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Time Doesn’t Dim Its Sparkle - Tasting Dom Pérignon From Various Decades
New York Times - Friday, June 27, 2014
Time was the subject at a remarkable dinner recently at NoMad, featuring 16 vintages of Dom Pérignon Champagne. As complex a subject as time is for still wine, it's even more complicated for Champagne, which undergoes a second fermentation in a closed bottle after yeast and a sugar solution are added. As the yeast consumes sugar in the bottle, its byproduct, carbon dioxide, produces the bubbles that give Champagne its sparkle.

Anil Ambani, Singapore-based investor to buy 30% stake in Sula for Rs 200 cr
Economic Times - Tuesday, April 29, 2014
MUMBAI: The Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group is all set to pick up a significant minority stake in Nashik Vintners, the parent of India's largest winemaker Sula.

Q&A with Simon Cant, Wine Making Ambassador, Asia for Penfolds
Tulleeho - Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Tulleeho Wine Academy in conversation with Simon Cant, Wine making ambassador, Asia for Penfolds Wines

Treasury CEO set to slash portfolio
The Drinks Business - Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Treasury Wine Estates' new CEO Michael Clarke has fuelled speculation that the group may sell off its Beringer brand as he confirmed an immediate need to cut costs.

Torres voted World's Most Admired Wine Brand
Drinks International - Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Torres has been voted the World's Most Admired Wine Brand for 2014. Casillero del Diablo of Concha y Toro finished second and Château Latour in third in this year's list which is now available to download.

Wine industry in Maharashtra losing its high
Times of India - Sunday, March 02, 2014
NASHIK: The state's wine story is losing its sparkle. Of the 75 wineries in Maharashtra, 50 are on the brink of closure an estimated 50 lakh litres of unsold wine stacked up in barrels and winery owners staring at unpaid bank loans they had taken on interest. Even farmers have shunned growing wine grapes and have switched to the sober table grapes business.

In Sake, Japan Sees a Potential Stimulus
New York Times - Friday, February 21, 2014
NIHONMATSU, Japan — As Japan confronts troubling economic data and memories of its stagnant “lost generation,” the country's government is offering a little something to take the edge off: a bottle or two of sake.

Singapore investor, Premji & L Capital vie for Sula stake
Times of India - Tuesday, February 11, 2014
MUMBAI: Global wine investor Ravi Viswanathan, backed by financing support from Reliance Capital, has emerged as a strong contender to buy a 33 stake in Nashik Vintners, the parent of India's leading wine maker Sula, people briefed on the matter told TOI.

Winemakers bet on wine tourism as new revenue stream; still a long way to go
Economic Times - Sunday, February 09, 2014
Rolling slopes blanketed with vineyards, against a backdrop of lakes and hills. Sounds like California's Napa Valley and wine tourism trails amidst the vineyards of Yountville? Not quite. That's the view from the local wine maker Sula's tasting room in Nashik with a glass of Merlot Malbec for company.

KRSMA opens the Super Premium Boutique League
delWine - Monday, February 03, 2014
KRSMA Estate, a Karnataka-based winery located 70 kms from the Heritage city of Hampi and 300 kms Southwest of Hyderabad launched a range of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon at a wine dinner evening at the newly opened, Chic JW Marriott, attended by over a hundred cognoscenti and glitterati of Bangalore last Saturday, writes Subhash Arora who also attended a trade tasting earlier in the afternoon

China is the world’s leading red wine market
Drinks International - Tuesday, January 28, 2014
China, including Hong Kong, is now the largest market for red wine, according to a survey commissioned by Vinexpo the Bordeaux-based exhibition company.

Miraculous Growth expected for Grover Zampa
delWine - Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Jan 28: Post the merger of Grover Vineyards with Valle de Vin, Grover Zampa is set to record a miraculous year-on-year growth of 150 over 2012-13, according to the CEO Sumedh Singh Mandla and Kapil Grover, Director of the merged identity, that would catapult them back to the second spot this year, writes Subhash Arora who interacted with several senior management officials during his visit to the Great Grover Stomp last Saturday at their Nashik vineyards

The growing power of India
The Drinks Business - Friday, January 10, 2014
EVEN THOUGH India's GDP growth rate is down to 4.99, the slowest for almost a decade (see Table 1 – GDP and Interest Rate in India, 2006-2013), their wine industry has witnessed an average annual growth of 25-30 during the noughties according to a report published by the Indian Grape Processing Board(IGPB), an industry body.

Grover Zampa launch Chêne at The Westin Pune Koregaon Park
Sommelier India - Friday, January 03, 2014
A blend of Tempranillo, the famous indigenous Spanish red grape, and Syrah, Chêne Grande Reserve, produced from estate grown grapes at their winery in Sanjegaon, near Nashik, is Grover Zampa's latest offering. It was launched in Pune in December at a degustation wine dinner at Prego,The Westin Pune Koregaon Park.

