President : Subhash Arora
                        Editor : Sourish Bhattacharyya
e-Magazine No. 1 - January 15-31, 2006
 BREAKING NEWS:   Five-Star Hotels Likely to Lose Duty Benefit on Wine Imports

The customs-duty exemption extended to five-star hotels and stand-alone restaurants by India 's Ministry of Commerce is most likely to be withdrawn by the end of the 2005-06 financial year, ministry sources told    ... more

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 THE BIG PICTURE:   Gaja's Daughter Pitches for an Indian Wine Vocabulary

Being a consummate story-teller, Gaia Gaja has many tales to tell, but the one that lingers in one's mind, like the wine (Gaia & Rey, a full-bodied Chardonnay) named after her and her paternal grandmother,       ... more

 MARKET WATCH:   Brindco Acquires Barossa Winery for Production Foray

India's biggest wine importer, Brindco's Aman Dhall, announces his company's plans to market its own-label wines from Australia and Chile, and tells Sourish Bhattacharyya that wine importers should now look at a       ... more

 IN COVERSATION:   Lungarotti Wines Rock with Kebabs & Curries

When Leonardo Ricci was in Indonesia to promote the cause of Lungarotti, he paired the Brezza, a young and luscious combination of Chardonnay, Grechetto and Pinot Grigio from the Umbrian wine producer,   ... more

 F&B INSIGHTS:    Hyatt Regency Starts Selling Wine Dinners to Top Clients

After averaging six to eight wine dinners a year, Prasanjit Singh, Hyatt Regency Delhi's Executive Assistant Manager (F&B), is convinced the time is ripe for these dinners to be sold.                                         ... more

 DESTINATION INDIA:   Longuedoc-Roussillon Eyes The Indian Market

Longuedoc-Roussillon's export promotion body, Septimanie Export, will open an office shortly in New Delhi , followed by similar forays into Shanghai, Moscow and Sao Paolo, in a determined bid to put the                     ... more

 WINE SENSE:    Making Sense of Burgundy's Complexity

At first glance, the multitude of labels and villages in Burgundy make the region seem like an impossible puzzle to unravel. With basic explanations and facts, it is however really quite easy to understand                    ... more