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No. 496 : : April 11, 2012

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Wines to Cost More in Haryana
Apr 09 : While Haryana, the neighbouring state of Delhi continues to streamline its excise policy, trying to balance between the declared long term objectives of breaking the cartels and unethical dominance of liquor mafia and broad basing the trade by facilitating the entry of new players of modest means, there has been an increase in taxes that will push up the wine prices and keep smaller distributors out of the       
Star Interview: Meet the Man from Mouton
Apr 07 : Hugues Lechanoine, Managing Director of Baron Philippe de Rothschild, one of the five First Growth chateaux of Bordeaux was in Delhi last week, visiting India for the first time, along with the Asia Market Director Anthony Gourmel, to promote their wines. Subhash Arora who interviewed him exclusively at length at a small dinner at the Diva Restaurant, writes After starting his career with Pernod Ricard as a Brand
FHA 2012: The Singapore Sting
Apr 11 : During the recent trip to Singapore to judge at the WSA Wine Challenge, a part of FHA 2012 to be held on April 17-20, it was quite surprising to hear from the locals and the organizers ruing about the high taxes on wine in Singapore, especially when we have seen our shoulders droop with the weight of a very high tax regime in India but they do have a valid point, writes Subhash Arora . Unlike Hong Kong          
Primitivo- The Potent Prince of Puglia
Apr 11 : This south-eastern Italian region is blessed with sun and a variety of indigenous grapes that include the historic Primitivo, Negroamaro and Nero di Troia and a pleasant Susumaniello, a red variety saved from extinction and also noteworthy white varieties like Fiano and Verdeca, but Primitivo may be a good fit for India, says Subhash Arora who recently visited ‘Apulia Wine Identity ‘, organized by Puglia      
Wine and Health: Drink Red Wine and Lose Weight
Apr 07 : The next wave of research on wine and health has brought in some good news for those who love red wine and fruits as a recent study conducted at Purdue University in the US indicates that a chemical compound in red wine and certain fruits in varying proportions, has the ability to control fat formation and fight obesity. Kee-Hong Kim, Assistant Professor in Food Science at Purdue led a research study conducted at  
FDI in Retail Still Not a Dead Horse
Apr 11 : Despite several reservations on the issue, the UPA coalition government has rejuvenated its efforts to create a consensus on allowing foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail, with the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) reportedly holding consultations with all stakeholders to reach a consensus in the matter, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma has said Conceding that some     
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