Low Histamines" group can not be used wooden barrels, as in the wood are bacteria, the main cause of histamines and tannins are also other cause. For more information you can contact me freely

Posted @ September 19, 2016 11:17

 

Rajeev Samant Says:

Subhash - our wines were selling very well indeed at Duty Free departure outlets when suddenly State Excise authorities in their wisdom decided that local products being sold in DF threatened their excise duty collections as they might "leak" into the domestic market. Finally we have found the route that satisfies these authorities and you can expect to see our wines back on the shelves very soon! It has been tremendously frustrating and not at all in keeping with our PM's "Make in India" mission...obviously State Excise doesn't listen to Mann Ki Baat.... RS

Posted @ August 29, 2016 14:40

 

Subhash Arora Says:

None. Subhash Arora

Posted @ August 01, 2016 11:15

 

S Acharya Says:

Which red wine brands in India have Nebbiolo grapes????

Posted @ August 01, 2016 10:00

 

Subhash Arora Says:

Thanks a lot Reva for the compliment. The only way I know to feel and stay young!! Subhash

Posted @ June 29, 2016 12:36

 

Reva K. Singh Says:

Subhash, you're indefatigable! All the very best from Sommelier India.

Posted @ June 29, 2016 10:30

 

Subhash Arora Says:

Thank you Alok

Posted @ June 23, 2016 14:22

 

Alok Chandra Says:

Congratulations, Subhash - a singular achievement

Posted @ June 23, 2016 14:10

 

Subhash Arora Says:

Thanks Mark. Subhash

Posted @ June 23, 2016 13:38

 

MARK WALFORD Says:

Dear Subhash, CORRECTION Many congratulations from all at Soula with an "o". Keep up the good work. Best wishes, Mark

Posted @ June 23, 2016 10:00

 

Joseph Machado Says:

Jesus the greatest wine maker of all times Feels so nice n humble n great when friends of other ffaths also acknowledge god who is one the universe is one & he has discovered we humans thank him for thr gift of wine Lets all enjoy it n thank him jesus the true wine

Posted @ May 24, 2016 10:57

 

Subhash Arora Says:

 

Check out www.delhiwineclub.com in detail. Subhash Arora, President

Posted @ May 04, 2016 16:53

 

Vipin Yadav Says:

 

09811566935 Wish to Know about activities and Vinery visit of club and details of Membership

Posted @ May 04, 2016 15:00

 

Jaydeep Kudale Says:

Dear Sir, The article on wine and health were very informative. the personnel working in wine industry must try the above recommendation for better experience and confidence. from 2010 I have made and tried all home made fruit wine with ayuredic combination such as jambul wine with cru cumin. regards, Jaydeep Kudale.

Posted @ April 29, 2016 10:37

 

Subhash AroraSays:

Thanks for clarifying. Cliff has been my hero and the news was relevant to many of our Indian readers of my era. The news reports in rhe British Media have been slightly unclear. This should help clarify. Subhash Arora

Posted @ April 18, 2016 12:15

 

j east Says:

Sir Cliff is not selling his home or his vineyard (which is one of 3 vineyards supplying grapes to the Adega do Cantor winery). Nigel Birch, who is Cliff's partner in the business (but not property) is selling the winery buildings, two houses and a vineyard - Cliff does not own any part of that. The sale is not related in any way to Cliff's "situation". It's most likely that Cliff will continue to provide the new owner of Adega do Cantor with grapes from his vineyard.

Posted @ April 18, 2016 11:20

 

Subhash Arora Says:

I totally agree. The Article is precisely for that reason. I have mentioned the sick wineries. Thanks for the further validation of my thought. Of course SULA is the glaring exception though Rajeev has neither confirmed nor denied what Yatin told me. Subhash Arora

Posted @ March 16, 2016 17:22

 

Alok Chandra Says:

Subhash,when only 5 - 6 wineries have actually been set up at the wine park and most are struggling, 7 new applications are suspicious - perhaps only to get the allottment/ land at favourable prices.

Posted @ March 16, 2016 11:12

 

Subhash Arora Says:

I could not agree with you more Alok. This seems to be a ridiculous idea and those approving would look even more ridiculous. Frankly, I contacted Dr. Krishna before publishing. ( I even called you!). He is not there in the KWB and I could not contact Mr. Somu. Since you are in Bangalore you should meet up with them and see what they really have in mind. Maybe they got a media release to check out the reaction of the people. Maybe, the newspaper Deccan Herald made a booboo-trying to break the story. Truly a half baked idea and possibly a half baked or planted story. Needs further investigation and there is no one better than you in Bangalore. Subhash Arora

Posted @ March 08, 2016 17:10

 

Alok Chandra Says:

The proposal to have the Karnataka Wine Board set up a vineyard and winery anywhere is a bad idea - one that will only benefit the state government officials concerned. The Government should not be in business: its role should be confined to making policies that facilitate the wine business, and in regulation of standards. Mark my words: the venture will cost the state government about Rs. 100 Crore over five years - money better spent elsewhere.

Posted @ March 08, 2016 16:30

 

Subhash Arora Says:

It will be available only in Mumbai though. Arora

Posted @ February 27, 2016 13:40

 

Prrieti Mathreja Says:

Once this wine is available with you'll please contact us we would like to try one .

Posted @ February 27, 2016 10:10

 

Joseph machado Says:

India wines are doing great drinkers market growing year on year but why can't indian taxes come low as other states atleast on wines since we are in mumbai imported medium wines are comparatively same priced excise rates are high why that's why people are confused ?

Posted @ February 22, 2016 14:00

 

Remie Law Says:

If indeed it was a "study of studies" (I could not confirm while searching Reading U), it would represent the culmination of many studies from various sources that resulted with the same or similar conclusions. This is as opposed to research/study by a single entity. Further, University of Reading is a leading research facility for these type of studies, which reinforces its conclusions. Given the above, I do agree that the subsequent Press coverage reads too much in Reading U's conclusions. The actual extracts were much less effusive than the Press' enthusiasm.

Posted @ February 22, 2016 13:36

 

Chintamani Rao Says:

I'm sure strangulating regulations had a lot to do with its closure -- as you say, a law-abiding liquor business is very hard to run in this country -- but from a member's perspective it lost its raison d'être a long time ago. In the last three or four years of its eight or so it had become nothing but a pushy retailer. This was a long time coming. Chintamani

Posted @ February 05, 2016 10:40

 

Subhash Arora Says:

I agree with you totally Dan. I know FTA is a good thing like the Article mentions about Japan and Korea. Also, the big factor will be China and Hong Kong (if we consider it quasi- China-especially for fine wines). The cheaper wines I feel will face increasing competition from Argentina where the currency went down by a whopping 30% in just over a month and the export tax has been removed. Interesting times for Australia- the No.1 exporter to India!! (a bit tongue and cheek remark, since there are no emoticons!!) Subhash Arora

Posted @ February 04, 2016 15:20

 

Dan Traucki Says:

Please bear in mind that the Australian dollar has fallen quite significantly as well over the last 12 months, and that the CHAFTA agreement only came into force in late December. These two factors will continue to drive export increases in 2016. The Free trade agreements will have a considerable positive effect over the next few years. As an example Chile signed their FTA with Japan around 7 years ago, at the time they were #5 imported wine and now they just overtaken France as #1, in just 7 years. So providing there are no major global ructions I am confident that Aussie wine exports will grow substantially over the next few years, as the wines deliver a lot of flavour for their cost. Cheers Dan Traucki- Wine Journalist

Posted @ February 04, 2016 14:24

 

Hitoshi Yokota Says:

I'd like to promote Japanese "SAKE" in India. Would you kindly introduce me good Wine importer in India? We are already organized a Japanese SAKE Brewer company for exports to India.

Posted @ February 03, 2016 17:43

 

Joseph Machado Says:

Ever exporter and wine supplier abroad wants to have a share in Indian marketour importer bears the price in their countries If our importers find their taxation n import duty price very high + excise taxation then the exporter should bear some costs and lower his price if he wants his product to sell in India market or else forget it

Posted @ January 21, 2016 14:20

 

Niharika Thakur Says:

Hi I am interested in knowing more about membership and also about wine appreciation / tasting events.

