No. 628: : December 03, 2014

Assistant Editor : Natasha Vohra

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Sweet Smell of Success for Saha Singapore
Dec 01: Saha Signature Indian Restaurant and Terrace Bar Singapore, the Indian modern cuisine restaurant by Patron and Partner Chef Abhijit Saha of Fava and Caperberry in Bangalore and Ravi Viswanathan, the Singapore-based investor in Grover Zampa and Sula Vineyards, has won the Top Restaurant Award within months of opening in Singapore. The Top New Restaurant Award that spells the sweet smell of success for the duo is noteworthy as itís across all categories, writes Subhash Arora who had lunch with the celebrity Chef at

Palate Fest 2014: Wine makes Appearance in Delhi Park
Dec 01: What appeared to be a virtual impossibility due to the archaic excise laws, till November 28 when the first 3-day New Delhi Palate Fest 2014 was held at Delhi’s Nehru Park in Chanakyapuri, became an instant reality since wines were also included in the list of beverages sold in the park for the first time after the Indian independence in 1947, even though it might be considered a back-door entry for wines, writes Subhash Arora who attended the event to check out the wines' availability. Entry Gate No.1 at the Nehru Park led one past the VIP Lounge where the

WBWE 2014: Wonderful World of Bulk Wines in Amsterdam
Dec 03: The 6th edition of the two-day World Bulk Wine Exhibition was held in Amsterdam on 24-25 November with over 6000 people from 59 countries including India, congregating at the RAI Congress Centre to taste bulk wines of 250 exhibitors from 19 countries and some of whom also attended several seminars on both days, writes Subhash Arora who visited the Exhibition again this year and also presented the wine trends in India. ĎThe world wine consumption is steady at 240 million hectoliters for the last 30 years. About 40% of the world trade is in bulk

Passing By: Count of Col d’Orcia at the Chambers
Dec 03: Count Francesco Marone Cinzano, owner of the well-known Col d’Orcia winery in Montalcino was in India when a dinner was hosted at The Chambers at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel where he presented the past 4 released vintages of Brunello di Montalcino, 2009-2006 to an elite audience of about 50 persons who loved these wines, not taking away from an excellent dinner crafted by the Grand Executive Chef Hemant Oberoi. I met Count Francesco Marone Cinzano in India about7 years ago when he came with a delegation of Montalcino producers in January

Jacob’s Creek launches ‘Made By’ Global Campaign
Dec 01: Possibly inspired by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, Jacobs Creek has announced launching a 2-part global ‘Made by’ campaign that features a brand story on TV this month and a human story around the global brand ambassador, the star tennis player Novak Djokovic, to be released in January 2015. ‘Jacob’s Creek...We are made by here...this valley with all its charms and challenges...Made by the sun that makes or breaks our hearts...Inspired Vistas...late night obsessions and walled tears...made by 160 years of doing

Improving Indian Wines French Style
Nov 28: French scientists, who are solving the problems of wine-makers in the famed Bordeaux region - the largest wine growing area in the European nation - will share their knowhow with Indian scientists for improved products, writes Sahana Ghosh for IANS. Experts at the Chemistry and Biology of Membranes and Nano-objects (CBMN), located in Bordeaux, the capital of France's Aquitaine region, are unraveling how certain chemicals present in wine - tannins- react with human saliva and the trick to a smooth wine texture. They are also, most importantly,

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