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No. 879 : : April 29, 2021
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Blog: Top Ten Unsuccessful Indian Wineries
April 28: Indian wine industry in its current Avatar, came into being in mid-1980’s through the pioneering efforts of late Shamrao Chougule, followed by Madhav Rao More, and Kanwal Grover in the 1990’s and has gone through several ups and downs but is currently ruled by Rajeev Samant, founder CEO of Sula Vineyards. But most wineries

Haryana: Progressive Excise Policy will benefit Wine Consumers
April 24: Although there is not much change in the Excise Policy of Haryana for wines, liquor prices will be marginally increased and due to quota increase of 150% for wines, there will be more availability of labels and a wider possibility of ‘Special Sales’ this year, writes Subhash Arora who has noticed a distinct positive change in the wine

Frost- The Catastrophe Agricole in Bordeaux
April 25: The French winegrowers may be accused of crying Wolf in most years to extract extra money from the buyers, with a notable infamous incident in 1981, but France has been very badly hit by frost on April 6-9, destroying up to 100% of the crop writes our Bordeaux Specialist Contributor, John Salvi MW though he believes the

Obituary: Piemontese Pio Boffa leaves Legacy Behind for Pio Cesare
April 21: Two weeks of hospitalisation due to Covid, could not save the life of 66-year old Pio Boffa, 4th Generation Managing Director of the 140- year old winery Pio Cesare, founded by his maternal great-grandfather in Alba, and he died on 17 April, leaving behind his wife and daughter Federica Boffa who has the onerous task of protecting

OIV: World Wine Consumption drops for 3rd time in a Row
April 21: Continuing with the downward trend, world-wide consumption of wine dropped declined for third time in a row to 2.8 percent in 2020 and was at the lowest level since 2002, according to the figures released by Pau Roca, The Director General of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV), yesterday at a web Conference at

From Archives (2008): Selling Export Futures in the '200k Cases' Indian market
April 25: I was rather amused and shocked to come across a news item recently in Economic Times which narrated the plans of Nashik based, Vallee de Vins with unlaunched wines, planning substantial export in the current Indian market of 200,000 cases. Amused- because in an industry where producers start claiming theirs to be the

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