Posted @ January 18, 2016 11:13

 

Palak Puri Says:

Hi, I am an architecture student, residing in chandigarh. I want to know whether any new wineries are proposed in India. Please revert back as soon as possible. It would be a great help. Thank you!

Posted @ January 15, 2016 12:22

 

Nidhi Shah Says:

greetings! i would like to if you provide with any wine tasting study and practical course or any courses in relate to wine. thank you.

Posted @ January 13, 2016 15:50

 

Subhash Arora Says:

Now that I have met all three and discussed the project at length, I should clarify that the Mullineux and BAS own equal share with one of the two promoter still holding a very small percentage of shares. Subhash Arora

Posted @ January 11, 2016 12:34

 

Prem Jolly Says:

hi tony can you call me on 0777087100 lost ur details from the indian wine expo in nov

Posted @ January 06, 2016 15:30

 

Subhash Arora Says:

It's also good for pregnant mothers, those who have to drive frequently and where religion or social mores do not allow consumption of alcohol. Subhash Arora

Posted @ December 25, 2015 14:20

 

Ganesh Kumbhar Says:

Hello, The concept of the non-alcoholic wine is really awesome. Even now a days everybody against alcohol this product will be overcome with new rays in this industries. I really appreciate the concept & really want to experiment in my town.

Posted @ December 25, 2015 13:10

 

Nishanth Says:

Sir, I wish to study wine making so I can prepare it at home. please help me

Posted @ December 16, 2015 14:48

 

Subhash Arora Says:

Thanks for mailing the link Tony-it has been duly posted in the Comments section with due credit to you. Myra also makes wines which are worthy to be included in Brand India-but I don't know why they did not participate. They are relatively new and perhaps not too keen to expand outside India for various reasons. You must know many people would like to export to UK-the very number of Indian restaurants and the past connections would make any producer salivate. But also the UK market sucks every drop of blood they can from the producers (they have an impeccable reputation about that!) and they may not be able to cut their costs to a level where they can make any money. Quality of some of the producers may not be acceptable to the market either. I am sure, eventually, UK will be one of the biggest markets for India and the producers are well aware of the pot of Gold that awaits them at the end of a treasure hunt. Enjoy the Show and Jai Ho! Thanks for raising that toast for me. I really feel honoured. Subhash Arora

Posted @ November 05, 2015 17:14

 

Tony Murphy Says:

We are very sorry you can't be at the event "in the flesh" but we will certainly toast you several times over the weekend - Jai Ho!!! And hope we can meet up in the near future...Re your comments about the commitment of producers, we have met several of them in the last few weeks on our business-trip to India and can totally vouch for your statement with relation to some (particularly Grover Zampa and YORK and also non-attendees this time such as Myra) - others I would have to say in all honesty are perhaps less committed to the UK market than their press-releases might represent! However, APEDA have certainly pulled together a fantastic line-up for this weekend which we are very much looking forward to . ! Yours sincerely, Tony Murphy & Prash Rana - DrochaiD Ltd.

Posted @ November 05, 2015 15:20

 

Subhash Arora Says:

Hi Toni, I am glad people in UK have good access to the information about the fair through my Article, courtesy Google. I am also sorry to know you all are having problems accessing the site for registration of request. The best way I know is to go to APEDA page in the Facebook and it has a Post from where one can request for the invitation. If that doesn't work, I suggest you contact Mr Chandra Dudeja who works with Mr. Sunil Kumar, GM of APEDA and is also attending the Show with him. He can be emailed at: csdudeja@apeda.gov.in giving reference to the Article and perhaps this communication. This ought to establish the seriousness of the request. Unfortunately, I will not be there physically but in spirit.. I hope you enjoy the tasting. I can tell you all these are good, serious and quality conscious producers you will hear a lot about, in future. Cheers!

Posted @ November 05, 2015 10:26

 

Tony Murphy Says:

Hi again Mr. Arora! Thanks for publishing the info about the Indian Wine Fair in London - would it be possible for you to add the link for people to register to attend the event as some people here in the UK are struggling to find it on the internet and as your page above is coming up high on the google search results page if the link was there they could easily register and receive their invites - thank you! Let us know if you will be able to come to London to attend the event yourself...

Posted @ November 04, 2015 17:14

 

Debra Meiburg MW Says:

Great to see this list, Subhash. Some wonderful women in the industry!

Posted @ August 13, 2015 12:12

 

Subhash Arora Says:

I never for a moment blame the government alone, Dhananjay. Industry is to be blamed equally, if not more. The problem has been too many policitians entering wine business, myopic vision and of course, totally misjudging the market and marketing required. But try telling to the foreign producers. They snigger at the way things are handled at times in India. I am still hopefull, the ministry will make efforts to revive the concept. We will otherwise lose 10 years or more in terms of Brand India promotion. We need to look at the future of the country and not only the present and looking only at self interest. Thanks for the compliment about th article. Subhash Arora

Posted @ August 13, 2015 12:00

 

Dhananjay Says:

Aptly said... It's not the govt alone. But wine producers negative approach ...and only agenda that govt should fund.. I was one of the main person in writing the IG PB concept...which was put to drain on day one as it was established like co operative society...i feel sorry and ashamed as money was wasted...i was driving standards but who is keen? They don't want quality.. Mr arora. Appreciate your article...will be happy to do anything for wine industry

Posted @ August 13, 2015 11:20

 

Subhash Arora Says:

Dear Manish, Indian market is growing in a slightly unpredictable way with changing government rules it is not the easiest of businesses. Unless you have capital and the will power for long term view, I wont advise entering. Please let me know if you have any other marketing strengths. Indian wine exports is a more practical idea if you can do it. Subhash Arora

Posted @ July 22, 2015 12:34

 

Manish Chopra Says:

Hello Mr. Arora, I have been reading your articles regarding wines, all are amazing with facts. No recent articles have been updated. I would like to have your advise and guidance to start importing wines in India & also Exporting wines of India to Latin America. My current Location is in Uruguay. I am completely new to wine market & after reading your articles i am eager to start something in wines. i wait your reply. Regards, manish chopra

Posted @ July 22, 2015 11:45

 

Sneha Rao Says:

Dear Subhash Thank you very much for penning a beautiful article and capturing my journey so far. Feels good to be recognised and appreciated by my peers and bosses. Shall treasure this and save for posterity. My Facebook Inbox is now clogged with more questions and congratulations on my personal life than my professional life. Hadn’t made that bit of info public as yet. Thanks again and shall continue to keep you posted on my journeys through wine and shall always stay in touch. Best regards Sneha Rao

Posted @ July 13, 2015 11:24

 

Kapil Sekhri Says:

Dear Subhash Ji, I fully endorse your view point. Personally love the tag line wine is not alcohol- it has some ( will be using it for sure). Like you rightly mention Modi government has a very pragmatic approach and am sure Chances to break this taboo are bright. I met him personally and found him very amiable to positive change. Just to update you and reason for my optimistic attitude is that in Hanover fair India Pavilion Fratelli wines were served . Feedback was so positive from all across that we were given certificate of appreciation for the same. Trying to do our little bit we didn't miss out on opportunity to sever Indian wines in Sweden at India investment promotion week, hosted by the ambassador. Even going to extend for flying one of our fratelli'ites with wines. If we are open to serve wines on state banquets outside India, what's stopping us to do the same in our own motherland. Another question we can gently put to the government. Regards . Kapil Sekhri | Director , Fratelli Wines Pvt. Ltd.

