No. 675: : December 09, 2015

Assistant Editor : Natasha Vohra

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Star Interview : Mullineux Story with Chris and Andrea
Dec 09: Chris Mullineux and his wife Andrea, who have the Chairman of Max group Analjit Singh, as their new partner in the Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines, are the new wave of younger producers of South Africa, who have leapfrogged and achieved an iconic status in a short amount of time. The Mullineux were in India last week visiting their Indian partner, when Subhash Arora met them at a private dinner and tasted a few of their award winning wines

Two Indians at Ningxia Wine Challenge
Dec 08: An unprecedented viticultural and cultural experiment is underway in the Ningxia region of China where 48 winemakers from 18 nations including 2 from India-Parikshit Pramod Teldhune and Priyanka Kulkarni are practicing their craft as part of a 2-year contest of winemaking with over US $110,000 in cash prizes, writes Subhash Arora who wishes them luck and hopes more would participate and get selected next year. With the internationalization

IWC 2016: Soul Tree gets Sole Bronze in London
Dec 04: Bronze Medal at the International Wine Challenge 2016 in London may be a far cry from the Gold or even a Silver but it is the sole medal India could bag, and that too through a UK based company Soul Tree, at the first tranche of the 2016 edition of prestigious competition for which he had also judged in April this year, writes Subhash Arora. Sauvignon Blanc 2015 from the Birmingham-based Soul Tree Wine founded by two alumni of Oxford

Passing By: Jakub Wierzba from Sogrape of Mateus Fame
Dec 08: Jakub Wierzba, Sales Director for Asia for the Porto- based family wine producer Sogrape was in India for 4 days last week to visit the Indian distributor, Aspri Spirits and Wines, meet some of their clients, and retail stores and conduct a couple of wine appreciation sessions. Subhash Arora who was invited for an exclusive meeting with him over a private Lunch to taste a few of the wines being exported to India, reports. Ask anyone about Sogrape

IWINETC 2016: Wine Tourism Conference of Substance in Spain
Dec 09: The 8th edition of International Wine Tourism Conference, Exhibition & Workshop (IWINETC) taking place in Barcelona, Cataluña on 5- 6 April 2016, providing an opportunity to visit the 12 wine regions of Cataluña (Catalonia) and taste their wines and also many of the Top 50 Cavas, is a highly recommended event for various wine professionals, writes Subhash Arora who plans to attend it once again and will also be one of the Speakers at

Bihar CM asserts Prohibition in April to be Total
Dec 09: Scotching all rumours that the Bihar government had decided to ban only country-made liquor in Patna in a volte face, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar rejected speculation of a partial ban in Bihar and said there would be "complete prohibition" in the state from April next year, with Chief Minister, speaking to reporters, saying that his officers are working on a comprehensive Bihar Excise policy. A rethink is out of the question, Nitish Kumar said,

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