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Soul Tree exceeds crowdfunding target

Indian wine producer Soul Tree has raised more than £388,000 through crowdfunding, which it says will help it put Indian wines on the map. Read here for more.

Recipe for Success

Rajeev Samant has no qualms about admitting he can't describe his wine in flowery language, but he certainly has the recipe for success in creating an award-winning brand of wines. Read The Economic Times article here.

Lunch with Kapil Grover - A born raconteur

Even though snobbish Indians speak disparagingly about Indian wines & prefer to pay more for very average imported wines, our wines are rapidly gaining acceptability in the West. Read Rahul Jacob's account of lunch chez Kapil Grover in the Business Standard.

A professional course in wine management

If you are looking to make a career in wine, it's a good idea to undertake a serious course of study in all aspects of wine management. Read on for an MSc in wine management offered by the School of Wine and Spirits Business, Gropue ESC Dijon -Bourgogne, France

Indian wineries learn from the French

Indian wine producers stand to benefit from scientific and viticultural research carried out in Bordeaux in their quest to make better Indian wines. Read more here

Beychevelle to showcase winemaking with glass-walled winery

Chateau Beychevelle is to build a winery housed almost entirely by glass to allow visitors and passers-by to see behind the scenes at the fourth growth St Julien estate. Read more here.

Wine by the Glass Goes High-End

Wine drinkers looking to order by the glass usually have limited choices, especially for high-end or hard-to-find vintages, but hotels are expanding their single-serving pours because of the Coravin, a wine preservation tool introduced last year. Read more here.

The Best Christmas Wines

The holidays are the perfect time to pull out your favorite bottles. Wall Street Journal wine columnist Will Lyons puts together his case for Christmas. Read more here.

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Fendant wine, Fondue and Films - A First!

gabriel_stefan.jpgLast year Sommelier India did a story on Saas-Fee, a charming Swiss mountain village and its neighbouring high altitude vineyard, Visperterminen describing its prize winning wine, Heida. It was also the year of Saas-Fee's first film festival, writes Renu Chahil-Graf Left: Festival co-organizer Gabriel Zurbriggen and Artistic director Stefan Fichtner


The Great Grover Wine Festival

SUN_6241r.jpgThe Great Grover Wine Festival's inaugural event in Bangalore on February 21 drew an enthusiastic crowd of people who were out for a good time. There was plenty of activity to keep almost everybody entertained, including the ever popular grape stomping.


SulaFest 2015 rocks Nashik!

SulaFest 2015 - Festival Line-Up of The Year.jpgIt was bigger and better! The SulaFest 2015 drew a lot of people as they celebrated food, wine and music at the Gourmet World Music Festival. Here's what you missed... On the first weekend of this month more than 11,000 people flocked to attend the eighth edition of the SulaFest at the Sula Vineyards in Sawargaon, a small village in Nashik.


Twice the Fun: The Fifth Malaka Vallonné Wine Festival 2015

pai.jpgSince 2011, Nashik-based Vallonné Vineyards and Malaka Spice restaurant at Koregaon Park have hosted the Annual Malaka Vallonné Wine Festival at their lovely al fresco setting with great success. Brinda Gill reports. Pictured left, Shailendra Pai, CEO, Vallonné Vineyards, Sanket Gawand, winemaker, and Praful Chandavarkar, founder, Malaka Spice restaurant


USA emerges as world leader in wine consumption

us wine picture.jpgAmerica will drive the world demand for wine right through to 2018, as countries like China, France and Italy witness a slowdown, according to a recent study by the Vinexpo and International Wine and Spirit Research, reports Kanika Dhawan. Wine consumption in the US is estimated to increase by 11% with 378 million nine-litre cases between 2014 and 2018, while China's wine market will drop from 69% to 25% with 181 million cases.


An Indian Coup in the Winelands of the Cape

analjitsingh2014.jpgMichael Fridjhon explains how Analjit Singh of Max India struck gold by buying into Mullineux Family Wines, one of South Africa's top wine producers. Pictured above: Analjit Singh and Chris Mullineux embrace after signing the agreement between them while Andrea smiles approvingly. Article appeared in issue 6, 2014, currently in circulation.


Sommelier India Issue 6, Dec-Jan 2015 Released

si_mag_dec_jan2015.jpgThe end of the year is a time for reflection about what has been accomplished and what more can be done. Sommelier India is now in its tenth year and what a great decade it's been! Your enthusiasm and interest as a reader has fuelled our achievements and kept us committed. So thank you! Our advertisers, too, are extremely important and we'd like to thank our primary advertisers, such as, in alphabetical order, the Austrian Wine Marketing Board, Fratelli, Four Seasons, Grover Zampa, KInvah, KRSMA, the Oberoi Group, Pernod Ricard, Reveilo, Riona and Sula.

Read Reva K. Singh's note which discusses the contents of the latest issue of Sommelier India Wine Magazine. Subscribe to Sommelier India and receive this special issue at your doorstep. Sommelier India is written by some of the best wine writers in the world and is for Indians who enjoy wine and the good life. For iPad or Android subscriptions, go here.

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