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Wine Articles By Subhash Arora

Ravi Viswanathan of Grover Zampa dazzles Delegates at India Wine Summit
In what started as a mild Address, the speech delivered on Sunday at the at the India Wine Summit by the Keynote Speaker Ravi Viswanathan, a French citizen of Indian descent, living in Singapore but controlling the Grover Zampa group which has seen incredible changes in the last couple of years, became the highlight of the Conference at the delWine Summit & Excellence Awards with hard-hitting facts about the industry and possible solutions, writes Subhash Arora who decided to publish the Speech with minimum edits to keep it soulful
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Guide to Storing Alcohol in Homes in India
The plethora of wine laws is applicable not only for importers, producers and distributors, retailers and restaurateurs all of whom come under the umbrella of licensing but the consumer in every State has to follow laws for the storage of wine and alcohol as Aruna Chawla, our guest writer points out that every state has its own specifications of ‘permissible possession’ and makes an attempt to decode the major ones for our readers
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Srilanka bans Women from buying Wine and Alcohol-Again
Within days of reversing a 39-year old sexist law of 1979 that banned women from buying alcohol or working in places that sell or manufacture liquor, the Sri Lankan Cabinet yesterday took a U-Turn and decided to reverse the decision and re-impose the law, among other reformist decisions, because of the strong opposition from several groups, according to a report by PTI
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Chilean Wine Star Eduardo Chadwick
Eduardo Chadwick, President of the Chilean wine estate Viña Errázuriz and the man on a mission-to prove that Chile has a unique terroir and makes some of the best wines in the world has succeeded, what with his top wine Viñedo Chadwick being already the most expensive Chilean wine fetching $585, writes Subhash Arora who visited Viña Errázuriz and the iconic Don Maximiano winery in Aconcagua Valley and had an exclusive chat with him over lunch at the Los Leones Golf club in Santiago and later at his office, during his visit to Chile to judge at Chile- by- CMB Wine Competition
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CMB 2018: Concours Mondial de Bruxelles goes out of Europe to China
After traveling to several European countries since 2006, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (CMB), one of the most prestigious international wine competitions is heading beyond the European borders and heading towards China for the 25th edition to be held in 2018 from May 10-13 in the Haidian district of Beijing, writes Subhash Arora who has been also invited to judge for the 10th consecutive year
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Drappier to Release the Submarine Champagne
After experimenting with under-water ageing for 4 years Champagne Drappier is ready to release next month a couple of twin packs-each having one bottle matured naturally and the other matured under sea to compare the taste difference, with a choice of Brut Nature twin pack containing 100% Pinot Noir ( €90 ) or the iconic Grande Sendrée 2008 twin pack with a single-vineyard blend of 55% Pinot Noir and 45% Chardonnay ( €190), writes Subhash Arora who explores the phenomenon at different places in the world
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WBWE 2017: Another Successful Edition of World Bulk Wine Exhibition
The 9th edition of the World Bulk Wine Exhibition (WBWE) held on 20 and 21 November 2017 at RAI Amsterdam with around 220 exhibitors and over 6,000 visitors from over 60 countries participating, concluded successfully even though the amount of business conducted might have been less because of huge increase in the prices of bulk wine due to lower production in many parts of the world, writes Subhash Arora who feels this Exhibition is very relevant to the Indian producers and importers besides representing 38% of the world production
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Dear KRSMA Wines Maturing Gracefully
KRSMA is perhaps the only Indian winery where the emphasis is on increasing age-ability and maturity of both red and white wines along with their approachability as seen once again when delWine organised an impromptu tasting and comparison of two vintages of two labels, with Mr. Krishna Prasad, the Hyderabad-based owner of KRSMA Estate, bringing Sauvignon Blanc (2013 and 2016) and Cabernet Sauvignon (2015 and 2012) for a private, exclusive tasting to see the evolution, writes Subhash Arora
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Nazaaray kay Nazaaray at Australian High Commission
Three Wines from Nazaaray Estate in Flinders, a small town south of Melbourne, Victoria were poured at a special dinner organised by the Deputy High Commissioner Chris Elstoft last Thursday to welcome and recognise Paramdeep Singh and Dr. Nirmal Ghumman whose cool climate Pinot Noir Reserve 2015 won the People
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Italics Wine Club launched by Indo- Italian Chamber at Bangalore
After the Launch in Mumbai followed by the Pre-Launch in Delhi last month, the Indo- Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry formally launched the second Italics Wine Club in Bangalore on October 13 followed by the exclusive Alfiere Italico wine course at the Hotel Park on October 14 and 15, writes Cav. Subhash Arora who is the resource person from India and was a part of the faculty
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Italy: Gaja and Graci gear up for their First Etna Harvest
The new Sicilian joint venture of the ‘Prince of Piedmont’ and the Wine Enthusiast Man of the year Angelo Gaja and the Etna producer Alberto Graci, is getting ready for the first harvest next month, to be fermented at Graci’s winery in the village of Passopisciaro on the north slope of Mount Etna and sold through Gaja Distribuzione, the distribution arm of Gaja family
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Italians Upset about Unfair Tirade against Prosecco
Italian Prosecco producers have been outraged about recent media reports in UK claiming that drinking Prosecco leads to chronic tooth decay and can erode gums, with even their politicians entering the row denouncing such unfair, insidious, irresponsible and inaccurate remarks about a sparkling wine only because it is the current rage and a hot brand in England
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WBWE 2017: World Bulk Wine Exhibition in November at Amsterdam
The 9th edition of the World Bulk Wine Exhibition, 2017 (WBWE) being held on 20 and 21 November at RAI Amsterdam will have participation by around 220 exhibitors and 6,000 attendees from over 60 countries and promises interesting seminars which may be quite useful for Indian producers, Sommeliers and Restaurants, writes Subhash Arora who feels this Exhibition is not only relevant to the Indian producers and importers but also showcases the quality and diversity of bulk wines that represent around 40% of the world production
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Edivo Vina: Latest Underwater Cellar in Croatia
Keeping with the recent trend of wineries experimenting with ageing of wines by immersing bottles in underwater cellars in the sea, lake or sinking barrels under water, a new winery Edivo Vina has come up recently in Croatia, which has wine tourism in mind as well as selling wine bottles encased in amphoras and dipped under sea water, writes Subhash Arora
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Raising a Toast to Penfold Grange and Aldi Shiraz
A bottle of the iconic Australian wine Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1951 was sold for US$ 41,000 last Wednesday at an auction in Melbourne by a fine and rare wine store MW Wines, making it one of the most expensive Australian wines ever sold but for regular wine drinkers there is a supermarket Shiraz from Aldi which won the Wine of the Year Award at Melbourne International Wine Competition last week and is available for a very reasonable US$ 5.54
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