Assistant Editor Natasha Vohra

No. 374 : : April 01, 2010

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Indian Government Reduces Customs Duty
Indian Government has decided to reduce customs duties on wines from the existing 150% to 100% with immediate effect with an assurance to bring them to 50% in 2 years, abolishing the current 4% surcharge, and note to the Delhi government to roll back the excise duties on wine to Rs. 150 a bottle, according to unconfirmed rep
Blog: Red Red Wine
The recent IWSR Report on Indian wine market has made those on the east of Suez spring up in surprise with figures indicating much higher consumption of Indian and important wines as also suggesting an improbably higher proportion of red wine consumed, ostensibly to clean the arteries clogged because of butter chicken et    
India First Asian Nation to Join OIV
India will be the first Asian country to be accepted as a member into the Paris based OIV, Organisation Internationale de la Vigne et du Vin, said Dott. Federico Castellucci, the Director General of the premier international organisation having only government bodies as members. Acknowledging the role played by Subhash Arora as a catal  
World Wine Tour 2010 Enters India
The charity World Wine Tour comprising of Anja Cheriakova from Netherlands and Georges Janssen from Napa, visiting vineyards and wineries in different countries for three months arrived in Mumbai on Saturday to spend a couple of weeks sampling and collecting wines for the charity auction to be held after the one-year tour, writes Na
Vinitaly Concorso Begins in Grand Style
The 18th edition of the 5-day Vinitaly International Wine Competition 2010 began at the Veronafiere venue in Verona on Monday in grand style, with 105 judges from Italy and abroad, ready to swirl, sniff and spit 3634 wine samples from 27 countries to award a total of 64 medals, under the aegis of OIV. Subhash Arora who was invited again    
Koch Sues Christie’s for the Fake Jefferson Wine
Palm Beach billionaire William Koch filed a suit against the Christie’s auction house for the allegedly fake bottle supposedly owned by Thomas Jefferson, claiming that they knew it was fake when it was auctioned and were in collusion with the seller against whom he has already filed a suit, Koch paid more than $300,000 for 4 bottles sup  
The 11th International Exhibition of Wine & Spirits, 20-23 April 2010
ESTATE VINYARDS, Riona Wines Pvt. Ltd.
The London International Wine Fair, 18-20 May at Excel London
Varietal & Reserve Wines
Sula Vineyards
Vinoble 2010
Delhi Wine Club
  The Malt Dinner at Olive Beach  
A newly developed 30 room beach resort in Colva, South Goa.
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