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No. 835 : : January 08, 2020
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Blog: Tale of ‘The Two Popes’
Jan 08: Just the other day I watched the new movie ‘The two Popes’ on Netflix, based on the chain of events that made Pope Benedict from Germany to resign due to ill health and Pope Francis from Argentina who was elected subsequently in 2013 taking over. This made me think and do some research and locate some famous quotes on wine that go beyond the traditional Sacramental wines, by Pope Francis and Pope John XXIII (1958-63) from

SulaFest 2020: Gourmet World Music Festival back on Feb 1-2
Jan 08: Celebrating 20 years of Sula {1999-2019), SulaFest- India’s first and the biggest music festival in the vineyard is ready to roll for the 13th time on February 1-2, 2020, giving an opportunity to not only listen and groove with some of the top Indian and international bands and taste the range of Sula wines in a charged yet relaxing atmosphere but also visit the nearby vineyards, writes Subhash Arora who has attended six editions and loves the experience

Georges Duboeuf to live on through Mohan Bros. in India
Jan 07: Le Pape du Beaujolais, Georges Duboeuf died on December 4 at the age of 86 but will be remembered for promoting simple red wines made from carbonic maceration of Gamay grapes in Beaujolais, helping farmers recover some of their investment through the world famous Beaujolais Nouveau Day on the 3rd Thursday of November- a concept popularised by him in many countries in the 1980’s including India where he will live on through his

Mesa: Delhi Wine Club showcases Italian Wines at 299th Event
Jan 06: The 299th dinner of the Delhi Wine Club was the first one in a genuine wine bistro, Mesa at Aerocity where food is also delicious with good variety and reasonable prices for wine and food, and where a range of four Italian wines from Veneto and Piedmont were poured last month, reports Subhash Arora, President of the Club who feels that this wine bistro is what it takes for wine lovers to enjoy multiple wines without burning a hole in the pocket

Sliver of Hope for Lower Import Duties on EU Wines
Jan 01: With the current government taking a cautious stand that a section of Indian consumers is interested in higher quality wines, there is a ray of hope that when the FTA talks that began in 2007 and suspended in 2013-14 before the last elections, are restarted there is a good chance that the Agreement may result in lower import duties during the next few years, with the GOI agreeing to stick to only commercial issues. The government appears to

Champagne market in a Soup with Slump in the Domestic Market
Dec 31: Already faced with the threatened 100% imported duty by the US and the Brexit issue looming on their head from these two biggest importers, Champagne producers are facing a slump with the domestic sales also falling, with a drop of 6.4 million bottles last year in a market that saw a 2% drop since 2000 with domestic sales dropping to 147 million bottles last year (2018) compared to 149.7 million in 2000, according to a report in Bloomberg. The sales

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