No. 624: : October 29, 2014

Assistant Editor : Natasha Vohra

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Ritu Sauvignon Bags Silver in Global Masters Competition
Oct 29: Ritu Sauvignon Blanc, the export label of the Four Seasons Sauvignon Blanc, has won a Silver Medal in the newly constituted Sauvignon Blanc Global Masters Competition organized by The Drinks Business last month, according to the winery while awaiting the final overall results. The details of the competition are not known except that it seems to be the debut year for the Sauvignon Blanc Global Masters in which about 200 samples were submitted. Looking at another category of Cabernet Sauvignon Masters 2014 a few months ago, where only

Countdown begins for the World Bulk Wine Exhibition
Oct 25: The 6th edition of the World Bulk Wine Exhibition will take place in Amsterdam in a month on November 24-25, preceded by a judging of the bulk wines submitted on November 23 with around 170 exhibitors from 16 countries showcasing their wines to about 6000 visitors from over 70 countries, besides activities like conferences, cooking with wine, writes Subhash Arora who has been invited to be one of the judges and speak at the Conference about the Indian wine market. Started in 2009, WBWE had 70 exhibitors and 1700 visitors from less than 30

Tasting: Piedmont Trinity from Rosoretto Winery
Oct 25: Carmen Heinrich, a Swiss consultant to Rosoretto boutique winery in the Barolo comune of Castiglione Falletto was in India this week for the fact-finding mission and to get a feedback from experts on the Indian market for their wines and organised an exclusive wine tasting from three of the most popular grape varieties of the region-Arneis (Roero Arneis), Barbera (Barbera d’Alba) and Nebbiolo (Barolo) for a select few invitees at a private dinner at Artusi, reports Subhash Arora. A winery in Piemonte (Piedmont) in the North western part of Italy owned by Americans

In a Bit of a Fix…with Wine as a Mix in Cocktails
Oct 25: Whether we like cocktails from fresh wines or only the left-overs, could be a contentious issue that was raised by the Indian wine Academy a couple of months back by asking its members to suggest a recipe of their own and requesting Basu Shatbhi, the well-known mixologist from Mumbai to select the Top Three recipes based on blending with any Indian wine. She not only picked out recipes from Andre Fonseca, followed by the tied Riti Goswami and Manjula Natarajan as winners but also suggests a few of her own that have a touch of the Pro

France regains Top Producer Status
Oct 24: After trailing Italy for two years, France is back as the biggest wine producer in 2014, according to the Statistics provided yesterday at the OIV head-quarters in Paris by the Director General of the OIV, Jean-Marie Aurand who presented initial information about world wine production in 2014, indicating that a 6% reduction has brought the world wine production to an average level but with contrasting developments. France has once again become the biggest producer in the world (46.2 mhl,10% growth) ahead of Italy, which saw a poor harvest (44.4 mhl, with a

Study: Daily Wine Dose helps jog Seniors Memory
Oct 27: A new study by researchers from the Universities of Texas, Kentucky and Maryland in the US claims that seniors who drink moderately have a significantly better ability to recall memories of events than those who do not drink at all or who drink a lot more, according to scientists. Researchers studied the habits of more than 660 people who completed surveys about their alcohol consumption pattern, took various neuropsychological tests and underwent MRI scans of their brains. Moderate alcohol consumption - up to two alcohol beverages a day,

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