About Us

What is Sommelier India?

It is India’s first and premier magazine dedicated to wine and wine lovers. Filled with news, feature articles, wine profiles and the culture surrounding wine, Sommelier India is written by international and Indian writers, wine experts and aficionados.

Printed on quality art paper with an emphasis on good design, Sommelier India matches the standards and lifestyles of its discerning readership. Sommelier India targets affluent and successful Indians around the world and is marketed in major Indian and international cities that have high
Indian populations. More than 22 issues of Sommelier India (each containing 80 pages) have been published with over 250 articles written by more than 30 leading wine and food writers from around the world. Over 500 news snippets have been published on the Sommelier India website as well.

Sommelier India is always open to Indian and international partnerships with wine exhibitions, publications, clubs, societies and other organizations. Advertise with Sommelier India and read our guiding principles.

Publishers
Reva K. Singh is a veteran of the Indian publishing industry and edited The Oberoi Group Magazine for six years prior to publishing and editing Sommelier India. Before that she was the Senior & Book Review Editor of World Affairs, The Journal of International Issues.

She has led or been on the editorial team of several high profile publications in India and abroad over her 25-year publishing career. These include Hong Kong Tatler, Eve Home Journal (HK), Business India, Inside Outside, Signature, What’s On (Dubai) and The Emirates Inflight Magazine. She has been quoted in newspapers and magazines around the world discussing the wine culture in India. Some of the publications include The Chicago Tribune, The Financial Times (London), Times of London, India Today and Outlook Magazine.

Reva has an MA in English Literature from Delhi University (Miranda House) and is a graduate of the Radcliffe Publishing Course, Harvard University.

Shiv Singh is a recognized marketer who helps brands transform with the rise of everything digital. He is a keen wine enthusiast and has travelled the world tasting wines. As a marketer, he has been recognized by Ad Age as a Media Maven and has been featured on the publication’s cover. More recently he was recognized by Adweek as a Top 50 Marketer (no. 11).

The award winning marketing work done by his teams and him have been recognized by leading industry and consumer publications from Fortune Magazine and Adweek to Forbes and The Harvard Business Review. In addition to co-publishing Sommelier India, he is currently the SVP Global Head of Digital and Marketing Transformation at Visa Inc. He is also author of the book, “Social Media Marketing for Dummies” and has written for the Harvard Business Review online, Ad Age magazine and other publications.

Both publishers are keen wine enthusiasts.

Advisory Council

Dr Ariff Jamal is a wine maker and an independent international wine consultant. Until recently, he was the Chief Wine Maker and Export Director of Albert Bichot, a Burgundy wine maker that was established in 1831. He trained as chemist, has published two books and is a professional wine taster as well.

Dhruv Sawhney is a Past President of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Chairman, CII Agriculture Council. Mr Sawhney is also the Chairman and Managing Director of Triveni Engineering & Industries Ltd. Mr. Sawhney recently received the highest civilian award “Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur” from President Chirac of the French Republic.

Stephen Espie is a free-lance writer and retired American diplomat who has lived in India 19 years. He’s been organising blind wine tastings since age 25. Long ago he was wine editor of “Gourmet” magazine. He also was founder of one of that city’s first wine-tasting clubs, back when the thing to drink in Manhattan was dry martinis.