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Top Ten WOMEN Indian Winemakers in India
After a successful 3-part series of Top Ten Winemakers in India that was highly commended, delWine has brought out a List of Top Ten Women winemakers in India, including fruit wine and mead makers, compiled by Subhash Arora who encourages women to enter the industry to promote gender equality and wine culture in India. ; they are not ranked but are given in alphabetical order
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SIAL India to launch Vinexpo India in Delhi on 9-11 December
The leading global wine show Vinexpo spreads its wings and joins SIAL India to bring the all-important Show to India for the first time, on an annual basis, in collaboration with Inter Ads Exhibitions with years of experience of successfully organising over 100 trade shows including wine shows in the Capital, writes Cavaliere Subhash Arora who feels this would be the defining moment for the wine shows in India with the humongous Show totally backing the Show and will attract exhibitors and participants from pan- India
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Late Steven Spurrier Recognised by Gerard Basset Foundation
The industry legend Steven Spurrier, a former wine merchant known for organising the Judgement of Paris 1976, who became a prolific writer, judge, critic and a winemaker and passed away in March this year, was honoured last night by the Gerard Basset Foundation with The Oeno Golden Vines Honorary Award given to his wife Bella Spurrier for his extraordinary achievements at a dinner hosted by Liquid Icons, reports Subhash Arora
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Russia ready to roll out its Own Champagne
In what could be considered a kick-on-the-butt for European businesses or a bout of protectionism, Russian parliament passed on Friday a legislation that prohibits any sparkling wine including Champagne to be called a Champagne unless it is made in Russia, writes Subhash Arora who feels it is totally unjustified and would be the biggest talking point in the wine world during the next few days, with Moet Hennessey threatening to suspend supplies and a distinct policy of the whole of Champagne region boycotting Russian market unless the legislation is rolled back
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Government issues eTenders for Liquor Retail License in Delhi
Although the Delhi Excise has still not clarified the new policy, it has shown exemplary urgency for collecting the revenues as it floated the eTenders for retails sales for liquor in the Capital through tenders for L-7Z and L-7V licenses for Indian and foreign liquor on Monday, while ensuring that the old licensees can operate till 30 September, writes Subhash Arora who expects an Oligopoly-like situation in Delhi, giving business in the hands of the big operators from India
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Australia knocks at WTO door against China on Wine Duties
After a 6- month consultation with Australian winemakers and various associations regarding the duty increase up to 218% by China last year, the Morrison government has decided to knock at the door of WTO and has filed an application against China for imposition anti-dumping duties on Australian wine exports, writes Subhash Arora who is reminded of a similar action by EU against India in 2007 resulting in reduction of customs duty from 266% to 150%
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Excise 21-22: Himachal allows Wine Sales in Departmental Stores Again
Himachal Pradesh (HP) seems have taken a step ahead of Delhi and allowed the sale of not only imported wine and beer but also whiskey in big departmental stores- a step that had been withdrawn in 2018, ostensibly to augment tax revenues of the State and improve tourism, according to the new excise policy for 2021-22 announced by the Cabinet on Monday, writes Subhash Arora
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Home Delivery of Wine and Liquor to be allowed in Delhi
Following the footsteps of states like Maharashtra and the ease of availability of wine and liquor at lower prices in the neighbouring Gurgaon, the Delhi government yesterday released a notification through Delhi Excise (Amendment) Rules, 2021 allowing the home delivery of wine and liquor to stores holding L-13 license provided the customer orders online through email or fax, writes Subhash Arora who feels that the step would also help the fund-strapped State to boost revenues and reduce the chance of catching corona virus
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Wine Future Business Seminars for New Wine Paradigm
Past year made it clear that the way the wine business will be carried out in the Post-Covid era will see significant changes and therefore the organizers of Wine Future Conference have devised Online Business Seminars which will include latest Strategies for Digital Marketing, Social Media, Sales, Consumption, and Event Management for the Wine and Hospitality Industries, writes Subhash Arora
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India to Resume Talks with EU for FTA after 8 years Gap
India and the European Union have agreed to resume talks for a balanced, ambitious and comprehensive trade agreement and also launch negotiations for a stand-alone investment protection pact, according to a Statement by the External Affairs Ministry yesterday after PM Narendra Modi invited European Union to support the proposal by India and South Africa to waive patents on COVID-19 vaccines
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Haryana: Progressive Excise Policy will benefit Wine Consumers
Although there is not much change in the Excise Policy of Haryana for wines, liquor prices will be marginally increased and due to quota increase of 150% for wines, there will be more availability of labels and a wider possibility of ‘Special Sales’ this year, writes Subhash Arora who has noticed a distinct positive change in the wine policy since monopoly experiment was canned 3 years ago
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Breaking News: York Winery to merge with Sula Vineyards
Wine producers have been busy during the tough Covid-19 period, not only making and trying to sell wines, but also looking at the possibilities of buying out smaller wineries or merging with the bigger ones, writes Subhash Arora who reports after confirming with Rajeev Samant, Founder CEO of Sula Vineyards that their neighbouring York Winery has agreed and decided to merge with Sula Vineyards, making it a win-win situation, not only for both the wineries but also the Indian consumer by giving them a wider choice
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Vallonne and Charosa win Silver at London Wine Competition
Results of the 4th edition of London Wine Competition held on march 15 and organised by the U.S.- based Beverage Trade Network (BTN), were announced yesterday with Nashik- based wineries Vallonne and Charosa awarded a Silver medal each scoring 83 points for their Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 and Chenin Blanc 2019 respectively, writes Subhash Arora
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BMC allows Wine Home Delivery during Lockdown in Mumbai
As the Corona cases spiral in Mumbai and partial lockdown is in operation, good sense has prevailed over the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) which issued an order on Friday allowing home delivery of wine and liquor in Mumbai, though restricted from 7am-8 pm and with the delivery executives strictly following Covid protocols, writes Subhash Arora
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Chandon introduces new Design for its Labels in India
Chandon India is set to introduce a brand new, chic label for its sparkling wine, ostensibly for the first time since it was launched in Mumbai in October 2013 and introduced Pan India in 2014, with an updated, attractive packaging that is as palatable to the eye as the bubbles within, writes Subhash Arora based on the Press Release yesterday on 01 April, which says that the new labels will be available at the Retail stores Pan India from this month onwards
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