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The Wine World Cup - Riesling vs Malbec

If I'd read this article earlier, I'd have watched the match with greater interest! Read on for the wine metaphor.

The Power 100 - Top spirits & wine brands, 2014

Only 24 of The Power 100 have witnessed volume declines over the past year. Click for detailed report by Intangible Business. This new found stability is significant for a highly competitive industry.

Fruit wines grow in popularity in India

Kiwi wine is the latest entry in Pune based fruit wines specialist Rhythm Winery, says Michael Gonsalves. Read more here

Torres expands in Chile

As SI editor-in-chief leaves Barcelona after a very fruitful and rewarding time spent visiting Torres's vineyards in Spain, here's news hot off the press about the company's latest investment in Chile. Read more here.

Veuve Clicquot's Cellar in the Sea

Veuve Clicquot has submerged a selection of its Champagnes into the Baltic Sea as part of a 50-year ageing experiment, writes Patrick Schmitt. Read more here.

Fine Wine investments outshine others

Returns on fine Bordeaux wines outperformed government bonds, fine art and stamps throughout the 20th century, making it one of the soundest investments of the last 100 years, reports Drinks Business here.

Visiting Nashik, India's wine country

SI writer, Mira Honeycutt from California, visited Nashik during a recent stay in India. Here's what she saw.

Who is Ravi Vishwanathan?

Singapore based Ravi Vishwanathan is a low-profile investor who doesn't think twice about spending serious money on wine, including a 30% stake in Sula Vineyards. Read on for more.

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New Wine and Beer Boutique in Mumbai

Exterior View B.jpg"Come on over right now!" said the heavily accented, loud and cheerful voice of Craig Wedge, COO, FineWinesnMore when I called to ask about their newly opened fine wine and beer boutique, writes Suneeta Sodhi Kanga who travelled halfway across Mumbai at SI's behest to explore Fine Wine & Beer Boutique and Tasting Room, a swanky new wine store.


Grover Vijay Amritraj wines launched in UK

3_Amritaj.b.jpgIndian wine producer, Grover Zampa Vineyards' latest initiative is the launch of a new range of fine wines for the UK market in collaboration with former Indian tennis celebrity, Vijay Amritraj, (pictured, left). The Grover Vijay Amritraj Reserve Collection comprises a white and red wine, which - according to a company release - were inspired by Amritraj's legendary feats on the tennis court and iconic style of play.


What an Expo! Visiting Vinexpo Asia-Pacific 2014

1 July - Sharad-b.jpgChief Promoter of the Nagpur Wine Lovers Club (NWLC) Sharad Phadnis and two other members visited Vinexpo Asia-Pacific in Hong Kong and came back starstruck and more wine-wise. Sharad Phadnis, who is a subscriber of Sommelier India WINE magazine (pictured, left) shares his experience with us.


"Indians have no preconceived notions about wines"

Vishal Kadakia B.jpg

A wine importer and director in the family owned company, Kadakia Plastics & Chemicals Pvt Ltd, Vishal Kadakia (pictured, left) has a Master of Science degree in Polymers from the University of Massachusetts. After graduation, Kadakia worked in Boston for a few years. On his return to Mumbai in 2005, he started Wine Park to import boutique wines to India. Having expanded to the rest of the country, Kadakia currently imports over 100 wines from 35 wineries in ten countries and 26 sub-regions. He shares with Sommelier India his views of the wine scene in India.


Essential Burgundy Bargains

burgundy+wine.jpgEveryone loves Burgundy. Even people who don't know yet that they love Burgundy, love Burgundy. Many friends, particularly in Asia, have asked about the identity of my favourite Burgundy wine, writes Charles Curtis in the current issue of Sommelier India. The answer, he says, is and must be, "It depends". The category is very broad, with different grapes, different styles, and different colours clamouring for attention.


Sula Selections shine at Shiro

C&Reva.jpgSula surpasses itself in coming up with novel and interesting programmes to engage wine consumers and familiarise them with their portfolio of wines. Recently we were invited for another such evening when Global Brand Ambassador, the ever charming Cecilia Oldne, and Deepak Bhatnagar, President Sales & Marketing were in Delhi, writes Kulbir Singh. Left: Cecilia Oldne & Reva K Singh


Of Wine Galas and Black Tie Dinners

Photo 44.jpgTaj Bengal, pulled out all the stops for a two-day wine festival in April. The first of its kind in Kolkata,"The International Vine and Food Experience" was both educational and enjoyable with a smorgasbord of gourmet food and wine experiences, writes Reva K.Singh. Pictured: GM, General Manager K Mohanchandran

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