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Seena Zachariah Says:

Please do send details regarding the course fees duration. Thank you.

Posted @ July 29, 2022 09:19


Subhash Arora Says:

I hate to disappoint you but there are better ways to lose money (like a casino, for instance). Wine making is an expensive pastime. You need to have a lot of capital to start with. Many other frustrations on the way. You will be better off as a consultant in some company. Otherwise, it is a long term project with not much profitability in the short term to medium term. But if you have deep pockets, you could buy a small running winery and take it to the next level. Arora

Posted @ July 13, 2022 21:00


M Mukherjee Says:

I am a retired scientist. I have travelled expensively in Europe during my job and have experienced the wine culture there. I have a wish to try wine making for commercial purpose here. I wonder if I can get any suggestion about how to go about with my wish. I know basics of wine making, and have prepared wine at home. A reply from your end will be highly appreciated. Best regards,

Posted @ July 13, 2022 15:20


Subhash Arora Says:

It is quite a practical idea but I recommend you talk to the existing producers like HPMC on how best it can be done. Their orange wine is quite delicious. Arora

Posted @ June 15, 2022 18:00


Swapnil Raut Says:

Dear sir, I am thinking up of setting up a manufacturing unit of orange wine in Nagpur district of Maharashtra. I need some guidance on way ahead and if this is a workable idea. Regards

Posted @ June 15, 2022 10:30


Rahul Dhumale Says:

I am belongs to Nagpur and Nagpur is popular for oranges hence I want to start winery. Wine from orange. Kindly guide into the matter. Thanks and regards Rahul Dhumale

Posted @ May 17, 2022 17:20


Prannav Dutta Says:

Hi! I am a fellow of Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship which is a program under MSDE and IIM. Under the program I have been posted in Champhai district, Mizoram. This area has quite good potential for Wine making. Even have 2 established vineyards are already in existence but what they lack is professional mindset and techniques. I would request you to send the details of all the programs that are necessary and can be opted by civilians of this district. I would also request you to send all the details you find necessary for a prospective learner or inform us about any help or right information regarding this. Please do respond. Thank you.

Posted @ December 10, 2021 13:00


Saniya Savant Says:

We are a bunch of 3 students studying in NMIMS School of law, Navi Mumbai. We are conducting a research on ‘Wine Marketing strategies : A case study on Brand preference of Sula Wines. We in requirement of wine connoisseurs who can participate in our research as respondents. It would be of great help please.

Posted @ November 29, 2021 11:50


Subhash Arora Says:

Despite a huge latent demand, the wine industry has not stepped up its efforts to import non-alcoholic variants- perhaps due to the duty structure. That's why Torres distributors stayed away from importing it. I am sure if one importer gets the stocks of a genuine product (where the product is made with full alcohol which is then removed, keeping all the flavours in, it will have a huge market. Countries like Spain, US, UK and Australia are quite bullish about it for the growing segment. Arora

Posted @ October 13, 2021 20:50


Sanyukta Kumar Says:

Hi im looking for non alcoholic wine in delhi I came across your article which states that Torres was being launched in Delhi. Do you know where its being Retailed? Thanks

Posted @ October 13, 2021 10:20


Subhash Arora Says:

Dear Rajesh, We are adding your name to the list of subscribers/ members to Indian Wine Academy. Just so you know we had nothing to do with Wine Society if IndiA which was a quasi - retail company that went bankrupt. We do not buy it sell wine but only impart wine education. Arora

Posted @ October 02, 2021 15:30


Rakesh Khullar Says:

Mr Arora, I have a long association with you, as i was the active member of WSI (Wine Society of India). I was out of touch after the closure of WSI. I want to be associated with you again through India Wine Academy. Please guide how can i ? Rakesh Khullar +919810096027

Posted @ September 25, 2021 12:30


Subhash Arora Says:

Unfortunately we do not conduct any structured courses. But there is enough information on to last you a long time for your interest in wine and get you moving in the right direction. You can look for doing WSET 2 and 3 in the meantime, if you are looking for a career in wine. But nothing like tasting, tasting and tasting as many wines as you can. Arora

Posted @ September 09, 2021 16:55


Yashraj Singh Tanwar Says:

Hello sir/mam, My self Yashraj Singh and i am from jaipur, i just wanted to know that your academy is open for admissions for Sommelier course. i am eagerly interested in joining your academy from past one year. Can you please share me the details related to this following course? I hope that you will reply soon.Thank You.

Posted @ September 08, 2021 10:10


Subhash Arora Says:

Not sure but fairly positive. Please check with your local excise office.

