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From Archives (2007)- Vinitaly 2007: Chianti is favourite with Italians too
Chianti is not only the most common Italian wine in India but is the most popular quaffing wine in Italy too. It was the highest selling D.O. wine in the Italian super markets, according to a survey by AC Nielson for Vinitaly, the 41 st edition of which opened in Verona on March 31 and concludes today.
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From Archives (2007): Bruce Cakebread of Cakebread Cellars, California
When you think California, you think Cabernet. And when you think fine California Cabernets, the name Cakebread cannot escape your mind. I also think of Marie Antoinette, the infamous Queen of France who suggested her poor subjects to eat cake if there was no bread!
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From Archives (2007): Taste of California
California makes the plonk. It makes low-end affordable wines. Fortunately most people are aware that it makes some excellent red and even white wines- even some cult wines at prohibitive prices. The recent 2006 Tasting, a repeat of 1976 Paris Tastings, found California ahead of Bordeaux again in blind tastings.
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Wine Tastings – Labrusca vs. Lambrusco
Labrusca is the American variety of wine grapes ( vitis Labrusca ) found mostly on the East coast of the USA (as compared to the widely used vitis vinifera, a grape variety grown in Europe and now across the world including India,). Wines produced from this variety are foxy in taste (reminding you more of animal fur than fruit- don’t fret if you cannot visualise the smells or flavours).
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From Archives (2007) : ‘Champagne de Pimpane’ to be ‘born again’ soon
Pimpane winery was purchased by Sula Wines over 3months ago from the banks in an open bid. During his recent visit to Nashik, Subhash Arora, President, Indian Wine Academy, was also at this fourth winery of Sula. He reports the progress made
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From Archives (2007) : MadridFusion 2007 Choked Channel of Distribution in India
Heavy import taxes, lack of wine awareness & education and state complex laws are some of the hurdles in the way of increased wine consumption. But the clogged distribution channel is also a significant hurdle in the expansion of market, reports Subhash Arora, President of Indian Wine Academy’
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From Archives (2007) : Chateau Indage acquires Australian winery
Chateau Indage, the biggest Indian winery has acquired 100% equity in Tandou Wines Pty Ltd., a fully owned subsidiary of Tandou Ltd, a listed company in South Australia. Mr. Ranjit Chougule, the Managing Director of the company informed Mr. Subhash Arora , President, Indian Wine Academy,’Our core objectives for acquisition are broadening the range of Indage wines both in overseas markets as well as India’. He added, ‘it also ensures our 400% capacity expansion, from the current one million cases to four million cases through this acquisition.’
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From Archives (2010) : Sardinian Argiolas Surfaces in India
Aspri Spirits has launched a range of wines from Sardinia-perhaps a first from this Italian administered island-the second largest in Mediterranean after Sicily, although it produces only 0.1% of all Italian wines. Argiolas wines are for connoisseurs with loose purse strings or for those who are bored with existing wines, writes Subhash Arora who met their export executive Beppe Pinna last week.
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From Archives (2010): India Wine Challenge Shelved- for Now
After holding three successful editions of India Wine Challenge in London, Delhi and Mumbai and announcing the fourth one in Mumbai in January next with the addition of India Spirits Challenge, the organisers have decided to shelve the Competition for the time being, since there were not enough entries to make a credible competition, writes Subhash Arora.
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From Archives (2011)- Anteprima Montepulciano 2011: Wine and Art
Unobserved by many visitors at the Anteprima tasting organised by the Consorzio del Vino Nobile di Montepulciano with producers, were a series of paintings by a Florentine artist, Elisabetta Rogai who was commissioned by the Consorzio to use wine as the paint medium. The result of this eno-art was mesmerizing for Subhash Arora who talked with the painter at the venue about the new wine medium for painting.
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MadridFusion 2007: Tasting Truffles with Champagne
Dom Pérignon, the iconic star of luxury of Moët Hennessy (LVMH) pares very well with Caviar.
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From Archives (2007): Chianti Classico DOCG 2003 Ruffino
La Piazza at the Hyatt Regency, Delhi is a favourite destination for an excellent Italian cuisine. Sunday brunches can be long, deliciously satisfying, relaxing and are in a true Italian style. A bottle of Chianti or a similar wine fits the bill perfectly with the food.
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From Archives (2004): Riddle From Riedel
Good wine must be drunk using proper glasses and when it comes to wineglasses very few come close to Riedel (pronounced as ree-del). The 325-year old family owned Austrian company that had its glass making roots in Bohemia revolutionized the wineglass industry 35 years ago. It changed the stemware from traditional coloured and cut glass to plain, thin blown, long stemmed unadorned glasses, writes Subhash Arora.
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From Archives (2007): Chianti Classico DOCG 2003 Ruffino
La Piazza at the Hyatt Regency, Delhi is a favourite destination for an excellent Italian cuisine. Sunday brunches can be long, deliciously satisfying, relaxing and are in a true Italian style. A bottle of Chianti or a similar wine fits the bill perfectly with the food.
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From Archives (2006): IFE-2006 – Robert Joseph decries French influence in Indian wine making
Robert Joseph, who was the keynote speaker at ‘Indian Wine Market-An International Viewpoint’ the second wine conference organised by Indian Wine Academy for the IFE India 2006 had some interesting comments to make about the Indian wine industry to Subhash Arora, President of Indian Wine Academy.
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Sula advances harvest to a record early date
Sula Wines has advanced the 2007 harvest by almost a month. For the first time the Sauvignon Blanc grapes were harvested in December, 2006. President of the Indian Wine Academy Subhash Arora talked to their viticulturist, Dr. Neeraj Aggarwal at length about their innovative technique. Here is the report:
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