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From Archives (2010): Brothers Bond to Bring Indo-Italian Blend
If every wine must have a unique and interesting story to tell, there would be plenty in the glass from Fratelli Wines, a collaborative joint venture between three sets of brothers, with the Seccis from Tuscany teaming with Sekhri siblings from Delhi and the Mohite-Patil brothers from Maharashtra- the three pairs launching three varietals in the first phase, in Mumbai last Friday
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From Archives (2010): Big Banyan takes a Step Forward
After keeping a low profile for a couple of years, Bangalore based Big Banyan Wines owned by John Distilleries Ltd has launched two new varietals Zinfandel Rosé Rosa Rossa and the Muscat based dessert wine Bellissima, along with the announcement that Shiraz Reserve 2008 undergoing barrel aging since last year, will also be released soon
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From Archives (2008) - Profile: Ashwini Patil Avate- The Sommelier Plus
Ten years ago when Pune based Ashwini Awate did her Bachelor of Arts majoring in Economics, little did she realise that one day she would do Masters Vintage in Vine and Wine from a French University that would catapult her into the male dominated Indian wine world. Subhash Arora profiles the young woman who hopes to carve out a niche for her.
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From Archives (2006): Austrade, UBIFRANCE and FIAB To Participate in IFE-India
Austrade, which has confirmed the presence of nine major Australian food companies, will participate in the show for the first time. Another first will be the substantial presence from France, in the form of UBIFRANCE, which will bring with it 30 top food companies. Sopexa will continue its association with the show by organising B2B meetings for the French exhibitors.
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From Archives (2006): Sula to Step Up Production to 1.5m Bottles
Sula Vineyards has set a target of manufacturing 1.5 million bottles in fiscal 2006-07, reports www.newkerala.com quoting a Press Trust of India dispatch. In the previous financial year, the company produced 1.1 million bottles.
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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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