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Rajeev Samant and AD Singh inducted into delWine Excellence Awards Hall of Fame
At a glittering Award ceremony following the India Wine Summit, the first-ever wine conference of its kind in India, and Wines of the World Showcase, Rajeev Samant, Founder CEO of Sula Vineyards and AD singh, Managing Director of Oliver Bar & Kitchen Group were both inducted into the delWine Excellence Awards Hall of Fame after the regular Awards Ceremony which saw Subhash Arora give away the editor’s Choice Awards to Tristan Beau de Lemonie, Director of Operations LUXE Hotels India, Accor Hotels, and General Manager Delegate, Pullman and Novotel, New Delhi Aerocity for the best General Manager Proactive in wine activities in Delhi/NCR
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Ten Indian Top Women of Wine (WOW) Recognized at delWine Excellence Awards 2019
The delWine Top Ten Award for Indian Women of Wine (WOW) was conceptualized by Subhash Arora in 2013 to encourage more women to enter the wine world and recognizes those who excel. The biennial Awards is limited to women working actively for at least 5 years substantially promoting wine through the areas of production, winemaking, sommelier, marketing, imports, retail and education. The 4th edition was organized for the first time at a public function like delWine Summit and Excellence Award where they were felicitated in alphabetical order
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Curtain Raiser: All Eyes on delWine Summit & Excellence Awards at Pullman Aerocity on April 21
The second edition of delWine Excellence Awards will be held at the Peacock Room, Pullman New Delhi Aerocity on April 21 starting with a mini Conference India Wine Summit, a first time attempt to raise the issues prevalent in the wine industry in India, to be followed by the popular ‘Wines of the World Showcase’ with over a dozen importer/producers showcasing their wines before the Award Ceremony which will also see the Top Ten Indian Women of Wine(WOW)awarded, writes Subhash Arora who assures the delegates an excellent time and feels it is also a great way of learning wines
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Prowein 2019: Grover Zampa discloses Ambitious Goals
There may not have been a massive activity on stand 9E01, in the international pavilion at Prowein that is being held from March 17-19 and on its last day today, but the activities within Grover Zampa Vineyards are absolutely mindboggling with both the new Chairman Ravi Viswanathan and the CEO Vivek Chandramohan sharing optimistic plans some of which are to be announced later, writes Subhash Arora who chatted with both over a glass each of the Mercurey Red and white , a Côte Chalonnaise sub-region of Burgundy
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Excise: Chandigarh Policy favourable for Wine and Beer
Chandigarh Excise policy announced on Friday has been benevolent to wines for the first time as it keeps the license fee same for wine at Rs 12,000 for the whole year and cuts down label registration fee from Rs 15,000 per label to Rs 10,000, in a huge contrast with Delhi where it was increased from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 60,000 last year, crippling the wine market,, but by increasing taxes on liquor it will make premium liquor more expensive by around 15-20%, writes Subhash Arora
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New Haryana Excise moves from Monopoly to Oligopoly
Haryana Government has announced the excise policy for 2019-20 by released 51 page comprehensive Document by the Excise Commissioner Dr. Amit Kumar Agrawal, removing the 2-year Monopoly from the State and opting for Oligopoly by allowing four players the same status for L1-BF License at the same price of Rs. 16 crores and keeping a strict control on the stocks to be lifted with penalties for shortfall, this making available hundreds of wine Brands that had vanished from the Haryana market earlier due to monopoly
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Rajeev Samant: Tiger of Sula continues to Roar
Despite his shifting residence on a part-time basis to Miami and London, besides Mumbai and Goa Rajeev Samant, CEO Founder of Sula Vineyards continues to charge ahead with as much gusto and passion to take the company to newer heights, feels Subhash Arora who met him again at SulaFest earlier this month and interacted with him in spurts, trying to assess the inside of his mind and strategy formation
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SulaFest 2019: Record Crowd for a single Day on Sunday