Posted @ September 04, 2021 13:20


Ramakant Sharma Says:

With due respect, whom it may concern plz I want to know about the selling of fruit alcoholic beer in Jammu J&K Does it need the license like wine shop.

Posted @ September 03, 2021 16:00


Subhash Arora Says:

We carry out only Wine Appreciation Evenings but not certification courses.

Posted @ August 10, 2021 20:26


Rasika Vaity Says:

Hello, I am interested in your program.Can you please revert back to me?Thank You.

Posted @ August 09, 2021 09:43


Manish Pandey Says:

I am hotelier by profession and now l planning to do wset level 2. Can you assist me regarding for the same?

Posted @ July 29, 2021 22:55


Subhash Arora Says:

We have an eNewsletter DelWine that goes to 33000 people in 71 countries 3 times a month- even during Pandemic. We have sent out 886 editions since 2006. We will be glad to add your name. Subscription is free. Arora

Posted @ July 20, 2021 18:46


Anil kumar Bhimjiyani Says:

Do you have a newsletter I can subscribe to please?

Posted @ July 18, 2021 13:16


Subhash Arora Says:

If you want to invest on wines for profit, you have to buy them overseas and keep them in bonded warehouse. You can buy in France or UK but best is UK/Hong Kong. You may buy Bordeaux 2020 vintage which is excellent. But there are bonding charges every year after a year or so, you have to pay the duties applicable. What amount are you thinking of investing? Do not ever buy wine and store yourself if you plan to resell. Arora

Posted @ June 28, 2021 23:31


Narayana Murthy Says:

Dear Sir/Madam, I would like to do some investment in wine. What is the procedure and how to proceed further on this. Please guide me. Thanks & Regards, Narayana Murthy

Posted @ June 26, 2021 18:00


Subhash Arora Says:

It depends on what you mean by venturing into the wine industry. But in general, WSET 1 and 2 are useful courses to start with. But nothing beats tasting, tasting and more tasting wines. Any chance you get, attend wine tastings -and ask questions. Arora

Posted @ June 23, 2021 12:12


Nisha Sharma Says:

I want to enquire about the basic courss available for someone to start his venture in wine industry.

Posted @ June 23, 2021 09:59


Subhash Arora Says:

I believe I am chatting with someone from Australia this Saturday-Arora

Posted @ June 22, 2021 17:10


Leena Khaparde Says:

Hello, We are looking at importing wines from Australia. Wanted to understand who should I get in touch with to get a little more understanding and advice for the same. I look forward to hearing from you. Beat regards, Leena

Posted @ June 21, 2021 08:10


Subhash Arora Says:

Sorry, we do not deliver- or sell anything.

Posted @ June 07, 2021 16:00


Roma Dhamija Says:

Do u have online delivery

Posted @ June 06, 2021 17:10


Subhash Arora Says:

Sorry , no. We educate through our Articles in delWine which is free of charge. We conduct wine events including wine appreciation evenings but no formal courses.

Posted @ June 01, 2021 18:20


Hotraj khanal Says:

Dear sir. Does Indian Wine Academy provides any courses or short term trainings for wine production?

Posted @ June 01, 2021 15:00


Subhash Arora Says:

Jason, I can only tell you about wine only- import duty is 150%- then there is excise duty which is different in every state. But as a rule of thumb, assume total taxes between 250-400% which includes VAT of 20-25%. Liquor is slightly higher. Subhash

Posted @ June 01, 2021 12:30


Jason Chan Says:

Hello Subhash, I'm trying to find out the import duties for wine and spirit product like gin, vodka, whisky and brandy. Can you assist me on these import duties information as there are plans to see if the Indian markets is worth exploring into. Thank you Jason

Posted @ June 01, 2021 11:10


Subhash Arora Says:

It's too early for you to think about that. Focus on your studies and hopefully learn about wines during your spare time.

Posted @ June 01, 2021 10:00


Neeraj Singh Says:

Honourable sir, I am a student. I want to know what are the basic requirements to take frenchise of any wine manufacturing industry. How can I apply.

Posted @ May 28, 2021 11:20


Subhash Arora Says:

One way is to become a member of the Delhi Wine Club if you live in or around Delhi and are qualified to become a member. Otherwise, there are courses run by a couple of Institutes. Subhash Arora

Posted @ March 24, 2021 18:00


Sumit Kumar choudhary Says:

I want know about wine .and tasting training plz suggest me how I enrolled

Posted @ March 24, 2021 14:50


Subhash Arora Says:

Such data is very hard to come by. But if you read several Articles written in -especially in the Indian wine section-you get information from various years.

