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From Archives (2011): Kanwal Grover of GV Passes Away
Kanwal Grover Founder of Grover Vineyards in 1988 and a Doyen of the Indian wine industry passed away yesterday at the age of 85 in Mumbai after an illness of 2-3 months. He would have been 86 on August 4, says bereaved Kapil Grover, Director of GV, adding that the family had been planning a celebration for his 86th birthday
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From Archives (2010): India Scores at Hong Kong IWSC
India participated for the first time at the Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Competition with merely 3 wines out of 1300 entered, but unconfirmed results suggest that two wines scored Bronze medals at the largest pan-Asian competition in its second year, reports writes Subhash Arora who was one of the judges.
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From Archives (2010)- Ante Prima Tasting: Montepulciano vs. Montepulciano
From Archives (2010)- Ante Prima Tasting: Montepulciano vs. Montepulciano
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From Archives (2008): EU Files Complaint against India with WTO
The EU has again filed the imminent complaint against India at the WTO claiming that it still keeps European wine and spirits out of its market due to discriminatory high taxes, reports Subhash Arora.
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From Archives (2006): IWA on Wine & Food in Washington Post
This Article published in delWine Issue no. 75 of 18 September 2006 was a faithful reproduction of the one written about the existing Indian wine culture in the Washington Post based on an interview with Subhash Arora and Sourish Bhattacharyya. While many of such sites have disappeared along with the Article, it was a pleasant surprise to see the Article still on their website and it is a pleasure to share the Article with our readership as it gives a true picture of the status of wine culture, though the change has been not very significant though we have been crawling in that direction, writes Subhash Arora
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From Archives (2006): Indian Wine Companies Must Wake Up to Storage Issues
At a tasting with a group of lawyers, we were asked an important question: Why does an Indian wine taste better when you buy it from a winery than from a retail shop? The answer is bad storage and it is about time the wine industry does something about it, writes Sourish Bhattacharyya
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From Archives (2006): Conflicting Signals on JV of Mallya with ND Wines
Vijay Mallya, who has just bought a 150-year-old French wine-maker, Bouvet-Ladubay, is learnt to be making an all-out effort for a foothold in the fledgling Indian wine market. The company is in an advanced state of discussions for a joint venture with the Nashik-based ND Wines, reports The Economic Times.
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From Archives (2006): Academy Shares The Joy of Wine With IT Honchos
Storage is extremely important for computer hardware as well as for wines." With these words, Indian Wine Academy President Subhash Arora introduced the subject of wine to IT heads who had gathered at Taj Lands End in Bandra, Mumbai, on August 30.
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From Archives (2008): Selling Export Futures in the 200k Cases Indian market
I was rather amused and shocked to come across a news item recently in Economic Times which narrated the plans of Nashik based, Vallee de Vins with unlaunched wines, planning substantial export in the current Indian market of 200,000 cases.
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From Archives (2010): Blog- I’d Rather be WET
There is a spate of WSET courses being offered in India now but I had considered the possibility of doing the Advance Certificate and Diploma to meet the future demand for wine education six years ago but decided against it since they involved spirits tasting as well. As a wine-only person, I refused to do or conduct the courses- I’d rather it be WET.
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From Archives (2006): The Ambassador of the Republic of Riesling
From Iceland to Israel, from London to Sydney, Ernie Loosen is famous for being fanatical about Rieslings. He is behind the disgraced old varietal bouncing back to a second life. Subhash Arora meets the man behind the mystique at his Mosel estate
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From Archives (2006): Cheapest Red Wine of Gaja Breathes His Passion
Here is a Super Tuscan from the famous Angelo Gaja out of his latest acquisition in the Bolgheri-Maremma area of Tuscany near the Atlantic Ocean. This is one of three red Super Tuscans coming out of the award-winning
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From Archives : KRSMA Wines Shine at the World Wine Symposium
Though not yet introduced in India, Krsma Wines made a good impression on the tasters at the recently concluded 5th Edition of the World Wine Symposium at Hotel Villa d’Este on Lake Como with those of the 250 registered wine professionals tasting the Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay from the Hampi producer in Karnataka pleasantly surprised at the swift progress made by Wines of India, writes Subhash Arora who had recommended him to participate and showcase the wines in the prestigious global conference, if money was not a constraint
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From Archives (2008): Screwcaps to Rule Wine World by 2015
The latest figures indicating about 40% usage of screwcaps should be a hint for the Indian wine producers to go the New World way and perhaps shift completely away from corks, says Subhash Arora
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From Archives (2006): Man With A Mission: Singapore Oenophile Praises Arora
This competition [14 th Concorso Enologico Internazionale at the 40 th Vinitaly, Verona ] brings together a whole host of personalities, nationalities and types into one hotel and one venue. It offers a great opportunity to interact, to establish new friendships, and to deepen or strengthen old ones. It is an amalgamation of cultures but only one culture is foremost - the culture of wine that binds all participants.
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From Archives (2006): Vinitaly 2006: Tasting the Magnificent 13 with Serena Sutcliffe
From Cristal 1999 to a luscious Austrian dessert wine, via Gaja, Solaia, Tenuta San Guido, Pingus and Torbreck, Subhash Arora sampled 13 iconic world wines at Vinitaly 2006 with the Director
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