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No. 497 : : April 17, 2012

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Blog: We shall Overcome
Apr 17 : An article that I wrote recently for an international magazine about the structure of market for imported wines in India, got the editors in a tizzy as it had such overtones of negativity that it made them wonder if it would scare away the producers. I feel I must project a true picture with a hope that things are bound to improve although it will take an unknown amount of time before they get better, In every circle of         
DWC Wine Dinner: OTW Restaurant on a Roll
Apr 17 : I DISCOVERED a new measure of a restaurant’s success at On the Waterfront (OTW), the Capital’s newest and most good-looking restaurant and scene of the Delhi Wine Club’s 5/193rd dinner. It’s called ‘disappearing chairs’, writes Sourish Bhattacharyya who is also the Vice President of the Club. After we completed a most satisfying dinner and were waiting for dessert, Subhash and I went up to the secon 
We Recommend: Flight of Fancy at ITC Maurya Delhi
Apr 16 : The new revamped wine list at the Dum Pukht Restaurant in ITC Maurya Hotel offers several surprises, including 30 wines by the glass, but the icing on the cake is the possibility of tasting all these wines in flights of 3 wines of 50 mL each at the cost of a standard glass of 150 mL, writes Subhash Arora who recommends our Delhi readers to try a flight or two based on our recommendations and enjoy several       
Restaurant Feature: Sula opens First Wine Bar in Mumbai
Apr 16 : When Rajeev Samant decided to open Vinoteca by Sula, his first wine bar in Mumbai, he obviously had Spain on his mind as Rishi Vohra CSW, a certified sommelier and our Mumbai correspondent discovered at an exclusive lunch hosted by Sula last Friday, perhaps bringing in a whole new culture for Mumbaikars curious enough to taste the finest that Mumbai has to offer at an affordable price. When       
Wine and Health: Need to Study Effects of Wine on Dementia
Apr 16 : According to World Health Organization about 35.6 million people were suffering from dementia in 2010; this number is expected to double to 65.7 million by 2030 and 115.4 m in 2050, making it worth considering instituting more studies on effect of wine on dementia, many of which have already indicated that the antioxidants in wines help reduce the chance of getting the disease which is already costing     
Australians Resist Screwcaps for Premium Wines
Apr 16 : Despite the increasing use of Screwcaps as closures, Australian winemakers are desisting from shifting completely for their premium wines as the fine-dining restaurants and the overseas markets view cork as superior to screwcaps for premium wines, despite the problem of cork taints, forcing them to look for better quality corks. Last year, 85 per cent of Australian wines were screwcapped, up from 84 per cent  
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