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Australia Parliament ratifies Indo Australian FTA (ECTA)
The Australian Parliament has finally given the Indo- Australian FTA its seal of approval yesterday and with a few procedural aspects that may take around a month to be completed, both India and Australia would hope the treaty will take effect soon after that, giving a wider choice to consumers in both countries, according to various media reports
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6th Edition of Indian Wine Day being celebrated on 16 November
The 6th edition of Indian Wine Day earmarked for celebration on 16 November is set to be celebrated across India, with some organisations traditionally celebrating for a week, with the festivities at a high at least in Delhi, Chennai and Puducherry, writes Subhash Arora who feels the day is evolving, with several wineries supporting it, albeit not very enthusiastically and have still not given it the due importance though it is for their own good to motivate wine lovers so he strongly urges every wine lover to open at least a bottle of wine on this day at home or in a restaurant, in India or overseas
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Sula Vineyards gets SILVER Membership of IWCA
Sula Vineyards is one of the 9 wineries to have earned Silver membership this month, of International Wineries for Climate Action (IWCA) founded by Familia Torres of Spain and Jackson Family Wines of California in February 2019, making two of the co-founded wineries achieve a Gold Status and other 8 earning Silver medals, with these 10 wineries taking the initial membership in 2019, reports Subhash Arora
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European Union Wines to be at Center Stage at Vinexpo Delhi 2022 on Dec 1-3
Although many foreign producers have lined up to showcase wines from Portugal, Italy, Spain, France, Austria and South Africa etc, it’s the European Union Block that will hold the center stage at the upcoming Vinexpo Delhi 2022 to be held on December 1-3, 2022 with a big stand at SIAL India as well as Vinexpo India with a string of 3 Masterclasses to be held one each, every day, writes Subhash Arora, Advisor and Conference Chairman for the Show to be co-located with SIAL India
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India Wine Awards 2022 announced at a Glittering Function at ProWine Mumbai
For the 4th edition of India Wine Awards, the Chairperson, Sonal Holland MW decided to reach next level by collaborating with ProWine Mumbai and giving a different complexion to the Networking Evening yesterday when she organised a Panel Discussion on the Rising Role of Women in Indian Alcobev industry and released India Wine Insider Report 2022 before the Actual Awards Ceremony , writes Subhash Arora who was invited to this glam evening even though he could not join the jury for the first time since inception due to pre-commitments
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Pernod Ricard again entangled with Indian Customs on Duty ‘Evasion’
The French wine and spirits giant Pernod Ricard company has again run into trouble with the Indian customs department which has raised a Demand of $244 million from its local unit alleging it undervalued its concentrate imports for over a decade to evade duties, according to a Report by Reuters
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Wine Australia: The Aussies are Coming!
With the back-breaking duties imposed on Australian wines by China, the producers were advised by Wine Australia to look for alternative markets including India, which would have been a pipe dream but for the recently signed FTA between India and Australia, to be operational after their parliament ratifies it in November, 2022. But this dynamic organisation sent a delegation to India last month, visiting Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore to scout around and promote their superior wines. Subhash Arora reports
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An Experiential Virgin Hills Dinner at The Lovefools in Mumbai by IWA
Virgin Hills is the new kid on the block in Nashik, producing excellent wines, and The Lovefools is a new hip restaurant in Bandra already frequented by Bollywood and other celebrities. Natasha Arora, the Mumbai-based Assistant Editor of delWine, curated an excellent wine dinner with the help of star Chef Sarita Pereira at this quaint Catholic Bungalow owned by the celebrity Ad couple Mitali and Prahlad Kakar, on September 21
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Vinexpo Delhi to be a part of SIAL India again on December 1-3
After going Solo in Mumbai on August 18-20 at the Leela Hotel, Vinexpo India will have the third edition at Pragati Maidan Delhi, running concurrently with SIAL India at the same location, with many more wineries and distilleries from across the world lining up to participate, with fast-filling Masterclasses to be a star attraction again, writes Subhash Arora who feels that the Delhi government needs to look at the current policy of not allowing already-registered labels to participate in display and tasting
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Vinexpo Mumbai 2022: Camaraderie & Premiumisation on Show
The second edition of Vinexpo India was held on 18-20 August 2022 at The Leela Sahar in Mumbai. Ruma Singh DipWSET, founder of ‘Between the Wines’ and the Guest Writer presents a virtual walk-through and in-depth of the Show with a special focus on the Keynote Address by Rajeev Samant, Founder CEO of Sula Vineyards and her impressions of the maiden edition if the Show in Mumbai
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Delhi Government racing ahead to open new Wine and Liquor Shops
After a drought of wine and liquor in Delhi last month, the local government has opened the Retail through four government undertakings to sell under the old policy of 2020-21, completely trashing the 2021-22 policy which was under fire from the Opposition as well as the Lt. Governor’s office, that also resulted in raids conducted by the CBI though reportedly nothing was found in these raids, according to the Delhi Government which has started now to focus on renting shops at or near various metro stations that attract bigger footfalls, writes Subhash Arora
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Vinexpo Mumbai 2022: India set to become significant Market for global Wines
Fizzing with fresh ideas, the 3- day event Vinexpo Mumbai witnessed an immense footfall of 2000+ visitors and over 1300 attendees at the master classes, including the presence of top Indian and international spirits and wine producers on 18-20 August 2022 at the Leela Sahar, according to a Press Release by the India’s leading exhibition organiser in India. Interads Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd. who partnered with Vinexposium, the Leading Global Organiser of Wine and Spirits Events
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Curtain Raiser: Vinexpo Mumbai 2022 Ready to open Doors on August 18
The maiden edition of Vinexpo India to be held at the Leela Sahar Mumbai is ready to welcome the exhibitors and visitors alike on August 18-20, with the partnering SIAL India taking a breather at this time, with 15 Masterclasses led by Rajeev Samant, Founder CEO delivering the Keynote Address and a diversified group of foreign producers and Indian importers and producers ready to meet the visitors, writes Subhash Arora, President of Indian Wine Academy and Editor of delWine
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DelWine Top Ten Indian Women of Wine (WOW) 2021 Award announced
The 5th edition of the much awaited Top Ten Indian Women of Wine (WOW) has undergone several changes, partly due to Covid and also the widening scope, with 4 new faces- Ipsita Das, Puja Sekhri, Priyanka Save and Vaniitha Jain finding place and Reva Singh and Sonal Holland MW being inducted to the delWine Top Ten WOW Hall of Fame, writes Subhash Arora who invites the readers to come and meet a majority of them at a Masterclass
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Sisodia defends Delhi Excise Policy in Press Conference
Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi held a short 12 minute Press Conference after announcing the freeze on the 2021-22 policy currently under extension till July 31, informing that the government shops will be opened again under strict watch to remove corruption and will try the new policy (going back to the old policy) for a month, giving examples of Gujarat model where despite prohibition, corruption is rampant and alleged that ‘they’ want to bring in the same model in Delhi which the AAP government would not allow,
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