Posted @ March 23, 2021 11:40


Krushnkumar Kulkarni Says:

Respec, Sir, I am Krushnkumar Kulkarni, Research scholar in N.I.F.T.E.M., institute Sonipat Haryana, I selected topic of research Grape processing, To meet requirement of objectives of study I need data of Total wine production especially from grapes or elase year wise from 2005-2020, But I didn't get any link or website for same, so I request Inidan Wine academy to guide me from where to access data of Wine production particularly in India. With scientific reference. Please help me I will be thankful to you.

Posted @ March 23, 2021 10:10


Ambuj Says:

Sorry IWA logo May Not be used.

Posted @ March 21, 2021 11:00


Ramesh Thakare Says:

Respected sir, I want to become a member of this board pl .inform me the process. Aftet becoming member can i get permission to use logo of government of india? Please guide me. Thanks Ramesh Thakare Mumbai.

Posted @ March 20, 2021 11:30


Aman Vohra Says:

Hi Team, Request you to let me know the procedure to enroll for sit down dinner/wine tastings organised by you. Thank you in anticipation.

Posted @ March 19, 2021 09:16


Subhash Arora Says:

Great! Enjoy!! Ji Ho!!! Arora.

Posted @ March 13, 2021 15:26


Sandeep Rawat Says:

I am very excited after find this new parking because everyday I perched a wine bottle but I am using only 1/2 botal now I am enjoying 2 can everyday.

Posted @ March 12, 2021 11:30


Subhash Arora Says:

Where do you want to produce wine and how? Arora.

Posted @ March 10, 2021 15:26


R Bhaskar Says:

I want wine manufacturing licence , I want to know where is the registration.& Required documents.

Posted @ March 09, 2021 13:00


Rajveer Singh Rathod Says:

Completed my hotel management studies from Anjuman I Islam ihmct mumbai.and interned in st Regis Mumbai,there I fell in love with bar and wines.i have specialized in bakery and kitchen.i would like to explore the world of wines,I hope you can help.

Posted @ March 06, 2021 08:50


Ramkumar Sukhanandan agrawal Says:

I like to attend one session on wine testing and the type of excellent wine available in India. Ram Agrawal

Posted @ February 19, 2021 22:50


Subhash Arora Says:

I am afraid you will have to buy in Himachal where they are available excise duty free and hand carry to Bangalore. Arora

Posted @ February 16, 2021 23:00


Santanu Datta Says:

If I want to get fruit wine from Himachal and store it in Bangalore for my personal use ..what should I do.

Posted @ February 07, 2021 19:00


Subhash Arora Says:

I am afraid it is not registered in Delhi but is freely available in Gurgaon- including The Liquor Warehouse (TLW) and GTown at around Rs. 800-1000. Arora

Posted @ February 06, 2021 23:10


Sandeep Singh Says:

Sir or Madam Good afternoon, I got your details from Internet, right now I am in Delhi so kindly let me know where I will get Emilina wine in Delhi. Hope your kind cooperation would be with me from time to time, Waiting for an earliest response from you, Sincerely yours, Sandeep SinghBabu. Mobile / Whats App : 9040610838.

Posted @ February 06, 2021 22:00


Subhash Arora Says:

No- sorry. But we have a lot of useful information at which is updated regularly.

Posted @ December 16, 2020 15:16


Pralay Das Says:

Hi im interested in persuing wine taster as an career opportunity. Do you provide any course and specific placements if any of such course is available???? Waiting for a reply and looking forward to having a chat with you.

Posted @ December 16, 2020 12:22


Subhash Arora Says:

No- sorry

Posted @ December 16, 2020 10:12


Ayush Pandey Says:

do you provide sommelier internship

Posted @ December 15, 2020 13:52


Tejween Kaur Says:

Hi! Since I was visiting Shimla, I wanted to take a tour around a vineyard with some wine tasting. Please let me know if you have any information about the same, I would be highly obliged. Thank you!

Posted @ December 11, 2020 12:35


Dattatray Says:

Dear sir, we are winery equipment's manufacturer in nashik till date i have installed turnkey 12 project and expansion 32 projects so please send any requirement of winery projects.

Posted @ December 08, 2020 11:50


Ankita Singh Says:

Hi, I wanted to know about the course in wine tasting. I am already doing a job but I am very curious to know about wine. Could you please guide through the process.

