No. 623: : October 22, 2014

Assistant Editor : Natasha Vohra

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Big Banyan, Premium Wines
Sula Vineyards
KRSMA Estates Pvt. Ltd.
Aspri Spirits Pvt. Ltd.
Grover Zampa
Varietal & Reserve Wines
Fratelli Wines
Mumbai Festival Celebrating India's Finest Wines
Oct 21: Mumbai Wine Festival organised a blind tasting of 80 Indian wines collected directly from the top Indian wineries last week at the historical Royal Mumbai Yacht Club with eight wine experts judging wines from across India taste them over October 16 and 17 in order to chose the Finest Wines, writes Subhash Arora who was invited to be one of the two out-of-town judges. Wineries participating were Sula, Grover Zampa, Four Seasons, Fratelli,

MWBI: Cautious Optimism for Indian Wine Market
Oct 21: Despite no respite from heavy taxes and rising costs due to cumbersome procedures and an unprecedented currency devaluation last year, both the domestic and imported wines managed significant sales growth during the fiscal year 2013-14 (ending March) but with pressure on the value of wines sold and profitability because of faster growth in the cheaper wine segment, writes Subhash Arora for the current issue of Meininger’s Wine Business

Fratelli Diversifies into Imported Wines
Oct 22: After establishing itself on the solid ground in the Indian wine market, Fratelli Vineyards, the Maharashtra-based producer of premium wines is now diversifying into imported wines with 6 labels introduced in the Mumbai market already and now being launched in the Delhi Market officially on November10, writes Subhash Arora who feels it is a bold step due to the current logjam created by FSSAI but will nevertheless make them an

DAWA Results affirm Historical Trophy for GroverZ Sauvignon
Oct 22: Results announced by the Decanter Asia Wine Awards today confirm that Grover Zampa has been awarded the Sauvignon Blanc International Trophy for their Art Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2014 from Karnataka and also Silver, Bronze and Commendations for 13 other wines, writes Subhash Arora who had predicted the fantastic results based on his feedback from various sources as a journalist. According to their website, after winning a Gold

Wonderful World of Wine : Vijay Amritraj Charms Delhi with Wine and Persona
Oct 22: The legendry tennis star-turned international TV sports commentator Vijay Amritraj charmed the Delhi denizens who had been invited and turned up in larger than expected number to meet the ace and taste his two wines in the Reserve Collection range at the Delhi Launch of Vijay Amritraj Reserve Collection wines from Grover Zampa Vineyards, writes Subhash Arora who attended the Launch at the Leela Palace Hotel despite heavy traffic

Graduate Wine Ambassador Program at Pernod Beckons India
Oct 22: Pernod Ricard, makers of Jacobs Creek wines among several other wineries in their Portfolio have a Graduate Wine Ambassador Program that now offers the qualified graduates in India an opportunity to join as well, according to the communiqué received from Adrian Pinto, Senior Manager-Wines in India for Pernod-Ricard. If you are a budding winemaker, you might be interested in becoming a graduate winemaker. If you are more interested in

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