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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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From Archives (2011) : Welcome Brunello 2011: Impressive but Young 2006
Brunello di Montalcino is one of the highly acclaimed Italian wines which are elegant, harmonious and age-worthy. The 2006 vintage released in January 2011 was a 5-star rated vintage that appears to be outstanding but young right now whereas the 2010 vintage awarded 5-stars based on barrel samples holds promise when it goes public in January 2015, writes Subhash Arora who visited Montalcino recently
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From Archives (2010) : Neo-Prohibition in Southern States
From the early 1950s the Government of India has periodically sought to persuade the State Governments to adopt a uniform prohibition policy. Attempt to impose prohibition in various states have periodically been made, but later that move was lifted as the budgetary deficit and the extra cost of enforcing prohibition made the effort financially non-viable writes Rajiv Seth reflecting on the recent statement by the Tamilnadu Chief Minister Mr. Karunanidhi that he may consider imposing prohibition.
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From Archives (2008) : Cava - once cheap, now chic
Gerry Dawes is an American Food and Wine writer from New York . He specializes in Spanish cuisine and wine and has won several awards for his works. He is also a professional photographer. Though based in New York , he spends majority of his time in traveling through Spain for his Articles and doing consultancy work. He is a specialist in Spanish wines, which are as complicated and diverse as French and Italian wines. I had met Gerry in Barcelona at the Alimentaria, 2006. He agreed to share his expertise and Articles with us. We start with his Article on Spanish Cavas; we had met at a dinner
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From Archives (2010) : Maiden National Wine Conference by IGPB
In less than a year of its existence, Indian Grape Processing Board organised the first National Conference on wine, inaugurated by the Minister of Food processing Industries, Shri Subodh Kant Sahai at Hotel Ashok, Delhi, where the potential and challenges were discussed by a host of representatives of various governmental bodies and other stake holders, writes Subhash Arora who was invited as one of the speakers.
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From Archives (2010) : Toast with Wine at Banquets, President told
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) With US President Barack Obama and Michelle the latest to be toasted with fruit juice at a grand state dinner in Rashtrapati Bhavan, a plea has been made to President Pratibha Patil to consider serving Indian wines, a "healthy beverage" whose medicinal properties have been well documented.
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From Archives (2006) : Top Chile Wine Fest 2006 huge success
H.E. Mr. Jorge Heine and his wife Norma hosted a unique wine festival for the F & B personnel, wine journalists and members of the Delhi Wine Club last Saturday at their residence. Top Chilean wines greeted wine connoisseurs. An excellent rendering of Indian classical music by the flute and tabla duo was a welcome component added to wine enjoyment this evening at the sit-down event organised on their lawn. The other Indian element at this unique event was the snacks. One of the objectives of the evening was also to try matching of various veg . and non- veg . snacks with 6 wines served.
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From Archives (2009) : Herr Klinger und il Kavalier
I have always recognised the role Gaja played in my falling in love with Italian wines and possibly promoting them inadvertently a tad more than the others. I must have done something out of the way made the Italian government considered me worthy of the knighthood and awarding me the title of Cavaliere earlier this year.
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From Archives (2009) : Bipin Desai- A Gujarati in Paradise
DelWine has been published since 2006. We have had many Articles which are relevant even today. Here is an Article about an Interview with one of the most well-known Indo- American collectors of fine wines. Bipin Desai is a name to reckon with. Ironically, he is from Gujarat, the driest State of India, where Mahatma Gandhi was born. This Article would inspire many wine connoisseurs even today-editor.
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From Archives (2006) : Zonin Patriarch Upbeat About Indian Market
Gianni Zonin, banker and boss of the Italian wine company that bears his family name, is comforted by the fact that wine sales in India are growing, even as they fall irretrievably in countries closer home. "It can be a very interesting market," he said in an exclusive interview to Subhash Arora, President, Indian Wine Academy, at Vinitaly 2006.
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From Archives (2002) : This Chile is Hot
There has been a lot of Chile in the air recently. Several new and existing importers of wine in India have been rushing to Chile and getting into the fray for getting its wines to India. The reason is not difficult to understand. Chile produces good wines at very reasonable price. ProChile organized a Chilean Wine Festival at the Hotel Taj Mahal on the evening of 15 November 2002 to showcase some of their wines from Bouchon
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From Archives (2007): Birthday on the Orient Express
It is for that reason, among others, that I was so delighted when Subhash Arora, the founder, mentor and driving force of the Delhi Wine Club, kindly invited me to attend the fifth birthday of the DWC at The Orient Express, the famous restaurant at the Taj Palace Hotel,
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From Archives (2004): London Wine Show 2004 concludes
The London International Wine and Spirits Fair 2004 concluded successfully on May 20th. The 3-day show held at the Excel Conference Center in the dockland area of London was attended by over 10,000 visitors during the first two days compared to a total of 12000 last year. About 14000 people visited the Fair, writes Subhash Arora who visited the Show and felt Indian wineries ought to participate with subsidies from the government
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Archives (2003): Angelo Gaja all praise for Indian White Wines
Angelo Gaja created history of sorts when he introduced his Nebbiolo wines from Barbaresco, a small village of Piedmont, Italy for more than $200 per bottle. Dubbed as the Prince of Piedmont by the Wine Spectator and one of the top wine producers of Italy by experts and critics, he changed the earlier Italian philosophy of producing bulk wines at cheaper prices and put Barbaresco on the map of fine wines at a time when only Barolo had been recognized as the maker of fine wines, writes Subhash Arora who visited the winery on 18 July 2003 and also quizzed him about Sauvignon Blanc from Sula Vineyards and got interesting response
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