Posted @ December 08, 2020 10:30


Subhash Arora Says:

You need to have an importer first before you can plan the exports. Best thing is to ask him once you choose one. Before that it is futile. You can Search FSSAI and check out something yourself. Arora

Posted @ November 14, 2020 17:50


Wian Strydom Says:

Good day. Our company will be exporting wine to India in the coming months and would like to know if you could guide me in the right direction as to where I can find applicable laws regarding permitted additives, label ABV tolerance, winemaking regulations, etc. Kind regards Wian

Posted @ November 14, 2020 10:20


Subhash Arora Says:

It’s not easy to find this information at a single place. But plenty of this information is available in various Articles in Good Luck. Arora

Posted @ November 09, 2020 17:25


Darshan Pangarkar Says:

Respected Sir, I am a student of agricultural economics developing a Ph.D. research proposal for studying a wine market in India. For this, where can I get all relevant data like production, consumption, area, etc?

Posted @ November 09, 2020 10:05


Kumar Lakesh Says:

I want to know that how much alcohol we can store in our home in UP by latest information ?

Posted @ October 11, 2020 12:72


Subhash Arora Says:

You need to go to the Excise office in your city/town and find out about the annual licensing procedure.

Posted @ October 01, 2020 09:00


Rajesh Sahoo Says:

How to open wine shope allowed

Posted @ September 30, 2020 18:31


Subhash Arora Says:

Best to contact your Local Excise office. It Wont be easy but possible. Arora

Posted @ September 10, 2020 09:58


Pavan Kumar Says:

Dear sir, I want to know more about wine manufacturing and how to obtain the license for wine manufacturing unit. I want to start a unit in Hyderabad for wine manufacturing. Please provide the details. with regards Pavan Kumar

Posted @ September 10, 2020 09:16


Subhash Arora Says:

Difficult to say without visiting the area and checking out soil and climate but prima facie it should be a good area if there are enough sunny days, and there is a day/night temp difference of around 20 deg C and rains don't spoil the crops at the time of harvest

Posted @ August 20, 2020 22:10


Khazan Singh Says:

hi mr. Arora, how are you doing? Do you have any thoughts on starting a vineyard in Almora district in Uttrakhand? do you think it will be a good decision to start a vineyard in terrace farming there?

Posted @ August 20, 2020 19:30


Vitla Srikanth Says:

Dear sir Please guide me on what is the minimum storage alcohol in home @ Telangana State Thank you

Posted @ July 31, 2020 18:20


Satish Salve Says:

I want to join wine testing diploma. Thanks and regards Satish Salve 8898325558.

Posted @ July 28, 2020 14:47


Subhash Arora Says:

Please contact the Excise Commissioner of your area. Maharashtra has no problem in issuing license.

Posted @ July 11, 2020 12:20


Vijay Bhalerao Says:

please suggest wine manufacturing licence procedure in Maharashtra

Posted @ July 10, 2020 14:00


Siddharth Mujumdar Says:

Hello sir , just wanted to know if there is any course related to wine making. And if it is then what is the eligibility criteria for it . I am highly interested about doing such type of training program/workshop. It would be very helpful. Thank you , please let me know.

Posted @ July 09, 2020 12:08


Subhash Arora Says:

We have passed on your request to the importer-Sula Selections. Hopefully, you will be connected soon directly on phone. Please let us know if the problem is not sorted out. Thank you, Arora

Posted @ July 06, 2020 22:10


Srinivas Says:

Required le grand noir pinot noir wine to bangalore golf golf please contact for further detail 9449631760

Posted @ July 06, 2020 10:30


Subhash Arora Says:

If you really want to become a Sommelier you need to do second level from Court of Master Sommeliers UK-which conducts courses in Mumbai. You can also do WSET 2 and the WSET3 but these will get you knowledge in wines but not necessarily job as a Sommelier. You need to work serving wines and with the knowledge try to help the customer get a more enjoyable experience. If you have passion, you can be a good Sommelier-not otherwise.

Posted @ July 03, 2020 15:40


Bijoy Kumar Hela Says:

Greetings of the Day Respected Sir/Ma'am, I wanted be a wine sommelier so please let me know the process for wine studies & also the charges. I am a hotelier & working last 14 years in this industry.

Posted @ July 02, 2020 17:20


Subhash Arora Says:

I used to like their wines too. But I have not heard about them for years. Their wines are not in the market. I think they closed down. At least not in production anymore. They used to have an English/French winemaker too.

Posted @ June 28, 2020 10:42


Sugandha Says:

I can't find Vin and Volouir anywhere anymore. I have been such a fan. Did they discontinue this brand?

Posted @ June 28, 2020 10:00


Subhash Arora Says:

Where are you located? There are nurseries in Nashik and Bangalore.

Posted @ June 27, 2020 19:20


Neo Neishel Says:

In view of the subject mentioned above, I am contemplating on starting a vineyard but I'm having trouble in getting the wine grade grape saplings in India. I was wondering if you can help me out.