Posted @ July 08, 2015 14:56

 

Alastair Smith Says:

Totally agree with your blog & a great idea to promote Indian wine. Very interesting also about Gujarat & the positive impact in some ways of alcohol . Cheers . Alastair

Posted @ July 08, 2015 13:40

 

Ashwin Rodrigues Says:

I am in complete agreement with you Subhash and thank you for your efforts and laud your long term vision. For sure we need to be proud of what we make and showcase it at our state events. Just to digress into the larger issue, in India, somehow hypocrisy and double standards are permissible behaviour and in no area is this better exemplified than how our government and society treats alcohol. The directive principles encourages prohibition - the government pretty much funds itself from alcohol taxes. As a society we don't keep alcohol at home or serve it at our weddings. But we drink like fish at a bar, or in a car parked outside the wedding reception. These taboos need to be methodically broken. Moderate consumption should be socially and legally accepted. I'm also in agreement with your approach, being persistent and gentle pressure on the government. Wine and beer must come under food laws only. This way state government machinery can be better used to curb real alcohol-related ills, like people dying of drinking hooch for example. On my part, I'm trying my best to help revive the IGPB because we badly need a lobbying body.

Posted @ July 07, 2015 11:56

 

Rojita Tiwari Says:

Very interesting and informative article Subhashji. Grüner Veltliner is one of my favourite grape varieties but enjoyed reading about Schilcher.

Posted @ June 25, 2015 17:44

 

Karien Says:

It is well published (scientifically) that lactic acid bacteria performing the malolactic fermentation are the main source of biogenic amines that included histamine in wines. That is why red wine tend to be more of a culprit than whites. Lactic acid bacteria differ in their ability to convert amino acid precursors to biogenic amines and selecting bacteria with no or very low conversion is a major criteria for selection of commercial MLF starter cultures by companies nowadays. So wineries concerned about their histamine levels can successfully control it by inoculating for MLF and not let it "go natural." So that is why people often find that "cheap" red wines give them headaches and more expensive reds less so. MLF bacteria starter cultures are expensive so wineries tend to use it on their more expensive wines. If the more expensive wine does not fit your budget - pop an anti-histamine and some paracetemol after consuming red wine and hope that solves the issue:).

Posted @ May 29, 2015 14:26

 

Chris Cunningham Says:

Great research! I'm very curious about histamine production that is related to the secondary malolactic fermentation that most red wines undergo. If sulfites are added at crush, this secondary fermentation may be significantly delayed. Total sulfite levels as low as 12 mg/L can inhibit the ability of oenococcus oeni to complete ML in a timely manner. If no sulfites are added at crush, ML may complete within a week. If sulfites are added at crush, ML may take over a year to complete, usually while the wine ages in oak barrels and results in red wines with high levels of histamines. The bacteria responsible resides in the staves of the barrel. Perhaps this is the explanation for the relationship between sulfites, oak and histamine production?

Posted @ May 29, 2015 11:50

 

Chintamani Rao Says:

It's hard to sympathise with the hotels. They have not only pocketed the entire duty exemption, they even charge ridiculous prices for domestic wines: the price of a glass is often about the same as the price of a bottle at retail. Though a wine drinker I, for one, never order wine in these restaurants simply because I refuse to be taken for a sucker. If they raise prices they will sell even less than they do now. No, no sympathy.

Posted @ May 27, 2015 12:29

 

Subhash Arora Says:

You may drink up to 2 glasses 125 mL each everyday of Madera ( I hope you are talking about the Indian wine and not the Portuguese one which is sweet and should be avoided. It should be consumed neat but should be cooled to taste. Do not chill it too much. Right temperature is 14-16 deg C for the wine. Subhash Arora

Posted @ May 25, 2015 12:10

 

Ashwani Sharma Says:

hi need to know if red wine madera can be consumed by type2 diabetics. my sugar level stays inbetween 115-125 fasting & inbetween 175-185PP. also i need to know if wine can be consumed neat or need to mix water/icecube. never had wine before just want to experience. please advise.

Posted @ May 25, 2015 11:40

 

Subhash Arora Says:

That is a good news and bodes well for Indian Wines Harshal Shah. I don't know about Dan but I would be really thrilled for Indian brands making an inroad and steady progress. Cheers. Subhash Arora

Posted @ May 20, 2015 14:50

 

Harshal Shah Says:

Mr. Traucki will be pleased to learn that Antica wines out of Melbourne are importing the wines of GroverZampa and soon Sula into Australia. Theyt are already receiving listings at Indian restaurants in Sydney and Melbourne.

Posted @ May 20, 2015 12:04

 

Subhash Arora Says:

I think the author means 12 mL which as you suggest is a little over 1 tea-spoonful. He mentioned six which you have taken as 12. Thanks for the comment. Subhash Arora

Posted @ May 13, 2015 11:00

 

Roger Young Says:

I think you will find that 0.012 litres is more like one tablespoon, not twelve!

Posted @ May 13, 2015 10:00

 

Wine Geek Says:

Many congratulations to Rupali and all the other women who will be featuring in the top 10. I would say Congratulations to all the Women no matter what number they rank at. We do Appreciate women and I believe they have all the rights to stand next to men In all walks of life. A big kudos to all the women in all the industry including wines. A Woman always adds grace and Panache to any given Business and Wine(unlike other Alcoholic drinks)itself is a very niche and a sophisticated business. We always encourage women to join any industry as by doing that they won't be dependent on Men. These days somehow Men are not treated as equals in the Industry. They are certainly not treated higher than Women. some big Hotels In Mumbai are looking for a female Sommelier Specifically. We are not against a woman taking up the job but Shouldn't men have equal opportunity to work in a field of his passion? And If the Female candidate is skilled enough then there is definitely no shame in loosing out on the position But being rejected upfront saying "We are only Looking for female candidates for this position" is in a way being biased against Men. In Initial Days Sommeliers In India were not selected as big hotels were looking for European/International sommelier. Now the requirements are relaxed sightly as they are looking for Women as their sommeliers. Where do men stand a Chance. I am working currently and quite happy with what I am, Where I am but Sommelier's anyways are paid less than what they deserve and moreover now companies only want girls. This is very wrong... What do you think Subhash Ji?

Posted @ May 01, 2015 10:32

 

Subhash Arora Says:

Thanks Sharad, We at IWA and delWine look upon women as equals created by God-no more no less. They are capable of doing anything as well as men. To encourage them to come forward in the wine sector ( (and help reduce the negative image of wine as liquor!) I conceptualise WOW Top Ten, in 2013. Currently we are featuring every alternate year. We keep every woman in the wine profession under radar. At present we dont rate them as they are from varied sections but we do need them to be active in it for 5 years. I hope we have more of them joining in directly as winemakers, viticulturists, sommeliers and full time marketers. We will release one name every week -to make it interesting. Subhash Arora

Posted @ April 29, 2015 14:37

 

Sharad Phadnis Says:

I sincerely appreciate the concept idea of Indian Wine Academy in Awarding 10 best women working in Indian Wine Industries in various positions. This would also help wine culture to grow and women in that respect can spread the word and speak good about wine in the society which have still not understood wine culture fully. Kudos to IWA & Delwine for taking the initiative in this direction. NWLC have shared this article on its club page. Well done Subhashji.

Posted @ April 29, 2015 13:30

 

Margarita Levieva Says:

It were really quite good presentations of the Wine of Moldova I wish the colleagues a great success

Posted @ April 09, 2015 14:10

 

Shailendra Pai Says:

Dear Subhash ji Trust you are doing well. I was just reading your very interesting article in Upper Crust and while it does present an in depth analysis of the wine industry, I wanted to clarify one point about Vallonné that I feel doesn't really hold true. Our production quanities are indeed low, however, this is not because we are stretched for funds. It is because that was our ethos and ideology right from the inception-- that we would be India's first boutique winery. We have kept our production low to ensure the highest quality and that's something we've maintained all through, unflinchingly. If we look at the wine industry, in general, as well, it's hard to find any winery that's really raking in huge profits, barring just one or two. So, the industry is indeed tough! However, it bothers me slightly to have Vallonné being clubbed with wineries some of which are virtually non-existent as it portrays an incorrect picture about Vallonné. I thought I should bring this to your notice. ShailendraS. Pai Founder & CEO | Vallonné Vineyards Pvt. Ltd.

