No. 625: : November 06, 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
HKIWSC: GroverZ creates History for India with 15 Medals
Nov 06: Grover Zampa has broken all records of medals for Indian wines at any recognised international wine competition by bagging 15 of the 18 medals at the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Competition held last month, the results for which were announced today, the opening day of the 3-day HK International Wine and Spirits Fair, writes Subhash Arora. Although the Gold continues to elude India even at the 6th edition of the Cathay Pacific HKIWSC, 7 Silver and 11 Bronzes were awarded to Indian wines. Grover Zampa

India’s 'Top Ten' Indian wines
Oct 31: The List of Top Ten wines from India as extracted from the result of 'Selection of India's Finest Wines' Top 25 wines so far has many surprises, not the least being SDU Syrah Reserve from SDU Winery finding the Top Spot and having two of its wines in the Prestigious list, based on the blind tasting conducted by a jury of 8 wine experts, writes Subhash Arora who was one of the 2 judges invited from out of Mumbai. The participating wineries were Sula, Grover Zampa, Four Seasons, Fratelli, Reveillo, York, Myra, Vallone, Nine Hills, Charosa, Chandon, Alpine, Big

York Winery introduces Red Arros and Brut Cuvee
Nov 04: The number of domestic premium wine labels is going up with Nashik-based York winery introducing a new premium label Arros, a blend of Shiraz and Cabernet and a sparkling wine made with Chenin Blanc soon to be released, according to their winemaker partner Kailash Gurnani who tasted the two new wines yesterday with Subhash Arora who found the red blend quite impressive with the Brut showing good potential. The 2012 vintage Arros debuts with Shiraz dominating with two-third and the balance being Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. The wine

Chilean Wine and Food Fest impresses Connoisseurs
Nov 03: Chilean Wine and Food Fest that seems to have become a steady feature on the Delhi Wine and Food annual calendar, organised for the 5th time in a row by ProChile and the Embassy of Chile, at Hotel Lalit last Wednesday, was extremely successful with seven importers offering over 30 wines and the hosts managing a couple of Chilean food specialties, writes Subhash Arora who has been promoting the event for the past 12 years. The event held for the third consecutive year at Lalit, was also the last one for the Director of ProChile, Mr. Nestor Riveros

Kerala High Court upholds Prohibition
Nov 01: Kerala High Court upheld the State Government’s decision to impose Prohibition in steps as an executive power given by Sec 47 of the Constitution, with a couple of minor amendments allowing the 4-star hotels also to sell alcohol but barred 3-star properties, bringing curtains down on alcohol sales or consumption at least officially in the alcohol-ridden State. After over two months of legal jugglery, with the Kerala Bar Association going even to the Supreme Court against the government order and which directed the High Court to take up the matter under

Calories Count Recommended for Wine Labels in UK
Nov 01: Concerned with the obesity epidemic with most people not having any idea how many calories their drinks contain, public health experts in UK have recommended that their calorific counts should be mentioned on the labels-something that FSSAI should be looking at for Indian consumers rather than focussing on the inane looking features like ingredients despite the expected opposition to the move by the industry. A large 150 ml glass of 13% ABV (alcohol by volume) red wine contains about 130 calories; a bottle of alcopop contains 170 and a pint of 4%

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