Sumedh Singh Mandla | Grape expectations
Mint - Saturday, December 21, 2013
Sumedh Singh Mandla makes all the right noises for a chief executive of a wine company. He drinks only wine. Mandla prefers still wine to sparkling wine, which he says is a growing segment but will always remain much smaller than the former.

Companies offer wine-lovers more reasons to cheer with freebies
Economic Times - Tuesday, December 24, 2013
PUNE: If you plan to celebrate this Christmas with wine and cake, you may get more than what you sought, as winemakers have lined up freebies ranging from wine glasses to invitation for grape stomping festival for the festive season.

Indian wine exports may get a boost with global fall in production
Mint - Thursday, December 05, 2013
Mumbai: Global demand for wine exceeded production by a huge margin last year. With the shortfall forecast to widen this year, Indian producers could use the opportunity to increase exports, given that the domestic market is at saturation point and the quality of local wine is improving, analysts say.

The Judgement of Delhi - Stag's Leap and Beringer wines are launched and tasted
Tulleeho - Saturday, November 16, 2013
Have you been to Roosevelt House before? I haven't! After being personally greeted by the U.S. Ambassador, Ms. Nancy Powell and Allan Mustard, the Minister for Agricultural Affairs,lf at the entrance of the Ambassador's house we were escorted into another room. This is where the main event of the night was taking place, a formal introduction to two of Napa Valley's finest wine makers, Beringer and Stag's Leap who were joining the small but rapidly growing Indian wine industry.

Stag's Leap and Beringer launch in India
Tulleeho - Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Stag's Leap and Beringer wines were launched in India by Nancy Powell, the US Ambassador, at her residence Roosevelt house. Some sterling wine was tasted and friendships renewed.

Sula taps investors for stake sale
Times of India - Monday, November 11, 2013
BANGALORE: India's largest winemaker Nashik Vintners, owners of Sula wines, has kicked off a big stake sale to facilitate exit for financial investors who control around 50 in the company valued at about $125 million, said people directly familiar with the process.

Indian multi-millionaire buys stake in South Africa's Mullineux
Decanter - Monday, November 04, 2013
Multi-millionaire Indian businessman Analjit Singh has bought a stake in top South Africa winery Mullineux from English investor Keith Prothero.

Chandon from Moet Launched in Mumbai
delWine - Tuesday, October 22, 2013
They say good wine tastes better in the company of good friends. But if you also get it for free, the taste becomes excellent. So it was an invited group of over 1200 people that got to taste and drink ‘excellent' Chandon Brut and Chandon Rose Brut at the Launch at Hotel Four Seasons where the wine, food and DJ music reached a crescendo well past midnight last Saturday evening after the Mumbai Glitterati walked in.

Launch: Sula Sparkling Revival
delWine - Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Oct 16: Rajeev Samant released a new set of Brut, Brut Rosé and Seco sparkling wines with new packaging and a slightly different blend in front of a set of special invitees at the newly opened Tasting Cellar at the Nashik winery of Sula Vineyards, amidst speculation that the move was to brace for the competition from the launch of Chandon by the formidable Moet Hennessey, writes Subhash Arora who was present at the Launch.

Taste of Chianti in White from Fratelli
delWine - Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Sep 16: The recently launched Sangiovese Bianco by Fratelli is a well-made white wine with a great personality that would be music to the palate of many a connoisseur but apart from its unique characteristic of using a red grape, it shows the innovativeness and the versatility of the winemaker Piero Masi who has already proved himself with reds like Sette and red Sangiovese, writes Subhash Arora

Trendy, light-weight PET bottles set to take wine to mass market
Business Standard - Monday, September 16, 2013
Wine lovers no longer need to worry about carrying heavy and delicate glass bottles and as their favourite drink is now available in light-weight, trendy and safe bottles made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET). The usage of PET bottles by a handful of wine makers is set to take the drink to the masses, thanks to a packaging solution offered by Manjushree Technopack Ltd, a Bangalore-based manufacturer of PET bottles and performs.

Forbidden blends: Multivintage wines
The Drinks Business - Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Blending different vintages to make table wines has been frowned upon by winegrowers, connoisseurs and authorities alike. Roger Morris searches out some contrarian winemakers who think non-vintage wines still make sense.

New gadget can 'age' wine in minutes, inventors claim
Decanter - Friday, August 16, 2013
A new gadget which claims to 'age' wine in minutes, improving its taste and making it more mellow, could be on sale by the end of the year after tests in the US proved successful.

Red, white and indian
Business Standard - Friday, July 05, 2013
Shaambhavi Hingorani, daughter of former foreign minister S M Krishna, hopes her wines will reach out to women and those just discovering the pleasures of the drink

On the unique process of making sake
Harpers Wine and Spirits - Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Brewing sake is a complicated business, premium sake-brewing being an incredibly labour-intensive and so, expensive process. This month I look at how sake is made and what makes this process unique.

First board meeting on wine legislation today
Times of India - Friday, December 28, 2012
NASHIK: The first meeting of Indian Grape Processing Board (IGPB) with the government departments to discuss wine legislation is scheduled on Friday in Pune.

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