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Japanese wine has several delicate varieties

Japanese wine has several delicate varieties

Japanese wine is necessarily wine brewed in Japan using grapes produced in Japan. Unt... Read More
Karnataka is taking giant strides

Karnataka is taking giant strides

The hot tropical belt accounts for 70% of all viticulture in the country. It extends... Read More
New wines, old information

New wines, old information

While consumption and acceptance is growing, there is fierce competition to gain mark... Read More
NextGen democratising wines

NextGen democratising wines

Wine making in India is still mostly driven more by passion, rather than profits. How... Read More
Believe in the wines you make!

Believe in the wines you make!

The demand for Indian wines has steadily grown on the back of definite improvements i... Read More
Home-grown Chandon sparkles in 2020

Home-grown Chandon sparkles in 2020

Chandon, the ‘made in India’ sparkling wine from the Moët Hennessy p... Read More
To gain consumers, break the ‘formal’ barrier

To gain consumers, break the ‘formal’ barrier

There has been a change in the demographic and consumption has shifted away from star... Read More
Vineyards preferred over formal dinners

Vineyards preferred over formal dinners

The Indian consumer base for wines has been growing in recent years. There are early... Read More
Wines aplenty, misconceptions more so!

Wines aplenty, misconceptions more so!

Based mostly on the consumption patterns I see in our restaurants I can say that comp... Read More
Real consumer seeks out experiences

Real consumer seeks out experiences

The change in recent years has been very encouraging: a lot of families, women’... Read More
Wine rating system would help

Wine rating system would help

The Indian wine market has become very competitive and active, but very limited varie... Read More
Staying young is staying relevant

Staying young is staying relevant

We are aware that the median age of India’s population is in the 24-28-year ran... Read More
Domestic tourism directly impacts sales

Domestic tourism directly impacts sales

There has been a tremendous increase in cultivation of international grape varieties... Read More
Wine tourism has broken taboos

Wine tourism has broken taboos

People these days are looking for something more approachable and are willing to expe... Read More
Build resilient wine ecosystem

Build resilient wine ecosystem

Indian wine consumers are slowly, but surely coming of age. With a young population,... Read More
Imported wines better? Wrong!

Imported wines better? Wrong!

One of the most important developments in today’s wine market is a shift in the... Read More
Wine marketing needs makeover

Wine marketing needs makeover

We have seen a significant increase in the average Indian wine drinker. One reason co... Read More
Indian wines best, yet nothing unique

Indian wines best, yet nothing unique

The most important thing to bear in mind is that Indian wine producers are still not... Read More
Women lead the growth in wine

Women lead the growth in wine

Wine is being rapidly accepted across demographic segments and is not looked upon as... Read More
Hung up on Hungarian wines!

Hung up on Hungarian wines!

A few summers ago, when travel was still not taboo, I was fortunate enough to travel,... Read More
Grover Zampa brings cheer to year-end

Grover Zampa brings cheer to year-end

India’s most awarded wine producer and pioneer of wine-making, Grover Zampa Vin... Read More
Six great Indian wines for beginners

Six great Indian wines for beginners

One question I often come across during training or consumer interactions is “W... Read More
‘United Wines of America’ comes calling

‘United Wines of America’ comes calling

The great wine merchant, Andre Simon, used to say that “Wine makes every meal a... Read More
Best Indian wines to warm your hearts in winter

Best Indian wines to warm your hearts in winter

Did you know that the history of wine in India goes back to the Maurya Dynasty, more... Read More
Grover Zampa celebrates 30 years with exclusive soiree

Grover Zampa celebrates 30 years with exclusive soiree

Grover Zampa Vineyards, the most awarded wine producers from India, recently commemor... Read More
Organic wines from Arunachal, Maharashtra

Organic wines from Arunachal, Maharashtra

India now has its own organic wine – a first for the country – made from... Read More
‘To make a million, start with 10 million’

‘To make a million, start with 10 million’

How challenging is it for you to juggle between the roles of Director of Reveilo Wine... Read More
Climate change forces re-think, re-calibration

Climate change forces re-think, re-calibration

Non-Bordeaux grapes in their wines? A small French revolution in wine is taking shape... Read More
Grover Zampa Vineyards win women’s votes

Grover Zampa Vineyards win women’s votes

Adding to their cap of international feats, Grover Zampa Vineyards has been awarded f... Read More
Wine-drinking culture is coming ‘home’

Wine-drinking culture is coming ‘home’

Do you think the Indian market needs some kind of a cultural phenomenon to take it to... Read More
Production and tasting notes

Production and tasting notes

La Reserve Brut Royale 100% Chenin blanc, this grape varietal is able to showcase it... Read More
A strong case for Greek wine

A strong case for Greek wine

What would be a typical drinking experience that a visitor to Greece could enjoy? Gre... Read More
No bed of roses for the lady in red

No bed of roses for the lady in red

A sommelier is just not a wine enthusiast but a devotee of wine. All my “whines... Read More
Wine from Bergerac-Dura has 17 appellations

Wine from Bergerac-Dura has 17 appellations

A touch of deliciousness, a zest of sport, a little culture and a lot of “P&eac... Read More
Wines that are par for the Indian course!

Wines that are par for the Indian course!

With one of the world’s biggest growing markets, every wine brand is looking to... Read More