Posted @ March 27, 2015 11:50

 

Subhash Arora Says:

Check Madhuloka or Drops wine and liquor shops in Bangalore. I doubt you will get the Cockburn-but you may find a similar Port, hopefully. Subhash Arora

Posted @ March 02, 2015 11:50

 

Martin Says:

Hi, Where in Bangalore could I purchase Portuguese Port wine. Especially the Cockburn - Special Reserve? Thanks

Posted @ March 02, 2015 11:00

 

Subhash Arora Says:

I would like to thank you for this fantastic article. It describes superbly the difference between a Prosecco and Rosé. As per regulations, Prosecco can only be produce with Glera grapes, hence we cannot have a blush Prosecco. Anna Brisotto San Simone di Brisotto, Porcia (Italy)

Posted @ Janauary 19, 2015 12:12

 

Subhash Arora Says:

I am glad you are interest to attend the Conference on Wine Tourism in Champagne, Arun. I am sure it will be beneficial to you and subsequently many wine lovers will gain because of your tremendous experience. I will certainly recommend your name to the organisers. Subhash Arora

Posted @ January 13, 2015 11:59

 

Arun Varma Says:

Dear Mr.Subhash Arora, It is with great pleasure that I read your mail about IWINETC to be held in Champagne in April 2015. As you aware,we are into organising customised tours for luxury holidays for our clients from India,for the past 22years.For promoting wine tours,specially to Europe, I have even completed the WSET level 2 to give more insight to our clients and I have also been actively participating in the various wine symposiums held in India,specially with Delhi Wine Club for the past ten years. Further to the above,I would like to express to you,my interest to participate in this event to be held in Champagne and would seek your recommendation and guidance to proceed for the same. Kindly do let me know if it is possible. Regards Arun Varma

Posted @ January 13, 2015 11:15

 

Subhash Arora Says:

No, only a possibility. There are no negotiations of any kind going on yet for the merger, I must emphasise. Maybe, in future. That's why I used the term canvas and not card! Subhash Arora

Posted @ Janauary 07, 2015 13:24

 

Chetan Shah Says:

This is NEWS !

Posted @ Janauary 07, 2015 13:00

 

Jean Albert Rauld Says:

Best regards from Chile Mr. Arora! Thanks for sharing with everybody these news about the Chilean wine industry. Hope to keep on learning about us from you. Always welcome among us.

Posted @ December 12, 2014 16:55

 

Subhash Arora Says:

A private person can import the wine and pay custom duty on it whenever he imports it. But he will have to convince the customs and excise people that he will not sell it further and that it is for his own use. Otherwise, he will need an importer to import, get it approved from FSSAI, the government certifying agency to let the wine come in for sale. It may get a bit messy but he could try. Subhash Arora

Posted @ December 11, 2014 17:29

 

Lisa Nash Says:

 

Hi I would like to send large quantities of wine to India for a persons private cellar extending over a lengthy period of time. Can you kindly advise the best way to do this either via an importer and/or the steps that the person residing in India can do to obtain their own importing licence in India (not a licence to on-sell wine in India). Thank you.

Posted @ December 11, 2014 17:00

 

Subhash Arora Says:

My dear producer friend, We have received the above request from a winemaker in S. Africa. The mail is self explanatory. If you are interested, please get in touch with him for terms etc. We have no interest except if we can get a producer and him together and the quality improves, it is a step towards our goal of providing better wines for the consumer. You may or may not keep me in the loop as it is strictly between the two of you, Cheers Subhash

Posted @ December 09, 2014 13:43

 

Visooth Lohitnavy Says:

Congrats for our friend in India. We are now in the same newly formed association, Asian Wine Producers Association (AWPA). Yes, it's a year for Asia wines at HKIWSC 2014. Our GranMonte wines from Thailand won altogether 19 awards; 1 trophy, 1 gold, 2 silver and 12 bronze. And if you look at results for Chateau Mercian of Japan, who are regular winner and this year they won quite a number of awards too. Visooth Lohitnavy, CEO&Managing Director, GranMonte Vineyard and Winery Thailand

Posted @ December 02, 2014 11:35

 

Pieter Rossouw Says:

Hi. I am a South African winemaker with more than 8 years winemaking experience. I want to know if I want to come and work in India for a few vintages, what is the best method to start looking for Winemaking positions. Thank you.

Posted @ December 02, 2014 17:43

 

Brent Petersen Says:

Good morning, I read the article "White Truffle with Red Brunello and Barolo at Artusi" by Subhash Arora on your website, which I enjoyed very much. My book "Truffle Hunt" is a novel about a food writer who goes to Croatia intending to write a story on the world's largest truffle and becomes entangled in a murder mystery. I'd like to send Mr. Arora an electronic of the book for his review. The book is scheduled to be published next month by Eckhartz Press in Chicago, Illinois. Kindest Regards, Brent Petersen

Posted @ November 24, 2014 13:43

 

Subhash Arora Says:

Francois, I am very sorry the point of 'ego' has not reflected in the Article. In fact, this is one of the Top Three reasons why I feel one should attend this event. Where else can one meet and freely discuss with the likes of Auber de Villaine, Egon Mueller, Prince Roberts of Luxembourg, Pierre Lurton, Gaja, Antinori and Hugh Johnson who patiently talk with you and not to you and crack a few jokes as well. Brilliant point you raised. 8 people are coming again next year mainly for the reason you have mentioned. Thanks for pointing it out. Subhash

Posted @ November 15, 2014 12:30

 

Mauss Says:

Many thanks Subhash for this report. If you allow me to add something : the quality of this event is the full result of the qualities of every guest. Everyone is at the same level, we leave on the side the various "ego" and then, we areable to develop an event where exchanges are done with an exceptionnal confidence between people. We are proud of that above evrything else !

Posted @ November 15, 2014 12:05

 

Nitish Singh Says:

Hi, I am planning to step into wine retailing in Bangalore, Karnataka as result of relaxing govt policies here also for last few days i m visiting your website as i found it great platform for collective info regarding wine also i would love have your advice for people like us who are going to enter in wine retailing Regards, Nitish

Posted @ November 07, 2014 17:10

 

Joseph Machado Says:

will send some & share knowledge on wines of different countries & regions

Posted @ November 07, 2014 16:40

 

Remie Law Says:

Subhash, I am partial to wines of Castiglione Falletto because of the great work being done by the current generation Cavallottos. Their Cuculo Barbera is one to benchmark against both in terms of price & quality. Vigna San Guiseppe Barolo Riservas expresses the Barolo spirit without the help of new oak barrels.

Posted @ October 30, 2014 11:54

 

Amit Singh Says:

Suggest course and institute for a course in winemaking

Posted @ October 24, 2014 15:26

 

Ashok Says:

It is really great to read this article and loved to read more in future days. And the best part is Mr. Dheeraj's open discussion. But unfortunately most of the Indian staff I find lack of fund to educate himself and get proper image of the wine and spirits.

Posted @ October 24, 2014 14:32

 

Subhash Arora Says:

We do not conduct WSET courses. But many people do. Sula,Tulleeho, Wi-not are a few of those conducting these courses. Where do you live so we may advise who to contact directly? Arora

Posted @ October 04, 2014 13:29

 

Solanki Roy Says:

I am interested to pursue wset , how to apply what are the fee structure and when does the latest session begin as of now.

Posted @ October 04, 2014 13:15

 

Pravin Singh Says:

Great work sir best of luck for ur future i ask on question how get for wine making license .

Posted @ September 30, 2014 12:50

 

Ranjan Pal Says:

This was an outstanding dinner in an absolutely unique setting - the best ambience of any DWC dinner that I have attended. Definitely worth a repeat.

Posted @ September 23, 2014 13:46

 

Debra Meiburg MW Says:

I so agree, Subhash. I found the "So Film" article "So Depressing". How sad that someone with his talent could be so foolish with his life. Not my type of guy. Russia can keep him.

Posted @ September 22, 2014 17:14

 

Arun Pahwa Says:

Simply commenting would not justify what Mr. Arora has done or achieved for the industry. Wine has been such a well disguised simple, harmless, life style beverage,until you start 'appreciating it'. Only then you realize its a whole different ball game. A complete science in its totality. A story that never ends. Cheers.

Posted @ September 19, 2014 16:53

 

Subhash Arora Says:

Sorry ,Online marketing of wine or alcohol is not legal.

