South African Cricketer Jonty Rhodes to export wines into India

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Grai Import and Export and signed a deal with India’s United Breweries for exclusive supply of South African wines to India. Jonty Rhodes, one of Australia’s former cricketers is a director of the company. South Africa believes that it can sell 10 million cases to India over the next decade. Abhay Kewadkar was first quoted in Sommelier India as saying that his company wanted to sell six million bottles of wine over the next five years and wanted to capture a third of the market in India. This partnership is part of that plan.

Rhodes shot to fame when he got Imran Khan run out in the 1993 World Cup. It still considered one of the more spectacular feats of that World Cup. He’s popular in India because he took a world record of five catches, to achieve the most dismissals by a fielder against the West Indies at Brabourne Stadium, Bombay. For more in this Indian Wine story visit Sify.

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