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Arora Nominated ‘Best International Journalist’

Posted: Tuesday, 13 March 2012 10:42

Arora Nominated ‘Best International Journalist’

March 13 : Cav. Subhash Arora, President of Indian Wine Academy and Editor of India’s first online wine and food eNewsletter delWine, has been nominated for the journalist excellence award as the ‘Best International Journalist’ by the Committee of Grandi Cru d’Italia, a premier Association of Italian producers, for a third year in succession, writes Natasha Vohra.

Click For Large View Assistant Editor of delWine Cav. Arora was informed about the nomination through a message from the office of the Comitato Grandi Cru d’Italia, ‘On behalf of Mr Vittorio Frescobaldi and Mr Paolo Panerai, I have the pleasure to inform you that you received the nomination for the journalistic prize assigned by the Comitato Grandi Cru d’Italia, for the category: Best International Journalist.’‘The winner's proclamation, among those who got the nomination, will take place during the gala dinner that the Committee has organized on the occasion of the 46th edition of Vinitaly in Verona, on Tuesday the 27thof March, at Palazzo della Ragione in Cortile Mercato Vecchio.’

Cavaliere Subhash Arora, who has been conferred the title of Cavaliere for promoting Indo-Italian culture by helping the promotion of Italian wines in India in 2009 by the President of Italy, has been nominated for the award for the 3rd consecutive year. The website of which he is the editor and main content provider, was voted as the Best Website 2011 last year, against stiff competition.

‘I am obviously elated by the nomination and that too for the third time. I know there are several fine international journalists who are specialists in Italian wines and are quite formidable contenders. But to me, it is an honour, and an achievement and a recognition of my commitment to promotion of wine as a healthy lifestyle drink. It is also recognition of India being perceived as an important market,’ says Arora who is on his way to Florence to promote wine tourism from India to Tuscany.

Nine journalists from the international community are nominated for this singular honour. Four are short-listed for the final award at the gala dinner. Last year’s award went to Bettane et Dessauve (Le Grand Guide des Vins de France). Michel Bettane is the top journalist from France and brings out the most recognized annual wine guide.

Grandi Cru d’Italia is an exclusive organization of producers which was formed in 2006 with 12 charter members who had for at least 20 years been producing wines of excellent quality accepted by critics and the market and which have won significant awards and recognitions by the most authoritative wine guides and magazines. It has currently 130 such producers as members of the Association. Cavaliere Arora was also awarded ‘Mérite de l’OIV 2011’, bestowed by the Paris-based International Organization of Vines and Wines on 4 wine personalities of the world who have excelled in the promotion of wine globally. He is the only Indian to have been awarded this rare recognition.

Natasha Vohra

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Subhash Arora Says:

Looking at the Article once again today, I realized my mistake- I was nominated as the Best International WINE Journalist. My apologies! Subhash Arora

Posted @ March 14, 2017 11:55


Chetan Shah Says:

Dear,Mr.Subash, congratulations once again.sir, this is indeed a well deserved award. Your articles have always been very informative,just, and kept us updated with the wine news and events happening all over the globe. Regards, chetan shah. Cadwish vinyards.

Posted @ March 24, 2012 12:36


Mahendra Says:

I am so delighted to know that you were nominated “Best International Journalist”! I am proud of you!

Posted @ March 23, 2012 11:59


Rashmi Kant Kanji Says:

Dear Subhash bhai, I, read regularly your newsletter and congratulation for all your effort to promote wine. Also, I live in Lisbon, Portugal and we too have very best wine can compete with world wine and if you visit Lisbon please contact me and will serve you wine with Portuguese or Gujarati food. Rashmi

Posted @ March 22, 2012 17:16


Randhirpatel Says:

Subhashji, Cheers! Congratulations. Randhir

Posted @ March 21, 2012 15:06


Violet Says:

Dear Cav. Subash Arora, You have done India proud for the third time. Congratulations! We need more of you to put India on the world wine map.....May your tribe increase. Best wishes from the family of Indus Vineyards Violet

Posted @ March 21, 2012 14:35


Paul Vaughan Says:

Dear Subhash, a well-merited nomination and a true reflection of your standing in the word of wine writing. You stand head and shoulders above your peers. all the best for the final judging Paul

Posted @ March 21, 2012 12:06


kskarnic Says:


Posted @ March 21, 2012 12:00


Marc Perello Says:

Dear Subhash, Kindly accept my sincere congratulations for the award received recently. Let me tell you the award is totally deserved due to the great efforts you are doing in many fields, increasing the level of wines knowledge in India, explaining the rules, unfair system… and always being very fair and telling the truth every time! As said, CONGRATS! Thanks & Regards, Marc

Posted @ March 20, 2012 16:28


Mark Walford Says:

Dear Subhash, Congratulations again. Very well deserved. Best Wishes, Mark Walford

Posted @ March 20, 2012 15:10


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