The 12th edition of annual SulaFest on 2- 3 February saw a total of about 17,000 people and witnessed a record number of 9,000 people on Sunday, the record number in a day, according to the organisers, writes Subhash Arora who feels this was thanks to the publicised performance by the music composer and rock start singer Shankar Mahadevan whose magic mesmerized the crowd with his ‘My Country, My Music’- songs from different states, accompanied by a popular singer of that state
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Somanda Vineyards gets ready for 6th Harvest and SulaFest 2019
Preparations for SulaFest 2019 being organised by Sula Vineyards on February 2-3, are in full swing to receive over 16,000 guests, but as a spill-over effect many will also visits the other two close-by wineries- York and Somanda Vineyards which started its 6th harvest today with Pinot Noir and is getting ready to receive visitors at its winery over the week-end though with House-Full sign on both its resort properties-Regenta Resort Soma Vine Village and V Resorts, writes Subhash Arora who plans to visit Nashik again this weekend
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delWine Summit and Excellence Awards Launched at Champagne Brunch at Pullman
The 288th event of the Delhi Wine Club, a Devaux D Champagne Boundless Brunch at Pullman Aerocity on Sunday the 13th January, was chosen as the platform to announce the second edition of ‘delWine Summit and Excellence Awards’ again at Pullman on April 21, with an additional feature of a half-day Conference for the exchange of industry related problems and recognition of Top Ten WOW (Women of Wine) 2019in India at the Awards, writes Subhash Arora
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Pullman Aerocity Sparkles with Pullman Brut Bubbles
Ever so keen to promote wine in their F&B portfolio, Pullman Aerocity Delhi has joined a select band of 5-star Indian hotels which have introduced their own labels and perhaps the only one with own sparkling wines in the portfolio with both the new Brut and Rose Brut variants crafted by Grover Zampa Vineyards in Bangalore, writes Subhash Arora who tasted the variants and found Brut to be the top dog in the Indian sparkling selection
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Michelin Starred Le Charlemagne in Burgundy to serve Grover Zampa Wines
Grover Zampa Vineyards have another feather to their cap, besides winning 129 medals in international competitions, by getting listed in the interesting Wine List of the Michelin Starred Restaurant le Charlemagne where both the Vijay Amritraj Reserve Collection and La Reserve will make a presence , writes Subhash Arora who believe it is another step forward for GroverZ as well the Indian wine industry for global recognition
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SulaFest 2019: 12th edition to Feature Shankar Mahadevan
Sula Vineyards is getting ready to welcome the expected 14-16,000 guest to the 12th edition of SulaFest, the annual Gourmet World Music Festival on February 2-3, the traditional first weekend of February for a weekend full of music spearheaded by the Indian the superstar Shankar Mahadevan, wine, food, fashion and a lot of fun at the open-air amphitheatre of Sula Vineyards, writes Subhash Arora
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Fine Wine Investment thru Cecilia Oldne of Amphora, London
Cecilia Oldne, former Vice President and Global Ambassador for Sula Vineyards who left her job a year ago and vanished, is back in India, becoming the Indian face of London-based Amphora Portfolio Management, writes Subhash Arora who met her for breakfast at the Leela Palace Delhi last week along with their visiting CEO, David Jackson and feels it is worth looking at for high net-worth individuals of Mumbai who are passionate about wine or just want to dabble in fine wine investments.
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IWD 2018: Grand Indian Wine Day in the ‘luru
As an ensuing chapter to the resounding success of the maiden Indian Wine Day celebrated last year, in six The LaLit hotels in India and London, the Indian Wine Academy (IWA) partnered once again with The LaLit group to showcase Indian wines at all their properties in India (namely Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Jaipur, Udaipur, Chandigarh, Goa, Kolkata) and London on Friday, November 16, 2018.Gargi Guha, the committee member of the Bangalore Wine Club that again powered the event in Bangalore this year, reports
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