Assistant Editor Natasha Vohra

No. 380 : : May 06, 2010

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Blog: Shed a Few Tears for the Small Guy
In the difficult wine scenario in India, it is not only the customs duties and unreasonable excise duties in states like Delhi, that are irksome and a bottleneck in spreading the wine culture, but the label registration charges and the excise licensing costs are particularly harsh for small importers and producers, constraining the av  
Italian Varietals debut with Vintage Wines
Nashik based Vintage Wines, producer of Reveilo label has become the first winery in India to produce wines from two popular Sicilian indigenous grapes Nero d’ Avola for the red wine & Grillo for the white wine, which were launched last Friday at the Marine Plaza Hotel in Mumbai. Bindu Malhotra, President of the Terroir Club, Mumbai Cha
Despite Respite Indage Faces Rough Weather
Debt-ridden Indage Vintners got a respite from the High Court by getting an extension on the stay against the winding up proceedings till June 15 last week and should be able to get the order rescinded eventually after satisfying the Court that the proposed restructuring would be acceptable to the creditors, but it will still face insurmounta 
We Recommend: Chateau Mouton Rothschild at Wildflower Hall
The wine list of the Oberoi’s super- premium property Wildflower Hall Hotel in Shimla offers some extremely well priced wines, the best buy being the First Growth Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1997 as a Bin End special offer and is highly recommended for those with palate and wallet for top end wines at great prices. Regularly priced at   
Utsav Australia Comes to an End
The fifth and final wine tasting in a series titled Utsav Australia was held at the Australian High Commission, Delhi at the end of last week under the aegis of the Australian Trade Commission. It is a commendable joint effort between the Australian Government and their Wine Industry to promote Aussie wines in India, writes Arun 
Cliff Richard Set to Sparkle at Seventy
The Indian- born British rock star, Sir Cliff Richard who owns an $8m estate and vineyards in the Algarve region of Portugal, will soon introduce a sparkling wine under his own brand Vida Nova, to celebrate his 70th birthday on October 14 this year. ‘The Next Time’ you go to London with ‘The Young Ones’ for a ‘Summer Holiday’, or ‘     
Sula Vineyards
ESTATE VINYARDS, Riona Wines Pvt. Ltd.
The London International Wine Fair, 18-20 May at Excel London
Varietal & Reserve Wines
Vinoble 2010
The Malt Dinner at Olive Beach
Delhi Wine Club
A newly developed 30 room beach resort in Colva, South Goa.
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