Posted @ September 19, 2014 10:32

 

Amit Mago Says:

Dear Sir , I want to start my online store for wine and liquor is it possible in India . I want to start from mumbai and NASHIK .

Posted @ September 19, 2014 10:12

 

Rishi Vohra CSW Says:

Very interesting article! Though there are new results cropping up about the effects of wine on health, all are consistent in one aspect - the positive effects of wine on health are far far more than any other beverage with alcohol in it!

Posted @ September 10, 2014 17:15

 

Subhash Arora Says:

None, to the best of my knowldege. Subhash Arora

Posted @ September 03, 2014 11:58

 

kuriakose Says:

pl. give the details of noalcoholic red wine manufacturer in India

Posted @ September 03, 2014 11:40

 

Hervé Lalau Says:

You are absolutely righ, dear Subhash, quality is the key.

Posted @ August 23, 2014 11:58

 

B.Shankaranarayan Says:

Congrats to Pradeep Pachpatil. I remember him from the days I spent trying to convince Nashik wineries to participate in our first ever wine festival in Pune in 2007. I hope he will present his wines at our wine festivals in Bandra and Pune directly to the cognoscenti.

Posted @ August 14, 2014 17:06

 

Subhash Arora Says:

The irony Shankar here is that I find them more progressive than any other state government. But the festivals in Mumbai and Pune are highly successful. Where is the problem? You are better off by organising them privately and not getting bogged down by the governmental interference. I have attended a couple of Wine festivals in Mumbai and have been very happy to see them work for wine lovers-even imported wines participate in a nice way. In Delhi,it is ridiculously bad situation. Subhash

Posted @ August 14, 2014 16:33

 

B.Shankaranarayan Says:

The tragedy with Maharashtra is that the state govt. unlike Karnataka has not formed a wine board to promote the state's wines. Karnataka Wine Board is supporting its wine industry by organising events across the state - Bengaluru, Mysore, Hubli etc. We have been conducting wine festivals in Mumbai and Pune since 2007 on our own steam with the support of wineries. Unfortunately the Govt. of Maharashtra does not lend a finger to help us promote the events and take it to other cities and towns. How I wish they would lend more power to our elbow to promote wine in MH. Not to miss the irony of MH. The country's largest wine industry is trying to survive in a state under Prohibition!!

Posted @ August 14, 2014 16:20

 

B.Shankaranarayan Says:

FSSAI is the scourge of the country. Corrupt from top to bottom. Sales tax, excise, income tax together will pale in comparison with what the FSSAI is doing.

Posted @ August 14, 2014 16:10

 

David Banford Says:

Kudos to Bickson for his tenure at the helm of Taj Hotels, during turbulent times, not least of which were the terrorist attacks which took a cool head and strong nerves to steer a safe course through. I was living in India during those times, and they were nerve jangling events to say the least! He leaves big boots to fill, and I wish Rakesh Sarna best of good fortune for the way ahead.

Posted @ August 11, 2014 11:50

 

Ashwin Rodrigues Says:

Many thanks to Subhash for highlighting an important issue. In my opinion segmentation is the answer. We need to have separate festivals based on our target audiences. Many wineries are happy to cater to the grassroot level and others cannot stand in judgement of what they should or should not be drinking. Such festivals need to have a different format compared to a high-end one. It happens in all industries, from handicrafts to garments. A similar case was the India Grape Harvest this year held near Vinchur village, 50 km from Nasik. Two very different types of crowds mixed leading to unpleasant situations. Besides, limiting production to only premium wine will lead to smaller scale. The world over, be it France or Australia, commercial wine accounts for 60 to 70% of production. It funds research institutes, larger vineyard area, better production techniques, improved farmer knowledge and pays for better talent. The need of the Indian wine industry today is bigger scale. Premium wine quality automatically benefits from a large base.

Posted @ August 09, 2014 10:50

 

Rahul Kanodia Says:

Sir, I am Rahul Kanodia 5th yeat student of architecture in MNIT,Jaipur. I want to do thesis project related winery. So please give me any information you have about proposed winery in India and other requirement for a winery. Thanking you Rahul Kanodia MNIT, jaipur

Posted @ August 08, 2014 12:28

 

Ajay Says:

Dear Mr Arora , I read your wonderful & educative article on the internet just 10 minutes back . I called your office and the feedback I got was to mail you for answer. Can we import wine , sell it to Hotels / Rest. ? Can we sell it directly to customers through internet ? Do we need to take some licence to import and sell ? I shall be grateful if you could throw light on this . Best Regards , Ajay Singh

Posted @ August 08, 2014 12:00

 

Suprakash Nashipuri Says:

Indeed, tremendous work is needed to explore fascinating German wine in India. While talking about German wine it is hard to ignore Mosel valley, Rheinhessen and so on. Wine lovers can't avoid Germany as this country depicts ancient wine tradition. Globally people working hard to unearth antique pieces of German indigenous vineyard. Let's work together to introduce German wine in India who loves old world wine and care about wine.

Posted @ August 05, 2014 10:30

 

B.Shankaranarayan Says:

As the pioneer of wine festivals, I was always curious about BIWF and finally managed to attend this one. Very well organized. Wineries in hangar,big screens for the talks, KWB honchos on the dais, food court outside etc. The low entry fee model no doubt attracts larger numbers and might even increase the wine drinking base but it is debatable if it contributes to higher sales of good quality wines. I came across visitors going winery to winery asking for deals without even tasting the wines!! My experience has convinced me that our model - Rs.500 entry for one tasting per exhibiting winery and no port wine allowed - will benefit the industry more. Some wineries were very pleased with their high sales. One is said to have sold Rs.3 lacs worth of wines. But the devil lies in the details. What sold - port or the reserves or the cab savs! All said and done we need more wine festivals and a ban on wine will over 15% alcohol!!

Posted @ August 01, 2014 16:10

 

Francesco Manzi Says:

Good Morning, I'm Francesco Manzi from Italy. I'm a business manager and I see your website and I would like to evaluate a business opportunity to export wine in India, Made in Italy. Thank you for your attention and have a nice day. My Skype contact: Ovale Francesco Manzi Best regards, Francesco Manzi Business Manager Mobile phone +39 328 8948231

Posted @ July 22, 2014 11:31

 

Subhash Arora Says:

Dear Mr. Bijo Joseph, Since we are in Delhi, we would like to connect with the Delhi office for the same. Subhash Arora

Posted @ July 03, 2014 14:31

 

Bijo Joseph Says:

Dear sir, We are from Haier INDIA, we are manufacturers of imported wine cellars. We have our operations all over INDIA. We wish to support your members or clients for requirement of WINE CELLARS. Regards, BIJO JOSEPH PRODUCT MANAGER, HAIER INDIA

Posted @ July 03, 2014 14:05

 

Vinod Bahl Says:

Sula Sv. Blanc 2013 getting the Silver does not surprise me at all. In my , mails exchange with the ' Sommelier India ' and you I did happen to mention about this wine,after having tasted it at The Imperial in early this year. India , seems to have the right climate for this grape Variety. Even Four Seasons at Baramati, is also, very good. Hats off to Rajiv Samant.

