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Delhi Wine Club
Arora Nominated for the Prestigious Italy Award

Posted: Wednesday, 23 February 2011 10:58

Arora Nominated for the Prestigious Italy Award

Subhash Arora, founding President of the Indian Wine Academy, Delhi Wine Club and  Editor of delWine has been nominated once again for the ‘Best International Journalist’ award instituted by Comitato Grandi Cru d’Italia,  a prestigious association of Italian wine producers.

A message from the office of the Association says, ‘I have the pleasure to communicate you received the Nomination for the journalistic prize founded by the Comitato Grandi Cru d’Italia, for the category-The 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 45° Vinitaly in Verona, on Friday the 8th of April, at Palazzo della Ragione in Cortile Mercato Vecchio.’

Wine journalists from across the globe are nominated for the annual award by the members of the committee which consists of producers of good standing. ‘I congratulate you on your nomination, resulting from the voting of the Committee’s members,’ adds the communiqué.

This is the second time Arora has been nominated for the prestigious award, ostensibly for his reports in delWine which is sent to around 20,000 wine stake holders in 35 countries. DelWine is an India-centric news magazine which focuses on topical and unbiased information about what is happening in the wine world. Because of the extensive travels to Italy and his slight personal bias towards Italy as a wine producing nation with a lot of history, culture and gastronomical experience behind it , there is a slight skew towards Italy in the news reports, admits Arora.

During a recent visit to Montalcino, he was complemented by several producers who had read several of his articles and analyses of the Brunello 2003 issue that had rocked the region a couple of years ago, and described his analysis as very accurate and unbiased. Director  General of OIV – the Organisation of Vines and Wines, Federico Castellucci  complimented him once and asked him how he could publish the Italian wine information in India when he found the same published in Italian mainstream newspapers a couple of days later!

Arora was knighted as ‘Cavaliere’ for promoting Italian Culture in India through wine and helping Italian producers in exporting wine to India, in 2009. An international wine judge, he has been judging in Italy also at competitions like Vinitaly and Selezione del Sindaco for which he has been invited again in Campania this year.

‘It’s thrilling and exhilarating to be recognised by such an august body and be in the company of the brilliant journalists who are so knowledgeable about Italian wines,’ says Arora who is very pleased with the honour.

For details about the award last year, visit



Marinella Chiavero Well Com Says:

Buongiorno Mr. Arora. I would like to congratulate with you for your nomination as “best International Journalist” by the Comitato dei Gran Cru d’Italia at Vinitaly 2011. Good luck- Best regards.Marinella Chiavero

Posted @ March 26, 2011 12:13


Subhash Arora Says:

Thanks Sidd. I will be in Verona on 7th and 8th only. Subhash

Posted @ February 26, 2011 13:20


Subhash Arora Says:


Thanks but a major correction is in order. I have been nominated only. Winning the award is like reaching the moon! Subhash

Posted @ February 26, 2011 13:13


kskarnic Says:


Congratulations Mr.Subash arora for having won the prestigious award for the second time. It is an uniqe achievement.

Posted @ February 26, 2011 12:48


Sidd Banerji Says:

Congratulations!!Subhash.From our first meet at Bombay Wine fest2010, I considered you as one of my teachers in the fascinating world of wine.More I learn about you,more I am pleased for my decision that day. Trying to attend the session on Feiday,8th April at Verona.Wish you the best.

Posted @ February 26, 2011 12:33


Subhash Arora Says:


Whoa, whoa, whoa, Romi. Thanks. Enough to keep me charged up but you are putting too much load on my shoulders. But I can assure you I will do my best to continue to help in steering in the right direction relentlessly. Subhash

Posted @ February 26, 2011 11:00


Romi Bhalla Says:


Congratulations Subhash it is rare and a privilege indeed to have a dedicated wine Journalist of your stature from India. I am certain the future of wine industry in India is in good hands.

