Assistant Editor : Natasha Vohra

No. 878 : : April 20, 2021
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Breaking News: York Winery to merge with Sula Vineyards
April 20: Wine producers have been busy during the tough Covid-19 period, not only making and trying to sell wines, but also looking at the possibilities of buying out smaller wineries or merging with the bigger ones, writes Subhash Arora who reports after confirming with Rajeev Samant, Founder CEO of Sula Vineyards that their neighbouring

Chandon heading for Premiumisation with higher Prices
April 19: After the 7-year itch, the 7-starred Chandon has decided on an image makeover with the launch of Chandon Brut and Chandon Rose in Mumbai next month at Rs. 2500 each, as a part of the global strategy to premiumise the bubbly produced in 6 countries including India, writes Subhash Arora who feels that though the price is almost

India and EU getting Ready for FTA Talks in May
April 16: The negotiations between India and the European Union for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA), that were called off in 2013 due to national elections in 2014 and the new BJP government seemingly did not take the initiative to pick up the threads from where the previous government had left off because of some critical issues, will

Vallonne and Charosa win Silver at London Wine Competition
April 15: Results of the 4th edition of London Wine Competition held on march 15 and organised by the U.S.- based Beverage Trade Network (BTN), were announced yesterday with Nashik- based wineries Vallonne and Charosa awarded a Silver medal each scoring 83 points for their Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 and Chenin Blanc 2019

US deports Wine Counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan to Indonesia
April 15: The convicted Indonesian felon Rudy Kurniawan who had duped wealthy clients to the tune of $150 million by selling cheap wine in counterfeit labels and was awaiting deportation since last November after spending 7 years in prison, was finally deported last Wednesday to Indonesia, the country where he once belonged and arrived

From Archives (2010): Blog- I’d Rather be WET
April 13: There is a spate of WSET courses being offered in India now but I had considered the possibility of doing the Advance Certificate and Diploma to meet the future demand for wine education six years ago but decided against it since they involved spirits tasting as well. As a wine-only person, I refused to do or conduct the courses- I’d

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