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No. 863 : : November 09, 2020
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Sula Vineyards
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Sula Sun Shines brightly again after weathering Covid Storm
Nov 05: After passing through the disastrous period of April-June 2020 like all other Indian wine producers and importers, Sula has not only weathered the current Covid storm magnificently, but it has managed to come out ahead with a gain in market share and the brand stronger than ever, writes Subhash Arora who had a long telecom with Rajeev Samant, Founder CEO of Sula Vineyards, who has been in Nashik since March and enjoying the

Alpana Singh Resigns as Master Sommelier Due to Sexual Harassment Scandal
Nov 07: Alpana Singh, the Indo-American born to Fiji Indian parents and a Chicago-area restaurateur and host of “Check, Please!” has renounced the highly prestigious MS title after over 20 women accused male members of the group of sexual harassment in a New York Times article, reports Subhash Arora who feels that the Court of Master Sommeliers (CMS) Americas was not directly involved but many of the senior members took undue advantage

West Bengal lowers Wine and Liquor on Pricing Restructure
Nov 02: After increasing the price of wine and liquor across the board by 25% in April during Covid-19 Lockdown, the West Bengal government has reportedly agreed to practically withdraw the increase because of loss of revenues due to a crash in sales, introducing 22 new slabs for wine and beer across all categories after rationalising the price structure, effective November 1. Der aaye, duroost aaye!! An old saying goes, ‘late in coming, but welcome

Austrian Reds also gaining Global Recognition for Excellence
Nov 09: Austria has been known as an excellent white wine producer, especially Grüner Veltliner, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling, but after the infamous scandal of 1985 that was followed by strict wine laws and creation of the Austrian Wine Marketing Board (AWMB), a lot of emphasis is also being placed on red wines, resulting in the superlative quality, writes Subhash Arora who feels that they might not be at their pinnacle yet but are fast competing with

China Bans Wine and Imports of several Products from Australia
Nov 03: China's Government has raised the stakes in its economic campaign against Australia, with several importers receiving directives verbally to stop import shipments of Australian wine this week, writes Subhash Arora who feels that the move is political and meant to punish Australia for taking a stand against China as the source of Covid-19 and now joining the Quad exercise by the navies of US, Australia, Japan and India which is perceived as a

From Archives (2010) : Toast with Wine at Banquets, President told
Nov 07: New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) With US President Barack Obama and Michelle the latest to be toasted with fruit juice at a grand state dinner in Rashtrapati Bhavan, a plea has been made to President Pratibha Patil to consider serving Indian wines, a "healthy beverage" whose medicinal properties have been well documented. In a letter to Patil following Monday's state banquet for the Obamas, Subhash Arora, president of the Delhi Wine Club and

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