Posted @ July 03, 2014 10:60

 

Subhash Arora Says:

Thanks for the Comments David. I agree with you whole-heartedly but to a point. Your bit about jogging addiction is motivating-and yes you may have an extra glass or a bigger sized glass (150mL). But beyond that-I hope you realize that the A-factor kicks in. Alcohol is the nasty bit that is harmful for the system beyond two glasses. I know we can all drink half a bottle of wine or more with meal but the harmful effects of alcohol do kick in. But so long as we are aware, the more we walk, jog or exercise and burn more calories, the more calories we can afford to intake in the form of wine. Cheers and keep on jogging-and drinking wine. Subhash

Posted @ July 02, 2014 14:34

 

David Banford Says:

For those of us unable to restrain ourselves to only drink 2 x 125 ml of wine a day - the answer is obvious. Exercise more, and you are entitled to (a little) more wine consumption. Ever since my 5 years living recently in India, where I used to jog very slowly with women pushing baby buggy carts and fast walkers sometimes overtaking me along Marine Drive, I have been an addicted morning jogger. It is my 'appointment with the future', and I am now addicted to this thanks to the endorphins released into the body during exercise, which I am told are more addictive than heroin. There are 2 additional benefits - no expensive gym fees to pay AND you feel entitled to a glass (or two)of extra wine in the evening. Sante

Posted @ July 02, 2014 13:00

 

Subhash Arora Says:

We have been informed by Sula that the online delivery solutions  of Marks and Spencer do deliver wines to the your address in Ipswich. You may order the wines online for delivery to your doorstep. A link to the order webpage below;

http://www.marksandspencer.com

Alternatively,
you may check for stocks at the 2 local M&S stores in Ipswich. Details below:

1.       MARTLESHAM HTH, MARTLESHAM HEATH RETAIL PARK, BEARDMORE PARK IPSWICH, United Kingdom, IP5 3RX.
Tel: 01473 623482

2.       IPSWICH, 14-16 Westgate Street, Ipswich, United Kingdom, IP1 3EF.
Tel: 01473 219555

Enjoy the 3 Jewels of Nasik. Cheers. Subhash Arora

Posted @ June 02, 2014 16:11

 

Mr Ganguly Says:

How can I order this wine ( Jewel of Nasik-white wine-we live in Martlesham Heath-Ipswich IP53SR. 01473-625321. Regards Sujit Ganguly

Posted @ June 02, 2014 13:45

 

Chetan Shah Says:

Mr.Editor, I liked reading this article.Its good to know & be informed about the stake holdings of our Indian wineries. Regards, Chetan Shah.

Posted @ June 02, 2014 10:57

 

Louise Davis Says:

I have a bottle of the Frappato 2003 wine and would like to know if it is sweet or dry. Never tried it before. was given as a gift.

Posted @ May 22, 2014 13:55

 

Subhash Arora Says:

Dear Bhupender, No, by drinking one or two glasses a day, you will never become alcoholic. although this is safe level and a few studies indicate that those who drink a glass of wine are better off than non drinkers. But since you have had a complication and heart is not a real concern for health reason at your age for wine,I would advise you 2-things: Don't start drinking wine only for the health reason. By all means,if you want to start drinking alcohol, drink wine-1-2 glasses a day and preferably red-with food. But do check with your doctor since you seem to have had a health issue before and your doctors know your body best. Good luck and Cheers.Subhash Arora

Posted @ May 19, 2014 14:22

 

Bhupendra Says:

I'm 22+ Male I dont drink alcohol at all but I want to start due to all the reports of health benefits. Is this a good idea? Am I gonna become an alcoholic? Are health benefits better than not drinking any? (year 2007 my heart close (ASD) surgery a dot hole in heard ) the operation is complete and i'm feeling healthy, but my health is not well like thin. you suggestion valuable for me plz suggest me.

Posted @ May 19, 2014 14:00

 

Surjit Kamboj Says:

IHG's model of establishing hotels under the brand of Holiday in Express is quite suitable for cities like Lucknow, Indore, Jullundur, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Mohali(Chandigarh), Noida(UP), Kanpur, Gandhinagar, Manesar(GGN), Coimbatore(Tamil Nadu), Mussoorie, Shimla, Varanasi, Rishikesh. Pascal - r u listening;;

Posted @ May 01, 2014 14:02

 

Raymond Ringhoff Says:

I am interested in learning more about Indian wine indsutry where are the wine regions and wineries in India Never realized there was a wine culture in India is wine tourism there like to network with wine people and companies

Posted @ April 28, 2014 12:50

 

Nitesh Sharma Says:

It is good to hear about the expansion of hotels in India as tour and travel industry is increasing day by day so it is a great time to take benefit from this time http://www.dahleezhotels.com

Posted @ April 25, 2014 15:52

 

Subhash Arora Says:

My understanding is that the present day Macedonia was a part of the bigger Macedonian empire part of which was in modern day Greece. (Thessaloniki- was in that Macedonian empire, for instance). I know that the people from that the little country also claim Alexander the Great was from Macedonia-their Macedonia. I know the political problems between the two countries- I have a few Greek friends and with the Indian partition into India and Pakistan I am aware of such complexities. But in delWine we talk of wine and not politics. I had the pleasure of tasting some lovely Greek wine a few days ago with Greek cuisine at the Ambassador's residence. Therefore, thank you for the comments which have been published. I thought let me clarify our stand too for our wine loving viewers. Subhash Arora

Posted @ April 24, 2014 13:10

 

Hydrama Says:

Macedonia was a Greek kingdom and is part of Greece ,since 1991 there's also a slavic-albanian state called FYROM ( Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)which have nothing to do with Alexander the Great and ancient Macedonians.

Posted @ April 24, 2014 12:50

 

Subhash Arora Says:

Most importers sell to retail.You may get the list from French embassy but frankly speaking you will be wasting time since no on will respond on email.You have to visit and develop personal contacts and then there is a small chance of business. Arora

Posted @ April 24, 2014 12:47

 

Cedric Says:

Bonjour I am the founder of Winestar www.winestar.fr We are the sponsor of International Indian movie festival in Cannes. We are looking for an Indian wine importer with connections to supermarkets and convenience stores Could you please connect us or recommend someone ? Thank you Cédric Segal

Posted @ April 24, 2014 12:12

 

Subhash Arora Says:

A Bottle a day!! C'mon Remie! A bottle a day of even milk is harmful!! I agree with you-but people like Julia who work with alcohol harms are sincere and tend to look at anything with alcohol in it with suspicion.I agree that she ought to have made distinction. But imagine when she is told about ONE bottle a day of wine-she is sure to be shook up!! Subhash

Posted @ April 23, 2014 12:32

 

Remie Says:

I tend to agree with the good Doctor. Most guidelines work out the actual numbers, then, halve it .... to be safe. Finally, I dislike the way Julia Manning (optometrist?)equates wine with other alcoholic drinks with one sweep of "alcohol is toxin".

Posted @ April 23, 2014 12:00

 

Subhash Arora Says:

Chateau Margaux released the prices of 2013 En Primeur this morning-reportedly at €215 ex-Bordeaux (down 10%), Pavillon Rouge at €72 and Pavillon Blanc at €96. These are applicable for negociants. Subhash Arora

Posted @ April 22, 2014 14:44

 

Gianander Dua Says:

Mr. Arora, if the Tea by BJp is Named Namo Namo then For sure the insight was that ,if BJP govt comes it will be a boost to the Beverage industry and Specially to wine Industry if this prediction sounds true then for sure the hard work done by the industry to pursue the FDI into the country will be a waste excise and the economy of the country will surely take a back seat.

Posted @ April 15, 2012 10:34

 

Subhash Arora Says:

Thanks Debra. Glad you loved it.This is the most fun part for me when I write. The article was such a PR type of an announcement,really,I had to 'package' it nicely to make the difference. Subhash

Posted @ April 04, 2014 12:20

 

Debra Meiburg MW Says:

Love the title of this article, Subhash!

Posted @ April 04, 2014 12:10

 

Subhash Arora Says:

Thanks Rajiv for pointing out. That's why it is important to have views of all concerned across the full spectrum. I was at KRSMA winery during the harvest in January and they had a fabulous harvest with no problems due to weather at that location. I do remember the tragic year for farmers in '10 and I dont know how much that weather was a factor but the grape vine acreage has been coming down consistently since then, I am told. By the way, it was in 2010 that we started publishing Harvest Reports every alternate year.Now, it will be an annual affair and I shall keep in touch with viticulturists across India on a regular basis. Neeraj would be a highly important resource for me, of course. I appreciate the instant feedback so that our viewers across the world may see your point of view as well. Subhash

Posted @ April 04, 2014 12:05

 

Rajeev Samant Says:

Hi Subhash - I want to point out that 2010 and 2011 were much worse years than 2014. You may remember that widespread unseasonal rains in November wiped out 50% of the grape crop. I would put the hail damage at less than 10%. Growers have become a bit more media-savvy these days and possibly that contributed to this picture of a "worst in 15 years" harvest. In fact that's not the case at all. Very manageable this year though some individual farmers in specific regionshave been badly hurt for sure.

