No. 631: : December 23, 2014

Assistant Editor : Natasha Vohra

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Blog: Let Your Palate Go Places in 2015
Dec 22: The time to make resolutions only to be broken is near. But here is one that the wine lovers can simply put in their wish list and try to achieve as much as they can and enjoy-resolve to drink as many different wines from different countries and regions as possible even you don’t move out of your city for the whole year but let your palate go places. The excitement of wine is not only because it is good for health. Not only because it is a lifestyle product that goes well with food. Not only because it is fashionable. Not only because it is produced from

We Recommend: Say ‘Chak de Phatte’ with Prosecco This Festive Season
Dec 22: The best way to celebrate the Christmas Holidays and the New Year’s Eve Celebrations is to pop Champagne but a more affordable and almost equally enjoyable bubbly could be Prosecco, the fastest growing segment of the sparkling wine market, says Subhash Arora who believes that the Prosecco Hills are Forever and suggests some of the available labels that you may gift to friends or drink and say ‘Chak de Phatte’! A friend had invited me and a group of close friends at Hotel Grand a few days ago. The evening started with snacks and the

Winery feature: Rise of SDU Boutique Winery
Dec 22: Number of domestic wineries producing quality wines has been growing steadily with the new boutique SDU Winery in Chikkaballapur District near Bangalore Karnataka also making a mark, writes Subhash Arora who visited the winery and the vineyards recently and met the producers Shaambhavi and Umeish Hingorani and believes the winery also has a great potential to promote wine tourism because of the location and her penchant for hospitality business. During the last two years I visited Bangalore three times and visiting SDU Winery was each time on

Continuance of Indian Grape Processing Board Uncertain
Dec 22: With the government tightening its hands on the till, the existence of the Indian Grape Processing Board has become uncertain with a chance that the Board- in-limbo may soon become defunct unless the producers cough up their share of the funds as a pre-requisite for the continuation, though the process of implementation of the proposed wine laws by FSSAI would not be affected in such an eventuality, writes Subhash Arora. The government has apparently put the Board on notice by not releasing any fresh funds. No meetings have taken place for the last 5

Closed Kerala Bars allowed as Wine Parlours
Dec 19: As was widely anticipated at the time of announcing Prohibition Policy, the UDF controlled Government in Kerala has taken the decision to allow converting 418 bars closed since April into beer and wine parlours as the cabinet committee decided on Thursday to scrap the idea of making Sundays as dry days. As anticipated the government has already been caught up with the tourism and bribery issues. Reportedly The Oommen Chandy government is grappling with bribery charges, economic setback and legal challenges since it decided to bring

Tasting : Unique Spanish Wine for Connoisseurs
Dec 20: Antonio Huertes Garcia, owner of Bodega Ribera de Pelazas in the Province of Salamanca on the western border of Spain in Castilla Y Leon was in Delhi last week with his export Manager Raquel Vela Pato to promote his Arribes DO and other wines and met Subhash Arora who was really enamoured with their unique wines made from the indigenous grapes Bruñal and Juan Garcia. It was supposed to be a courtesy call when Raquel Vela Pato had requested a meeting with me since Mr. Antonio Huertes Garcia, his father-in-law and owner of the winery in

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