No. 684: : February 10, 2016

Assistant Editor : Natasha Vohra

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SulaFest 2016: Another Memorable Feast for Music and Wine Lovers
Feb 10: The 9th edition of the ever-growing SulaFest-an annual gourmet world music festival for the wine and food lovers with penchant for music, was another sell-out event filled with music, gourmet food, wines, a selection of beer and liquor labels and fashion, making it yet another memorable event for 15,000-17,000 people estimated to have attended, writes Subhash Arora who is impressed with the organizational acumen of Team Sula, matched only

GroverZ to Launch the Most Expensive Wine in India
Feb 09: Grover Zampa Vineyards is planning to launch later this year a super premium shiraz-based red wine that would be the most expensive wine in India, that will be sold only in magnums and by invitation only, writes Subhash Arora who tasted the wine at the winery in Bangalore last week and found it outstanding in quality and feels it will be another step towards achieving high quality in Indian wines. Labelled as xxxxxxx (the label was disclosed to

Wine Society of India Shuts Shop
Feb 04: In what would have been its tenth year of seemingly successful operations, the Mumbai- based Retail and wine education oriented Wine Society of India, owned by Direct Wines and Diageo-owned United Spirits Ltd., has announced downing its shutters from February 1, writes a surprised Subhash Arora who feels the company might have been a victim of the archaic and regressive policies and procedures of the government. A recent mail to

KISS 001: Tips for Toddlers in Wine
Feb 09: A young NDTV correspondent who attended one of my wine tastings planned to write an Article on wine and asked me if I could give her some basic tips for young wine drinkers who might not know much but were keen to learn about basics so as not to be overawed, and requested me to KISS (keep it simple, stupid) and touch on a few important points, writes Subhash Arora who sat down with a glass of wine and jotted down from memory a few

We Recommend: Chandon Rose Bubbly for your Valentine
Feb 10: Introduced in 2013 by Moet Hennessey India, Chandon Rose sparkling wine is decently priced premium Rose sparkling wine made by using the same method as for Champagne but retail priced at around Rs. 1400-1450 a bottle, , but with a special Mikado gift box packaging at no extra cost, it makes an unbeatable choice for this year’s gift to that special lady friend or more on Valentine day, writes Subhash Arora. There is nothing as romantic as

Minister Proposes, Chief Minister Disposes in the MP Liquor Policy
Feb 09: An interesting example of how the politicians are paranoid over liquor policy was seen last week when the Madhya Pradesh Finance Minister made an announcement on Thursday permitting people with annual income of over Rs. 1 million ($16,000) to store 100 bottles of expensive wine and liquor in the house by issuing an annual license costing Rs. 10,000 but the Chief Minister made a U-turn on Friday, while in an unrelated case a Minister in

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