No. 683: : February 03, 2016

Assistant Editor : Natasha Vohra

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EU-India FTA Talks Take Off in First Gear
Feb 02: Those of us who complain about our tardy justice system have apparently not been following the India-EU Free Trade Agreement (FTA) talks that were initiated in 2007 and after being in the ‘final stages’ before the run up to the elections in May 2014, are back to square one with the fate of the deal now to be decided after “talks about talks” between senior officials on both sides, dates for which are yet to be finalized, indicative of the FTA being in the

DWC Dinner : Taste of Fratelli and Magic of Chef Sujan at Olive
Feb 03: After test marketing a few imported labels in 2014-15, Fratelli Vineyards shifted gears last November, adding several labels by taking over popular labels imported earlier by FineWinesnMore and showcased Zardetto, Fortant and Bonpas along with the domestic super premium VITAE at a surreal dinner curated by the Maestro Chef Sujan Sarkar who came up with dishes showcasing his dexterity and creativity at Olive Mehrauli, writes

Chianti Classico: Black Rooster still going strong after 300 Years
Jan 30: It isn’t unusual to hear about Italy producing wines for hundreds of years but if there is one wine that has defined the territory in Tuscany consistently for a long time, it is Chianti Classico which has its roots going back to exactly 300 years ago, to 1716 and the dynamic zone is still evolving and growing with energy and enthusiasm and better quality with the introduction of ‘Gran Selezione’ in 2014, higher up in the quality pyramid, writes Subhash

Restaurant Feature: Flavours of Ch. Montrose and Tronquoy Lalande in St.-Estephe
Feb 03: Chateau Montrose is a Second Growth Chateau in Saint-Estephe in Bordeaux with the ageing wines in their library going back to 1880 and beyond but the guests had a treat with their winemaker Hervé Berland taking us through the vertical tasting of 2009, 2000, 1998, 1982 and 1975 along with the Second wine, La Dame de Montrose 2010 and a couple from their second Chateau Tronquoy Lalande also in Saint-Estephe, writes Subhash Arora

No French Lunch without Wine for Iranian President
Jan 30: The recent news in the media about France cancelling the Lunch to be hosted by President François Hollande for the visiting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the 3-nation tour of Europe this week, is old wine in the new bottle since the decision to call off was announced and reported last November, this situation being in sharp contrast to a similar visit by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi last April when wine was served with dinner

Happy Days are Here Again for Oz Wines
Feb 03: Australian Day on 26 January would have seen wine exporters wishing each other Happy 2016 with Chinese wine Exports clocking 66% increase in 2015 and a better performance expected in 2016 when the FTA between the two countries starts showing result, thus hoping to cross this year’s bumper export of $2.1 billion, a growth of 14%, writes Subhash Arora who believes that with the tag of ‘cheap’ wines and increasing competition from Argentina

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