Posted @ April 04, 2014 11:54

 

Mike Favre Says:

Mister Subash, With my class of winemaking student we try yesterday both of the strange proposition of M.Mhyvold. We did follow the regulation of blind testing, triangular testing. The sample was a quality red wine about 32 US dollars price range. The résult was absolutly not what we were expecting. Stastisticly we were unable to prove or to show a difference beetween the 2 (3) sample. We respect exactly the 30 sec of blending. Very surprising indeed, we will do it again to secure that résult, result against all my conviction. For the salt, it was easy to see the difference but a clear disagreement between the for and the against. If you can find me an email for M.Myhvold, it will be great because we have here a with wine "petite-Arvine" who has a salty taste in the end of the mouth, and if possible to send him a bottle to have his appreciation on genuine salty taste wine Best Regards Mike Favre Oenologist Switzerland.

Posted @ March 28, 2014 17:39

 

Subhash Arora Says:

Thanks Patrizia for your comments and also driving me to the estate. With such short time on hand, a few inaccuracies do crop up and we gladly correct them through the Comment-we do not change the text after publication. Nobody in the winery told me about Antinori connection and the year was through my research later- I feel it is an important fact that should be mentioned as a journalist. I thought the Crus were the top and most prestigious wines of the estate-they were twice as expensive as the Bolgheri Superiore Doc wines anyway. And yes, by underground winery I did mean the cellar. I hope there are no factual errors now. Subhash

Posted @ March 28, 2014 17:32

 

Subhash Arora Says:

You are only partly correct Remie. I am a traditional but also love to be experimental. I believe many wines can be drunk on their own. Many more need food or else they are not drinkable. The excitement is for the wines that enhance the taste of food and wine together. I am also very experimental and do not believe in toooooo much worrying about food and correct wine. There is not that much of wine choice with us in India anyway,with very wide spectrum of foods available. I advise people to stay away from the conflicting matches, is all. Subhash

Posted @ March 28, 2014 12:29

 

Remie Says:

Subash, you are very much a traditionalist when it comes to wine. I very much respect that but Nathan is upping the ante for those, who drink without (savoury) food. As we know, wine enhances food, food enhances the wine. Basically, he has just informed the (silly) Americans, what wine culturalists know, i.e. that wine goes better with (savoury) food and (savoury) food needs the accompaniment of wine. The greatest insight into this concept is the Spanish law that dictates that wine be served with a tapa.

Posted @ March 28, 2014 12:05

 

Subhash Arora Says:

I agree with you, Remie. Singapore missed out a golden opportunity to be the Asian hub. And as you said, the Civil officers can be prejudiced and ill-informed and many people suffer due to their myopic outlook or ignorance. I know it well-living in India. Subhash

Posted @ March 28, 2014 11:45

 

Remie Says:

Oh, a topic so close to my heart. The "hefty" uptick in excise duty really got my fellow importers in a pickle. As you mentioned, the difference is largely felt at the high volume, lower priced/everyday wines. This is also where turnover figures are generated to impress principals & I suspect where commissions are paid out to sales employees are generated. I strongly suspect the underlying reason is the encroaching presence of teetotalling evengelist Christians among the policymakers in Government. Besides the lack of business knowledge common among civil employees, everywhere. The former Treasury Secretary of Hong Kong, an avid wine consumer, was instrumental in the zero liquor tax there. Besides the business benefits from a hinterland with vast potential for wine. He listened to his business advisors and are reaping the benefits. The sad thing is that Singapore could happily take on the role for the whole South-East Asian region. Pent-up frustrations from liquor-restrictive regional regimes could be released within Singapore for the benefit of its liquor industry players/tourism. Alas, it was not to be. Thus, it appears that "Wine & Sprits Asia", this year, will be a small fraction of its full potential. WSA used to occupy a full Hall & more at FHA is evidence of this.

Posted @ March 28, 2014 11:15

 

Avininder Singh Says:

Of course a Brilliant Idea and I see no reason really why other Hotels can't do the same - even if for one day in the week!! Thanks for bringing it to my notice, Subhash Sir

Posted @ March 28, 2014 11:01

 

Patrizia Cantini Says:

Dear Subhash, The winery was founded in 1999 and not in 2000, and the connection with Antinori went on till 2008 and not 2006. The winery is not in Maremma but the south of Bolgheri which is in the province of Livorno. When you write about Derenoncourt, I hope you remember that they told you that the top wines do not necessarily use 100% new barriques. Another important thing about Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc being the varieties used is that the Bolgheri DOC Appellation rules allow the use of only these varieties. Villa Donoratico is produced mainly with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc and just a little part of Merlot. Argentiera Doc Bolgheri Superiore is the flagship wine of the winery and is exactly as Sassicaia and Ornellaia. As you write, the entry level wine is Poggio ai Ginepri, the mid level is Villa Donoratico and the top level is Argentiera. Talking about the Crus , they stay in barrique 20 months and not 12-20 months. And the last thing: what do you mean for "most of the winey is underground"? The cellar . Regards, Patrizia Cantini

Posted @ March 28, 2014 10:05

 

Rajeev Samant Says:

Great stuff! Hope others follow their lead! I will be there for sure next time I'm in Delhi :)

Posted @ March 27, 2014 18:32

 

Subhash Arora Says:

I noticed the same thing Ashwin at the Delhi -T3 arrival. My comments? IT SUCKS!! Subhash Arora

Posted @ March 24, 2014 15:30

 

Ashwin ValechaSays:

Sir, Greetings from Mumbai! Though its unfortunate that shelf space for wines at IGI T3 has shrunk, the schemes offer a ray of hope. I wouldn't know if anyone has apprised you about this, but on my recent arrival from abroad to Mumbai's new Terminal 2, I was shocked to find NO WINES for sale at the duty free shop. At the departure duty free shop, there was a small selection, but on arrival absolutely no wines on sale. I don't know where this country is headed?

Posted @ March 24, 2014 15:00

 

Lakshay Batra Says:

I want to rent my shop for wine and beer (l-52 or l-56).it is situated in janakpuri a-1b dda market shop no.1. carpet area is 400sq.ft . it is east facing corner shop..the shop has ample space for parking of about 15 cars..its a corner shop which is 3 side open, first shop, ground floor of dda market prime location..for more queries contact me lakshay batra- 9910554363

Posted @ March 24, 2014 14:10

 

Himadri Bal Says:

Dear Mr. Subhash Arora, you are right, I can ensure you with my limited knowledge on Indian Wine Trade specially Imported segment, IWSR Report is wrong, I personally know how they collect data, they just meet the persons of the company & talk with them regarding sales, no documentary check they have done, only they noted down what the person of the company says & you must know this trade better than me, most person not says the actual fact, the truth, without checking the documentation , how can ensure that everybody telling the truth, so their report are wrong, also they do not ask any expertise opnion also, in this trade, only experience tell the true picture, so I am agree with you, IWSR study is not correct for Imported wine segment.

Posted @ March 21, 2014 11:14

 

Rebecca N. Bleibaum Says:

Hi All, I continue to be surprised and disappointed by information that keeps getting reported as fact when it is simply not true. Some of you believe that the tracking study by Tragon Corporation was sponsored by the cork industry. That is simply not true and I encourage all writers and blogger to check facts before continuing to spread wrong information. This 2013 research is actually the fourth in a series of tracking studies (2004, 2007, 2011, and 2013), and all but the 2011 version was fully funded by Tragon Corporation. We are a sensory and consumer research/consulting firm with no vested interest in the wine business nor the cork vs. screw cap discussion other than to provide some scientifically derived consumer insight that wineries might use to make smarter business decisions. We first designed this research in 2004 because we observed several high-end wineries quickly moving to screw cap closures without checking in with their key target consumer on how this might change their perception. In full disclosure, the Cork Quality Council did fund the 2011 research. However, they changed nothing in our research design. They simply wanted an update on consumer perception and Tragon had no motive to update the research without external funding. The cork groups have been aware of Tragon’s research for a number of years and they liked the fact that this data adds a “facts-based” consumer perspective to the discussions, something that seems to be sorely lacking in the wine industry. The issue of natural cork versus screw cap closures will continue to be hotly debated and we don’t claim to hold all of the answers to this interesting topic. I firmly believe that different types of closures (natural cork, synthetic, and screw-cap among others) can co-exist but wineries would be wise to understand the different perceptions that they convey at the point of purchase. Consumers can easily see a cork-style closure versus screw cap at the shelf and yes, it does impact purchase behavior for most consumers. Screw caps continue to be polarizing, especially for the USA consumer and in other markets that we are currently studying. No one piece of research provides the full answer but each study can provide a window into the mind of the consumer. Rebecca N. Bleibaum Tragon Corporation www.tragon.com

Posted @ March 20, 2014 16:13

 

Subhash Arora Says:

 

Dear Bhupendra, Most doctors recommend about 3 months precaution and tellyou to stay away from any alcohol. Then a glass of wine is fine after the operation. red is better for heart but white is fine too. Drink what you like-firstly for enjoyment and only secondly, for company.Drink with food, preferably. Subhash Arora

Posted @ March 18, 2014 13:42

 

Bhupendra singh Says:

 

The Daily Take 1 cup of the wine is good for health, Operation of the heart have been. Tell red wine or white wine must waiting your ans.

