No. 690: : March 22, 2016

Assistant Editor : Natasha Vohra

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Sula Vineyards
KRSMA Estates Pvt. Ltd.
Fratelli Wines
Beyond by Sula to go beyond Sula to Soma Vineyards
March 16: It may be beyond belief but the pride of Sula Vineyards ‘Beyond by Sula’, that opened as the first and currently the only full-fledged Resort at a vineyard in India will no longer be a part of the Sula wine tourism, come July 1 when it goes back to the owner Pradeep Pachpatil who owns the villa, resort and the trade mark and the vineyard around it, as the long term lease runs out and will not be renewed, writes Subhash Arora who

Grand Tasting Experience debuts at the Taj Mahal in Delhi
March 19: After curating it thrice at the Taj Bengal and following it up with the Taj Krishna at Hyderabad, Keith Edgar, an expat wine educator and importer residing in Kolkata has tied up with the Taj Mahal Hotel to launch for the first time, the International Vine and Food Experience in Delhi on March 25-26 where one can have an excellent culinary experience with several Masterclasses running concurrently and a Grand Tasting of around 250 quality

Benvenuto Brunello 20016: Welcome Brunello di Montalcino 2011
March 22: Benvenuto Brunello, one of the most popular Anteprima wine events in Italy and especially Tuscany as a part of the ‘Tuscany Taste’, the common annual program to promote Tuscan wine zone is also the climax of the much awaited event every February, writes Subhash Arora who tasted and found Brunello di Montalcino 2011 not as consistently good as the fabulous 2010 and perhaps not as long ageing but better than the 4-stars it was

View Point: Indian Grape Processing Board dead-Long Live IGPB
March 18: Indian Grape Processing Board (IGPB) which is currently comatose after the 5-year mandate expired last March, is breathing its last and in the process of being buried with no-one in the industry including the Ministry of Food Processing Industry under whose aegis it was created, happy about it; but stuck in the financial quagmire it might be reborn with financial help from the government which will also maintain a control over its working,

Encore for Madame La Cave at Diva Un-Wined Dinner
March 22: The wine appassionata Madhulika Bhattacharyya, the charming wife of Aman Dhall, the soon-to-be born-again biggest wine importer, and proprietor of La Cave fine wines and spirits store in the Select City Mall, has had a string of wine dinners in Delhi to create Branding for her store and organised successfully two back-to back wine dinners, writes Subhash Arora who was present at the dinner at the Gulati Spice Market last Saturday

Ferrari Producer bags Family of the Year Meininger Award
March 16: Lunelli family, owner of Ferrari Winery, a well-known Trento DOC sparkling wine producer using Methode Traditionelle and mostly champagne grapes, seems to be on a roll; after being chosen as Sparkling Wine Producer of the Year at the Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships (CSWWC) 2015 and declared as the European Winery of the Year 2015 by Wine Enthusiast, it has been awarded the ‘Wine Family of the year

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