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Posted: Thursday, March 11 2010. 11:10

Arora nominated for Best Foreign Journalist Award

Subhash Arora, President of Indian Wine Academy and editor of delWine has been nominated in the ‘Best Foreign Journalist of the Year’ category for 2010. The award has been founded by Comitato Grandi Cru d’Italia.

The announcement of the winners and those who got the nomination, will be made during the gala dinner that the Committee is organizing on the occasion of the 44th edition of Vinitaly being held in Verona, on Friday the 9th of April, in Cortile del Mercato Vecchio, according to Sara Scotti of the Comitato.

During the award ceremony wines from the members of the Committee will be served and guest speakers will also speak about the wine world.

Grandi Cru d’Italia was formed in 2006 by 12 Charter members who co-opted 36 other charter members who have stood the test of quality for a minimum of 20 years and include the crème-de-la- crème of the Italian wine industry. The objective was to protect and develop the prestige of wine producing companies that have made great wines according to the wine critics as well as the market- independent of the fads, trends and temporary performances. It has a total of 48 charter members and 130 ordinary members.

The committee awards annually to journalists in both the Italian and Foreign categories. The previous awardees in the Best Foreign Journalist category have been James Suckling-Wine Spectator (2007), Jens Priewe and Daniel Thomases (2008) and Michele Shah (2009).

In another Young Journalist Category the award has gone to Antonio Galloni- Robert Parker Online and Wine Advocate (2007), Monica Larner- Wine Enthusiast (2008) and Junaco Asenjo and Jo Cooke (2009).

Subhash Arora is a member of FIJEV. He has been a juror at various international competitions including Vinitaly for which he has been  invited this year as well. Known for his objective, bold and straight-shooting news stories, he was declared the best Indian Wine Journalist in 2007 by a survey conducted by WBI. He also co-authored Italian Wine Guide 2007.

He was recognised by the Italian government last year and knighted as Cavaliere dell'Ordine della Stella della Solidarietà Italiana for promoting wines, Italian culture and helping Italian wine producers in India..

'I am absolutely delighted at the honour on being recommended for the award by this august body of top Italian wine producers. I believe this is the first time an Indian wine journalist has been acknowledged in Italy at such a high level. The nomination implies a recognition of my work and relentless efforts to promote wine culture in India and will work as a booster shot to carry on with even more vigour and passion,' says Arora 



Daniele Raulet Reynaud wine education sommelier of France Says:

Heartiest congretulations SUBHASH! As french sommelier dedicated with passion to indian hotel & trade wine education I thank you so much for spreading our French wine culture since the first step of wine interest in India.You really deserve this award; Daniele (actually in Dubai!)

Posted @ March 23, 2010 14:40


Guido Sodano Says:

Dear Subhash,
I read:
Subhash Arora, President of Indian Wine Academy and editor of delWine has been nominated in the ‘Best Foreign Journalist of the Year’ category for 2010. The award has been founded by Comitato Grandi Cru d’Italia.
I'm happy for this nomination of yours' in spite the illegal name of this Comitato (the franch word Cru is forbidden on any italian wine label and in any italian wine event).
I'm happy anyway for your nomination, best wishes and looking forward to seeing you at the Vinitaly: our stand is in Tuscany, 8-C10 and our restaurant in restaurants area with a big Saiagricola signal.
A presto!
Guido Sodano

Posted @ March 18, 2010 15:55


Matteo Catania Says:

Mr. Arora, I have seen your Indian wine academy web site, and I would like to make you my compliment for the nomination of ‘Best Foreign Journalist of the Year’ category for 2010” by the comitato Grand Cru d’Italia!! With regards Matteo

Posted @ March 16, 2010 16:30


Roberto Gatti Says:

Con i migliori complimenti caro Arora Roberto Gatti

Posted @ March 15, 2010 15:00


Subhash Arora Says:

I have received numerous messages  from delWine subscribers on email, sms, phone and in person, congratulating me. While I am grateful to our readers and  my well-wishers, let us not forget it is only a nomination -which of course is a big recognition for India and me as this is the first time an Indian wine journalist has been recognised at such a high international level. Subhash Arora

Posted @ March 15, 2010 13:16



Dear Sh Arora, Heartiest congratulation for the nomination for the "Best Foreign Journalist -2010"Award. You really deserve it and keep it up.With all good wishes.