Posted @ March 11, 2014 18:31

 

Sharad Phadnis Says:

3 years back Nagpur Wine Lovers Club got established with only 11 members and in span of these three years we have achieved strength of 121 nos. NWLC is one and only wine club inoc Central India. NWLC could also organised first ever Wine Festival in Central India and the event was indeed a great success on its very first attempt. MOFPI & IGPB extended great support to make this event successful. Establishing more wine clubs would generate wine drinking culture but the club's most important focus should be on providing Wine literacy to the new members. Wine clubs should establish saprate wing which would undertake educational programs.

Posted @ March 06, 2014 12:16

 

Biju Cherian Says:

Hi, I am a sommelier working onboard cruiseship.I would like to know about wset level 3 conducted in India this year in April or May.

Posted @ February 19, 2014 16:12

 

Govi Bhanushali Says:

congrats subashji. we are proud of you. happy for you and your team I would to say that Newsletters of Indian Wine Academy is very excellent. Thanks govi bhanushali

Posted @ February 14, 2014 17:40

 

L V Subramanian Says:

Truly Grover Wines is a household name since this is the first Indian winemaker who have taken great care to bring saplings from France to grow vines here and make the select wines par excellence.

Posted @ January 30, 2014 12:07

 

Gautom Gogoi Says:

Hi mr. Arora where can i buy tio pepe dry sherry in delhi can u plz suggest me hoping a reply from u soon thanks

Posted @ January 27, 2010 15:15

 

Chetan Shah Says:

MR.SUBASH I AGREE WITH YOU COMPLETELY. I WAS AT ONE OF THIS high end SOCIAl party in mumbai.They were serving the likes of bourdeaux's / resilings/ malbourgh.... I felt sorry,They ran out of stock,hence it was continued with apna frettli/sula.I was pleasently pleased when i tasted the white,which was SBL 2013 from Sula. And today you gave your positive reviews for the same. Sir,3 cheers to quality,weather indian or imported, it has takers.

Posted @ January 27, 2014 14:00

 

Neelima Tripathi Says:

Way to go Uma & Krishna! All the very Best! Neelima

Posted @ January 22, 2014 15:05

 

Sagar Parakhe Says:

Sir, I am looking to setup winery for fruit wine in Maharashtra please provide me wine policy for fruit win e in Maharashtra it will help me a lot if you have any documents which will provide me details regarding setup of fruit wine Thank you

Posted @ January 17, 2014 13:25

 

V. Ravi Babu Says:

Dear sir i am importer of wine in andhra from croatia. can u support to enter into delhi market.

Posted @ January 10, 2013 14:54

 

Gul Says:

This is really great. Wish they would start something smiliar at these prices in Mumbai too, so that large people can access to this.

Posted @ January 10, 2014 14:00

 

Subhash Arora Says:

Rhododendron wines are easily available in Himachal Pradesh. Minchy is a popular label there.

Posted @ January 06, 2013 10:37

 

Dinesh R Bodhade Says:

Retail availability of rhododendron red wine(water fall)is not possible in akola(vidarbha region of maharashtra). if its available for retail purchase(atleast 1 box) then kindly tell me mob. no. thru which i can directly purchase. its very nice and its marketing and availability make this very popular eventhough here in maharashtra there is huge availability of angoor wines. but taste of rhodo red wine is simply superbb !!! also being red wine casual drinker its another option to driker in india !!!........dinesh r bodhade(patil),akola,maharashtra, india

Posted @ January 03, 2014 16:41

 

Subhash Arora Says:

Hi Chris. I am glad someone noticed it! People are so shameless and used to making such tall claims through the print media! I noticed the report in Economic Times but I neither know the importer nor anyone I asked, seemed to have heard of them. So rather than writing Blog in which case I would have reacted like you have, I just made it as a report (a bit in my tongue-in-cheek style) giving the due journalistic credit and left it to people like you to notice the anomaly. I have also penciled in the news report and will be commenting about it when some more information about performance is available. It is a pity the print media is so gullible and naïve so far as wine is concerned. But that is their business-not mine. I wish they were slightly more inquisitive rather than printing everything fed to them- I guess for a price?? Happy New Year to you and Aruna. Subhash

Posted @ December 27, 2013 17:10

 

Chris Pohl Says:

Dear Subhash, I could not help myself but to mail my comment to you. You know the India Wine Scenario better than anyone I know; as you know my links to the South Africa & India Wine Business I fail to see how 30000 x 9ltr cases of wine from KWV would be sold within 3 Years here in India. A huge capital sum has to be spend just on registration fees in the selected regions alone and b) why would anyone register any products when the annual registration is between 4 to seven month up for renewal - I just don't see it. I truly wish them all the success as I would look forward to be able to purchase some Roodeberg or the very much valued Cathedral Cellars Wines. Maybe we will also see the excellent KWV Brandies on the shelves - I just hope that those ambitious Plans to add 30000 cases of wine imports to the currently 39600 cases imported from Argentina, Spain, NZ, Austria, Portugal, Germany, and South Africa COMBINED!!! Makes you think - doesn't it. In closing just one Question - WHY stating such numbers at all. I have kept - as a do with all your newsletters, this one in particular and set my reminder to read it again in 2 years - let us see what will happen and I just hope, that I am so very wrong and that they are right. Best Regards Chris

Posted @ December 26, 2013 14:19

 

Ganesh Kumar Says:

I would like to take up franchise for wine making and export from India. I intend to start from a small scale. Request some guidelines please. Regards.

Posted @ December 07, 2013 13:38

 

dinesh r bodhade Says:

retail availability of rhododendron red wine(water fall)is not possible in akola(vidarbha region of maharashtra). if its available for retail purchase(atleast 1 box) then kindly tell me mob. no. thru which i can directly purchase. its very nice and its marketing and availability make this very popular eventhough here in maharashtra there is huge availability of angoor wines. but taste of rhodo red wine is simply superbb !!! also being red wine casual drinker its another option to driker in india !!!........dinesh r bodhade(patil),akola,maharashtra,india

Posted @ December 02, 2013 12:34

 

Subhash Arora Says:

Hi Sailesh, You will definitely need a license from the excise department. You may have to go to Chandigarh if you want a regular license but I suggest you meet the local excise officials in Gurgaon first. It is a logical thing-they should allow you but you may need t convince them. Otherwise, you can always take a daily license every time you want to serve wine-that could be expensive. Subhash Arora

Posted @ November 21, 2013 14:48

 

Gaëlle Gicquel Says:

Media India Group will be launching a French Wine Pavillon at the next AAHAR, in Delhi for French players in the wine sector willing to set up collaborations with their Indian counterparts or simply willing to export to India. I am looking for information concerning the present tax level in India for imports of wine making equipments (casks, fermentation tanks...), and wine related products like corks. Kindly share with me the information you have on the subject or please let me know where I could find this information. Thank you in advance for your precious collaboration Regards Gaëlle Gicquel

Posted @ November 19, 2013 14:17

 

 

       

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