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Wine Label Registration for Chandigarh reduced to Rs.7500
The new excise policy for the Union Territory of Chandigarh 2020-21 announced recently, Governor of Punjab and Administrator U.T., Chandigarh aims to balance the aspirations of the consumers, manufacturers, wholesalers/ retailers and the Government, with the wine label registration charges reduced from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 7,500 making it possible to bring in more new labels, even as Delhi is reeling under unreasonably high cost of Rs. 60,000 a label, writes Subhash Arora
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ProWein 2020 postponed by one year to March 2021
The Prowein 2020 scheduled to have been organised on March 15-17, 2020 in Düsseldorf was postponed last week with new dates to be announced soon and now Messe Düsseldorf, the organisers have announced that it would be held on the regular trade fair dates of 21-23 March, 2021 which in effect means that the current edition has been cancelled and not postponed, writes Subhash Arora
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ProWein in March by Messe Düsseldorf postponed due to Coronavirus
Barely two weeks before one of the world’s biggest wine shows was to be held by Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, it has announced postponing the trade fair ProWein because of Coronavirus scare from March 15-17 with new dates to be announced in close coordination with all partners involved, according to a Press Release by the organizers who have also postponed other shows in Europe like Wire, Tube, Beauty, Top Hair and Energy Storage Europe
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SulaFest 2020: Sula introduces Dia Wine-in-Can (WIC) bubblies
SulaFest 2020 introduced a brand new can-packaged Dia bubbly in red and white variants when India’s largest wine producer Sula Vineyards ‘officially’ launched the easy drinking, off-dry bubbly, becoming the first Indian winery to introduce Wine-In--Can (WIC), writes Subhash Arora who believes it has proved to be a good niche product, as confirmed by Dr. Robert Williams, Speaker at a Seminar organised at the World Bulk Wine Exhibition (WBWE) held in Amsterdam on 2-3 December, 2019 where he talked at length about growing wine-in-can culture in the US
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Chennai Express: Sula Conquers Last Indian Bastion
If there was one positive news in the Indian wine industry undergoing an unprecedented and unexpected slowdown this year, it is Tamil Nadu opening the market by allowing sale of Indian wines through the elite stores of Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC) which has given an order of 100,000 bottles to the leading producer Sula Vineyards with an order to Fratelli Vineyards and Grover Zampa being also in the queue, says Subhash Arora
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SulaFest 2020: India’s biggest Vineyard Music Festival cruising along
The recently concluded SulaFest has been a soulful but mixed bag of experiences, impressions and perceptions for Sheetal Kadam who has been visiting SulaFest for almost four years but second time as a Correspondent for delWine and feels that India’s biggest vineyard music festival hosted by Sula Vineyard is cruising along on a similar pattern every year but still giving new experience to the visitors
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50 percent cut on duty-free alcohol proposed in Union Budget
In what could be a major blow to the duty free shops at the airports and the returning travellers, the government proposes to reduce the duty-free allowance of wine and liquor from 2 bottles back to 1 liter each, with the possibility of a blanket ban on cigarettes, and the proposal may become a part of the Union budge to be announced on February 1, writes Subhash Arora who strongly favours 3 bottles of wine for each bottle of liquor because of lower alcohol content
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SulaFest 2020: India’s Vineyard Music Festival back on Feb 1-2
Celebrating 20 years of Sula {1999-2019), SulaFest- India’s first and the biggest music festival in the vineyard is ready to roll for the 13th time on February 1-2, 2020, giving an opportunity to not only listen and groove with some of the top Indian and international bands and taste the range of Sula wines in a charged yet relaxing atmosphere but also visit the nearby vineyards, writes Subhash Arora who has attended six editions and loves the experience every time
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Georges Duboeuf to live on through Mohan Bros. in India
Le Pape du Beaujolais, Georges Duboeuf died on December 4 at the age of 86 but will be remembered for promoting simple red wines made from carbonic maceration of Gamay grapes in Beaujolais, helping farmers recover some of their investment through the world famous Beaujolais Nouveau Day on the 3rd Thursday of November- a concept popularised by him in many countries in the 1980’s including India where he will live on through his wines being imported by Mohan Bros
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Sliver of Hope for Lower Import Duties on EU Wines
With the current government taking a cautious stand that a section of Indian consumers is interested in higher quality wines, there is a ray of hope that when the FTA talks that began in 2007 and suspended in 2013-14 before the last elections, are restarted there is a good chance that the Agreement may result in lower import duties during the next few years, with the GOI agreeing to stick to only commercial issues
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Delhi Excise cancels all L-12 Licenses for Department Stores
With the stroke of a pen, Mr. Sandeep Mishra, Deputy Commissioner (Excise), signed the death warrant today of the wine and beer business of 118 Licensees that were given the L-12 Licenses to sell beer and wine in department stores, thus pressing the Delete button on one of the best decisions taken by the department since wine was introduced in Delhi and appreciated by the consumers, especially women and novices
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Curtain Raiser: 3rd Edition of Indian Wine Day
Curtains are about to rise for the 3rd edition of Indian Wine Day to be celebrated across India and London courtesy The Lalit Group of Hotels hosting a wine dinner on 16 November but this year a few stand alone restaurants have also joined the caused and made it a week-long special wine tastings with a special concluding dinner at The Wine Company in Gurgaon on November 20, writes Subhash Arora
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Strange Case of Chianti Classico Gran Selezione vs. Chianti Gran Selezione DOCG
Consorzio Chianti Vino dropped a bomb shell on Consorzio Chianti Classico on Monday morning by announcing that Chianti docg would also be introducing a top end wine appellation Chianti Gran Selezione and the Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico is hopping mad and crying foul at this step which they say is nothing but copying and creating confusion in the world market where there is already enough, writes Subhash Arora who feels it is an internal matter but believes it being a trademark issue would invite an instant legal war in India
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Australia’s First Families of Wine Celebrates 10th Anniversary with a Book
Brown Brothers, Tahbilk, Campbells, Yalumba, Henschke, d’Arenberg, Tyrrell’s, Taylors, Jim Barry, McWilliams and Howard Park, the eleven family-owned high quality producers which banded together in 2009 to form Australia’s First Families of Wine, celebrate their 10th anniversary this year with a luxe coffee table book- ‘Australia’s First Families of Wine’ to be released on November 5, reports Subhash Arora
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India- EU Foreign Trade Agreement Talks might restart soon
When the Prime Minister of a country like India, Mr. Modi personally tells the visiting European Parliamentarians invited to visit Jammy & Kashmir, it is time to start thinking of the India-EU dialogue starting seriously once again, after the talks in the final round were suspended by the previous government in 2013, writes Subhash Arora who does not foresee any serious dialogue before the Brexit issue is settled and does not see import duties coming down for at least 3 years
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