Wine consumption in India should by now have jumped to at least 50 million cases
Michel Chapoutier is one of the most famous vintners in France and one of the first in the country to convert to biodynamic viticulture
Interestingly, while Bengaluru has nearly five groups of wine and food societies or associations that meet regurlarly, Delhi has only two and Mumbai none at all
The Phylloxera epidemic devasted vineyards in Europe in the second half of the 19th century such that wine production in France fell from 8.45 bn litres in 1875 to only 2.34 bn litres in 1889
French wines rarely give the name of their grapes on the label
Paired with Baluchi's Indian (all non-veg) cuisine, what stood out was the Vina Tondonia Reserva, Rioja, 2004 paired with Badami Bater or Sofiyani Pork Ribs
The strength of wines varies from 9 per cent (Rieslings) all the way up to 15 per cent for some blockbuster wines, and so does the impact
Wine has been produced in Italy since, at least, the 8th century BCE and flourished with the expansion of the both the Republic and the Roman Empire under the Caesars
It's winter in the northern hemisphere, so naturally red wines are the flavour of the season
Australian wines actually outsell all other imported wines in India and Jacob's Creek is the market leader
There's no doubt that Argentine wines offer terrific value and will continue to gain sales and share in India
These wines are still unknown in India, maybe because Spain was exporting mainly bulk wines
What are the highest-rated wines available in India?
Wine is still regarded as something consumed by glamorous socialites
Is there a case for expempting low-alcohol products from this Supreme Court draconian judgment?