Posted @ June 27, 2020 17:00


Kevin Says:

Thank you for the reply...but how do I then find one of those? Is there a job title or company category I can google to find one?.

Posted @ June 25, 2020 18:00


Aswath Mohan.V.V Says:

Sir. I am in kerala.wanted wine production licence. The wine make in coconut. Or any wanted company I am supply to order.

Posted @ June 24, 2020 17:10


Subhash Arora Says:

It is a great idea where pineapples are grown. You would even have a good market.Unfortunately, I cannot offer any assistance. You need to contact those in the US (especially Hawaii) who are making wine from pineapple-perhaps even visit them. Arora

Posted @ June 24, 2020 16:10


lalhrilthang hmar Says:

I am planning to make a wine out of pineapple, need an experts guidance .. i am from north east india, the state of assam,, the pineapple we have here are as sweets as the sugar..

Posted @ June 24, 2020 15:00


Subhash Arora Says:

License to manufacture wines is available in MP. Please contact the Excise Commissioner or the top man in your city and he will put you in touch with the right person. Arora .

Posted @ June 24, 2020 14:40


Vishwajeet Bose Says:

Dear Sir, I want to start the smallest wine manufacturing unit in MP. which license will be applicable.

Posted @ June 24, 2020 11:00


Subhash Arora Says:

That will be too expensive!! Lawyers charge a lot of money. What you need is a consultant who gets the labels registered with FSSAI.

Posted @ June 02, 2020 12:47


Kevin Says:

How can I find a law firm in India to review a wine label that we've been asked to design for a client to ensure that it will pass muster under India's packaging laws? Thank you!

Posted @ June 01, 2020 16:20


Subhash Arora Says:

Sometimes. But not enough. You need to hire a qualified person- even if part-time.

Posted @ May 11, 2020 17:10


N P Narain Says:

Can I get technology along with sourcing of equipment.

Posted @ May 11, 2020 16:30


Subhash Arora Says:

You have to get a normal excise license to sell.

Posted @ May 11, 2020 13:20


Dr Subbaiah Says:

Home made wine sales in Karnataka what are all license we need and how to procure and sales.

Posted @ May 11, 2020 12:30


Subhash Arora Says:

I am afraid we have only India Wine Awards only at the moment in India. Arora.

Posted @ April 03, 2020 15:37


Michelle Gates Says:

Good Afternoon We are an Australian Wine Manufacturing company and I saw the article regarding the India Wine Awards. Can you please tell me if there are any other International Wine Competitions held in India that we could possibly enter? Thanking you in advance and I look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards Michelle Gates Winemakers Admin Support Officer Wakefield Taylors Family Wines South Australia Australia.

Posted @ April 03, 2020 14:07


Subhash Arora Says:

Different states have different rules. You need to check from the excise department. Even if they don't give right now, it is possible to chase them and get the license. Arora.

Posted @ March 23, 2020 09:07


Deep Rajulwar Says:

i want wine manufacturing licence , i want to make best fruit wine of india. I want to know what is the fees and cost of licence. Pls .8421033321.

Posted @ March 22, 2020 12:50


Aniruddha Das Says:

Sir, I am from Kolkata. I am interested for wine manufacturing training . If possible please send me for information for wine manufacturing training.

Posted @ March 02, 2020 13:29


Praveen sharma Says:

Dear sir/Madam I want ne a Sommelier could you give me the information about qualification for this course and also the charges. Thank you

Posted @ March 02, 2020 13:29


Subhash Arora Says:

It varies and has to be negotiated. Can vary from 5% to 15% for distribution. Retail is worse- generally 10-35%

Posted @ March 02, 2020 13:13


R.G.Gomes Says:

Sir, I want to how much commission is given to distributors and distributor to MRP then to retailers present date. Thanks

Posted @ February 26, 2020 12:10


Subhash Arora Says:

We do not sell wine. Membership to Delhi Wine Club suits those wine lovers who live in Delhi. Check out our website for details of events and membership

Posted @ January 25, 2020 12:10


Akshaya Bharaktiya Says:

Let me know about membership of wine society . How can we get your wine supplies at Indore (M.P.)

Posted @ January 25, 2020 11:10


Ranjit Kumar Gouda Says:

I want to make fruit wine in odisha only to prevent my people from taking duplicate liquors.I have to initiate the honesty.Help me.One day I will definitely be successful in my goals but with your help it would be a bit easier.

Posted @ January 16, 2020 09:07



Sir/Madam I am a graduate in chemical engineering. I want to pursue a career in wine. As a graduate in this major what are the options available for me. Also I am appearing for WSET level 1 award soon. Please reply Thank you.

Posted @ January 09, 2020 18:31

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