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Posted: Saturday, 10 April 2010 14:22

French Wines Rendezvous in Delhi n Mumbai

The air in Delhi and Mumbai smells of French wine with the French Trade Commissions of the two cities joining hands with UbiFrance, the French business development agency to have wine trade professionals taste the products of ten visiting companies, at the French Embassy in Delhi and Hotel Novotel Mumbai.

Organised strictly for the trade and special invitees, the event being hosted in Delhi on November 12th by the Ambassador of France in India, H.E. Jérôme Bonnafont at his private residence in Chanakyapuri, will be the perfect opportunity to meet with French producers and taste their products which are not yet on the Indian Market,’ says Antoine Pfister, Trade Advisor Agro food Department for India in the French Trade Commission
in India.

The event will also give an opportunity to the visiting delegation to get a proper and instant feedback from the importers, F & B personnel and the consumers about their products. They will also be able to taste the difficulties and complexities involved in the Indian market which is just getting out of slumber after a prolonged recession which particularly hit the imported wine market, first due to heavy excise duties in Mumbai and now due to the irrational duties in Delhi.

The visit may also once again remind the French embassy to continue to put pressure on EU to try to persuade the Delhi government to roll back the excise duties to the ‘pre-massacre’ of the Delhi market.

It is also perhaps the right time for the French embassy to re-start the initiative they had taken a few years ago to get the global wine producers together and the stake holders in India to start persuading the government of India to bring the customs duty to the prevailing 100% level in July 2007, when the Additional Customs Duties were waived off.

The tasting event in Mumbai will be held on 14th April. For the list of visiting producers and the wines, please click HERE.



Subhash Arora Says:

I am sure. Please contact the Mumbai office directly.
Subhash Arora

Posted @ April 12, 2010 13:24


Wine Says:

Is media allowed to attend this event?

Posted @ April 12, 2010 12:57


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