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Burgundy Vintner, Anne-Claude Leflaive, Dies at 59

Anne-Claude Leflaive, proprietor of one of Burgundy's most storied white wine estates will be sorely missed by her friends and associates in the wine industry. Read Eric Asimov's tribute.

It's all about location, location, location - and microbes

Soil microbes found around the plant's roots are more important the soil's physical characteristics, reveals new research. For more, read on.

UK Budget 2015: Drinks industry hails duty cuts

The UK drinks industry has welcomed the Chancellor's decision to cut the duty on spirits and cider, although wine is not included. Read industry comments here.

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

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Saas-Fee Film Festival 2015: The highlights

jjjj.jpgThey did it again - Stefan Fichtner and Gabriel Zurbriggen - getting to be a power team successfully organising the second Saas-Fee Film Festival from March 18-22 in the iconic Cinema Rex, which opens annually just for this event. A selection of films from countries adjoining Switzerland, each ensuring that the viewer will be shaken from the core, in one way or the other... The unusual developments in the French 3 Coeurs, the opening film out of competition, gives one a taste of what's to come, writes Renu Chahil-Graf.
Pictured left: Hans-Jochen Wagner, jury member and actor and Nana Neul, Director​


Touring India's Wine Country - A Taste of Heaven

sunrise @ chateau d'Ori.jpgAs the home of India's wine industry, Maharashtra is the place for travellers and wine lovers alike, with over 30 wineries in the state, most of them located in and around Nashik, and a few near Baramati, Pune, Latur, Sangli and Solapur. Nashik is known as India's grape and wine capital with an area of around 1.75 lakh acres under cultivation. By Brinda Gill. Left: Ch. D'Ori at sunrise


Dancing the Tango on World Malbec Day

Malbec.jpegOn a beautiful evening on April 17th at the elegant Gateway Room at the resplendent Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai, Tomas Ferrari, Consul General of Argentina and his gracious wife, who was incidentally, born on Malbec day, celebrated the occasion with some lip-smacking starters, wines that were exuberant and at the same time elegant and a sizzling tango performance, reports Suneeta Sodhi Kanga (pictured with Consul General Tomas Ferrari)


Champagne Devaux launched in India

Suneeta Sodhi Kanga r.jpgJean-Noël Girard, Export Director of Champagne Devaux (pictured, left) was in Mumbai recently to showcase three premium champagnes from their Collection D. Imported and distributed by Rad Elan a special tasting was held at Gada Da Vida bar at the Novotel, Juhu. Suneeta Sodhi Kanga, (pictured) attended the tasting for Sommelier India. According to Shailender Singh, director and CEO of Flipsydee (pictured,right), the brand consultants for Champagne Devaux, three labels are being launched in Maharashtra - the Cuvée D, Ultra D and the D Rosé.


Trade News - Drinks Business Awards 2015

DB mags.pngIf you are in the alcoholics drinks industry you may be interested in news about the db Awards 2015. Now in its 12th year, the db awards are an authoritative, internationally respected badge of achievement in the drinks industry, states a company release.


Sula is the big daddy of Indian wines

victorpetit_ceciliaoldne_sapnaknij.jpgWines of Indian origin are getting better known around the world - the names that come readily to mind are Grover Zampa, KRSMA, Fratelli, Reveilo, Four Seasons and, of course, Sula - the big daddy of them all! writes Reva K. Singh. Pictured: Victor Petit, Cecilia Oldne and Sapna Knijnenberg


A Stellar New Release from Querciabella

Quercabella-r.jpgIn recent news from Milan, Querciabella's 2011 Riserva is making waves in industry circles. The last time Querciabella released a Riserva, it was the 1999 vintage, writes Reva K. Singh. Since then, the estate's focus has been on harnessing the greatness of the Sangiovese grape through lot-by-lot selection.

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