No. 642: : March 27, 2015

Assistant Editor : Natasha Vohra

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ProWein 2015 : International Trade Fair Wines and Spirits
Sula Vineyards
KRSMA Estates Pvt. Ltd.
Aspri Spirits Pvt. Ltd.
Grover Zampa
Fratelli Wines
Blog: Wine Democracy Reinforced by Supreme Court
March 25: The Supreme Court order yesterday upholding the citizen’s right to freedom of speech as provided by the Indian Constitution by striking down the draconian Section 66A of the Information Technology Act 2000 which gave the government unbridled powers to arrest anyone showing dissent online, is a welcome step and reinforces our faith in wine democracy where the wine lovers can express their views including the displeasure with the government

Allow Separate Wine and Beer Duty-Free Shops
March 24: A whiskey war seems to be in progress at the Delhi Arrivals Duty Free Shop which is oozing with strolleys that are given free with purchase of 2 bottles of whiskies like Chivas Regal, Jonny Walker Black, Glenlivet and a horde of other tempting offers, writes Subhash Arora who asserts that wines with no attractive display or offers have few chances of sales and feels a separate shop for only wine and beer sales ought to be leased out if the

Prowein 2015: India keeps Foot in the Door
March 27: Recently concluded 3-day annual Wine and Spirits Show ProWein had a record attendance of over 52,000 visitors with about 6000 exhibitors from 50 countries, with India having nominal presence with Sula and Grover Zampa in wines and Goa- based Indian Agave and Maharashtra-based Meher Distilleries in the Spirits section, writes Subhash Arora who regrets the absence of Indian flag at the Show, so vital to promote Make in India label

Global Perspectives : 15 Years of Indian Wine Industry
March 24: It is a coincidence that the defining moment for the Indian wine industry in its present form was in 1999- around the same time as the Launch of UpperCrust magazine. The history of Indian wines would record that the leading producer Sula entered the fray in 1999 with Rajeev Samant who had returned from Stanford and looking for a viable project, founding this company. Based in Narayangaon in Maharashtra, Chateau Indage known then as

KRSMA Wines Set Foot in New York City
March 25: After launching the Krsma labels from Krsma Estates, the Karnataka winery has entered the second market according to the envisaged and has launched 3 labels-Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Sauvignon Blanc in New York City where it is available in 2 retail stores and over 15 restaurants, writes Subhash Arora who believes that their Cabernet Sauvignon ‘012 is now the most expensive Indian wine across the globe. The launch is not

Nature’s Wrath Nasty for Nashik grape growers
March 27: Nashik was victim of the nasty wrath of nature barely a day or two before the crops were ready to harvest with lashing rains splitting the plumped up eating grape but wineries like Sula came to the rescue of the farmers due to their social responsibility and political pressure from the leaders of the community and offered to buy grapes at prices at which the farmers recovered their costs and possibly made marginal profit as well, writes

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