London-based wine consultant and Sommelier India writer and contributor Peter Csizmadia-Honigh launched his book titled, “The Wines of India, a Concise Guide” at Pali Village Café, Mumbai recently. SI correspondent, Suneeta Sodhi Kanga who was present at the launch shares the details with us
Curated entirely by All Things Nice, the evening commenced with Nikhil Aggarwal, CEO of All Things Nice introducing the author followed by a tutored tasting of 19 Indian wines selected by Peter.
A WSET Diploma holder and recipient of the Geoffrey Roberts Award, Peter is the first international personality to write a fully illustrated and authoritative companion to Indian wines. The 452-page guide features 50 producers and nearly 400 wines with up-to-date and accurate information that guides the reader through the wonderful diversity of regions and producers in India.
The book also encompasses the first authoritative classification of Indian wines, a list of recommended wines by the author with brief tasting notes, detailed producer profiles, 11 specially commissioned maps and a glossary of wine terms.
Peter has been a frequent visitor to India and visited wine producers across Karnataka, Pune and Nashik for his book. He foresees India as the emerging wine country in Asia and says, “I look forward to working with All Things Nice and other partners to make an impact and bring Indian wines into the glasses of Indian consumers so they know the stories behind the labels.”
Apart from being an ardent traveller and a wine enthusiast, he is a graduate from Eötvös University in Hungary and the Budapest Business School. A certified sherry educator who crafts Juhfark wines for Michelin-star restaurants and the co-proprietor of Royal Somló Vineyards, Peter was responsible for the Institute of Masters of Wine’s study and examination programmes in Europe, North America and Australasia between 2005 and 2014.
In the coming months, the Guide will also be unveiled internationally in London, Budapest and Delhi. Priced at Rs 1495, “The Wines of India, a Concise Guide” is available via www.thewinesofindia.com