Steven Spurrier, one of the world’s most influential wine critics (and Sommelier India columnist) flew into Mumbai on the 5th of November to conduct a “one-night only” event with The Wine Society of India, of which he is Chairman. This event was held for The Wine Society’s Best Customers, in conjunction with Fratelli.
Steven Spurrier rose to international prominence in 1976 for organizing The Judgment of Paris, a high-profile blind tasting that pitted famous French wines against a relatively unknown Californian wines; the Calfornian unknowns came out on top!
This event gave a major boost to a struggling Californian wine industry that did not believe that it could compete with the quality French wine. California now produces some of the finest wine in the world.
Steven was introduced to the potential of India as a wine market in 2004, and in 2006, he became Chairman of The Wine Society of India. In 2009 he was Chairman of the Sommelier India Wine Competition 2009 with Reva K. Singh as co-chair, the first Indian organized competition to assess wines produced in India, as well as international wines available for consumption in the country, in association with The Wine Society of India.
Steven hosted an event for Wine Society Members at Terttulia on the 5th of November, with eight different wines being shown on the night. Steven is no stranger to hosting events in India.
“When I hosted the first Wine Society of India Events back in 2007 in Mumbai and Bangalore, we had less than a few dozen members. Today, we have over 10,000 members who enjoy the benefits of a wine lifestyle. Wine is about conviviality and sharing the moment. I look forward to sharing some fantastic wine with our best customers.”
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