Posted @ February 26, 2011 10:52


Subhash Arora Says:


Thanks Chetan. I believe you had your first vintage of Pinot Noir. Congratualtions and I hope the wine turns out to be great. First vintage is like first love for any winemaker or sommelier! Subhash Arora

Posted @ February 25, 2011 16:10


Subhash Arora Says:


Thanks Yegas, I am glad you are ready with the flute. Champagne is a celebratory drink for all occasions and in either case, we can raise a toast and say as our non-gentile friends say, L'Chaim - to Life!

Posted @ February 25, 2011 16:00


Subhash Arora Says:

Thank you Debra. Coming from a person of your stature, I take the compliments very encouraging and inspirational. Thanks for the incense at Man Mo Temple. I would need send you a carload of incense from India to make it happen, I think. But I am sure you would not have so much time. I sincerely appreciate the thoughts very much. Subhash

Posted @ February 25, 2011 12:16


Debra Meiburg MW Says:


Subhash, Congratulations! Fantastic! Anyone who can taste 200+ Chiantis with me and then get a column out that night deserves such an award (I went straight to sleep!). Will light incense at the Man Mo Temple for you (temple of knowledge). Good luck - more than deserved. Debra

Posted @ February 25, 2011 10:47


Milind Pandit Says:


Many congratulations for being nomiated for the Best International Journalist’ award instituted by Comitato Grandi Cru d’Italia. All The Very Best !

Posted @ February 25, 2011 10:44


Subhash Arora Says:


Thanks Bruce. I'd love to attend this conference and will check it out. Subhash

Posted @ February 25, 2011 10:35


Bruce Cakebread Says:


Congratulations for your nomination. As a top international journalist, I would encourage you to attend the annual Wine Writers Symposium in Napa Valley which happens the week before Premiere Napa Valley each year.Best regards Bruce

Posted @ February 25, 2011 10:32


Chetan Shah Says:


Congratulations MR.Arora,for being nominated once again.All my best wishes for you.CADWISH VINYARDS.

Posted @ February 25, 2011 10:29


Nainaz Shroff Says:

Way To Go Mr Arora !! and All the very best from us all. To us all you already are The Star ... Congratulations !!!! Very Happy For You.

Posted @ February 25, 2011 10:25



Holding a flute out for you on the 8th of April Subhash, an accolade well deserved. May you succeed with this nomination !

Posted @ February 25, 2011 10:23


Subhash Arora Says:

I wish I were as optimist as you are. But this is nice enough and I am happy for getting the nomination. Subhash

Posted @ February 24, 2011 16:14


Kaniraj K.Sivarajan Says:

Congratulations, we hope that you will win the award this time, this award as a reflection of your hardwork and your passion...

Posted @ February 24, 2011 16:13


Subhash Arora Says:

Grazie mille, il mio amico Piemontese. Thinking of the white truffles has made me salivate. Their aromas and the delicious flavours in the food thanks to them, transports me to Alba once again. Thank you for the compliments and the kind words. Subhash 

Posted @ February 24, 2011 16:11


Angelo Feltrin Says:

I follow your news letter with interest and every time I found very interesting news, but today I found a GREAT news, many, many, compliments for Your second nomination, I'm happy for You and I hope to meet You at Vinitaly or better invite You in Piemonte again, maybe for Truffel fair. All my best to a great "Friends of Piemonte"!! Angelo Feltrin

Posted @ February 24, 2011 16:10


Sumedh Singh Mandla Says:

My heartiest Congratulations on being nominated for the ‘Best International Journalist’ award instituted by Comitato Grandi Cru d’Italia.  Best wishes for the same as always.Best Regards, Sumedh Singh Mandla -CEO Aspri

Posted @ February 24, 2011 16:09


Subhash Arora Says:

Grazie Beppe. I will be visiting Vinitaly but this year I may not be judging at the competitoin. Subhash

Posted @ February 24, 2011 16:07


Beppe Zatti Says:

Best Congratulations Mr Arora; I hope to meet you again in Verona for next Vinitaly wine challenge and congratulate You personally, See You Soon Beppe Zatti

Posted @ February 24, 2011 16:05


Arun BatraSays:

Congratulations Subhash - it's great to see the Italian Wine Producers recognizing your efforts. All the best for the 8th of April -hope your nomination wins!!

Posted @ February 24, 2011 13:07


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