Posted @ March 15, 2010 13:13


Mark Perello Says:

Subhash, My sincere congratulations for this nomination. I'm very sure you deserve it!
See you soon either in Delhi or Mumbai.Best regards,Marc

Posted @ March 15, 2010 13:10



Congratulations. Years of dedication and solid work is showing up day after day. Keep it up. Bahadur

Posted @ March 15, 2010 13:05


Mario Sequeira Says:

Congratulations Sir. All the very best on your being nominated for the award of the best journalist. You truly are the best. Warm regards

Posted @ March 13, 2010 10:30


vijay malik Says:

well done again.keep it up.

Posted @ March 13, 2010 10:28


Elissaveta ZaharievaSays:

Congratulations, Subhash! You surely deserve the award!

Posted @ March 13, 2010 10:26


Patrizia Says:

Congratulations, I'm so happy for you. You really deserve this nomination and I hope you will get the prize. See you in Verona.

Posted @ March 13, 2010 10:24


Angelo Feltrin Says:

Evviva! A good news fm India, a great success I'm very pleased! Go on in this work my dear Mr. Arora. All my best.

Posted @ March 13, 2010 10:22


Col(Retd) Kanwal Nain Sethi Says:

Hi Subhash, Congrats on nomination. You richly deserve the award. Best of luck !!!

Posted @ March 13, 2010 10:18


Ashok Shah Says:

Congratulations Mr. Arora!

Posted @ March 13, 2010 10:16


dkraju Says:

Hi Subhash, You sem to be earning a couple of international awards every year. You deserve a lot more for all what you have been doing in promoting wine drinking in our country. Hearty congratulations. dkraju

Posted @ March 12, 2010 17:55


D.N.Raju Says:

Congratulations!, Mr Subhash Arora, Well done! Good and honest reporting style like yours will and should get international recognition. An avid fan, D.N.Raju, Chairman Mg,Director Soma Vineyards Bangalore Pvt Ltd.

Posted @ March 12, 2010 17:57


federico castellucci Says:

Congratulations Subhash ! A definitely well deserved nomination! What you have done for wine culture for all these years deserves a recognition

Posted @ March 12, 2010 17:55


Carrie Jorgensen Says:

Hear! Hear! Already an honor in itself, but of course we are rooting for you to get the final award too!

Posted @ March 12, 2010 17:54


Suprio Bose Says:

Dear Mr. Arora,
Congratulations for another feather in your cap. Your words reflect perfectly your passion for wines. I wish that for many many years to come, we are blessed with your enlightening views and make them a yardstick in our journey in the world of wines. Cheers !!
Suprio Bose

Posted @ March 12, 2010 17:52


Kaniraj K.Sivarajan Says:

Congratulations.! Kaniraj

Posted @ March 12, 2010 17:51


Dušan Brejc Says:

Dear Mr. Arora, We have met last year at Mundus vini and not so long ago, I have read your affirmative opinion on Slovenian wine (Vinakoper is our member) at wine fair in New Delhi. I was delighted to notice how “straightforward” your merit was. Alas, I will not be able to meet you at the Verona tasting, though invited. Being nominated for The Best Foreign Journalist Award by Italians is a great honor. We are joining to all those that are sending good wishes to you. With kind regards, Dušan Brejc, director, Wine Association - Slovenija

Posted @ March 12, 2010 13:40



Congratulations Subhash, a well deserved honour my friend. Well done Cheers Dan Traucki

Posted @ March 12, 2010 13:15


Gitesh Agarwal Says:

Congratulations. The media calls it a nomination, I call it (predict) a Victory already. I think they need to now start saying SABBAASH Arora.

Posted @ March 12, 2010 13:10


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