Assistant Editor Natasha Vohra

No. 361 : : February 01, 2010

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Taste of Third Indian Wine Challenge
The third edition of Indian Wine Challenge was conducted under the chairmanship of Robert Joseph on the first day of the 3-day Taste-Expo being held in Mumbai from 28-30 January, with 20% of the participating wines winning medals and a few surprises , reports Subhash Arora who was a judge for the third consecutive time. The newly  
Taste: Ten Million Pound-Valued Buds
The UK wine consultant Angela Mount, one of the judges for the recently held India Wine Challenge at the Taste-Expo Mumbai had her taste buds insured for £ 10 millions when she was the head of the wine buying at the department stores chain, Somerfield. She was in Mumbai recently where Subhash Arora had an exclusive    
Restaurant Feature: Meet Faiek Saadani of JW Marriott
Faiek Saadani, the dynamic F & B Director at the JW Marriott since last February is a thorough-bred hospitality, food and wine sector expert with close to the ground international experience in managing restaurants and hotels, writes Subhash Arora who had an exclusive chat with him in Mumbai recently. I hear German being spo
Taste the Power of Indian Customs
While the excise problem had forced the organisers of Indian Wine Challenge to change the venue from Hyatt to the exhibition venue in Goregaon, a bitter after-taste was left by the inept handling by the organisers and the high-handedness of the Customs that made the Spanish participants red faced and walk out of the show    
Zest for Columbia Crest et Al
Al Portney, the vice president for international sales of Washington based Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, which owns several wineries including the biggest volume producer Columbia Crest, was in Delhi earlier this week, where he had an exclusive dinner with Subhash Arora, tasting and enjoying a few labels from their different es 
Taste: South Africa King in Medal Drought
South African wines were crowned as the king at the recently concluded Indian Wine Challenge at Taste Expo Mumbai with 3 out of their wines claiming the solid Gold out of a mere 10 awarded internationally, with less than 5% getting the coveted Gold, writes Subhash Arora. One often reads about the bricks and bouquets thrown at th
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