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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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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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