Tag: "Wine Imports to India"

First Official Austrian Wine Tasting in Delhi
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First Official Austrian Wine Tasting in Delhi

The Austrian Wine Marketing Board (AWMB) and the Austrian Trade Commission joined hands to host the first official Austrian wine tasting in the country on January 22nd 2010, here in Delhi. Held in the lawns of the trade commissioner’s residence, the wines were uncorked and the evening was soon thronging with a mix of people: […]

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Champagne G.H. Martel & Co. Tasting In Delhi
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Champagne G.H. Martel & Co. Tasting In Delhi

Family group of exquisite champagne houses G.H. Martel & Co. is one of the Champagne-makers and a wine co-operate business house from France. The company was setup in the 19th century in the Marne region in France and have been making and trading wines since then. Today, the company is a group representing seven Champagne […]

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Champagne Pol Roger Tasting In Delhi
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Champagne Pol Roger Tasting In Delhi

Fizzy, Bubbly or however you may call it, Champagne has always been a sign of celebration and joy. To share some joy, Pol Roger, a well known and celebrated champagne house, conducted a guided tasting of their collection in Delhi at the Orient Express, Taj Palace Hotel, New Delh on their first visit to India […]

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Canadian Icewines: Tasting in Delhi
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Canadian Icewines: Tasting in Delhi

Not many wine-enthusiasts in this country would know about the characteristics, grape varieties, and origin of Icewine, or even what it is, in the first place. Time has come then to introduce the magical potion to the citizens of this sweet-loving country. What would be better than tasting delicious and yum Icewines (not iced-wines) in […]

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Bodega Osborne Wines: Tasting on 7th January 2010
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Bodega Osborne Wines: Tasting on 7th January 2010

Bodega  Osborne is one of the oldest Spanish houses. Primarily known for their Sherries they make wines in other styles too. We could tell you lots more about Family-owned and still upholding traditional values and wine-making practices, but that is what their company website is about. Here instead, is our two bits’ worth on the […]

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Delhi Excise Blues
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Delhi Excise Blues

After a lot of queries and even more asking around, we try and crumble the Delhi Excise code and how it works. Below is the MRP calculation in Excel sheet and explanation of how it works: If you promise to give us good wine to taste & leave us your e-mail we will even send […]

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Brancaia Tasting at the Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi

Working at Wi-Not has its advantages, or so Magan would like us to believe. Sure we don’t get hounded for autographs just yet but we do get to taste a lot of fun wine. We recently congregated at the Taj Mahal Hotel for a Brancaia wine-tasting orchestrated by Mr. Vishal Kadakia of Wine Park, the […]

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Riesling Tasting With Nik Weis and Wine Park
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Riesling Tasting With Nik Weis and Wine Park

Riesling has always been one of my favourite grape varieties, especially if it comes from the EU countries. It has a pronounced fruity varietal character and can be made in various styles: dry, semi-sweet and sweet. Talking of Riesling, Germany comes to mind as one of the most premium regions to grow it. Mosel- Saar-Ruwer […]

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Wine Tasting at The French Embassy

The French Embassy was the venue for a fantastic wine tasting recently with some outstanding wines from the Rhone Valley, located in the Southern reaches of France. Magan set the ball rolling and the three houses then showcased their wines. To mark the event a small discerning few were invited amongst whom, Mr. Andrew Steel, […]

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Wi-Not @ IIWF (India International Wine Fair) 2009 Mumbai
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Wi-Not @ IIWF (India International Wine Fair) 2009 Mumbai

With much anticipation and expectations the Wi-Not team reached the Grand Hyatt Mumbai, venue for the first India International Wine Fair (IIWF 2009). The event was scheduled over three days with seminars, talks and summits with speakers including sommeliers, wine advisors, celebrity chefs, wine society directors, importers, and the likes. The event was a bit scattered […]

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Exporting Wine to India
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Exporting Wine to India

This is perhaps the most important set of questions that we get asked – How is the Indian market, do Indians really drink, what are the taxes, how does one go about getting wine into India. So we thought it would be easier to address this once and for good. Once again, what we are […]

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Five Essentials for Wine Marketing in India
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Five Essentials for Wine Marketing in India

If you are already marketing or thinking of marketing wine in India, the following article is for you. Before we start, I will first answer the million-dollar question, “What prompted me to write this?” and the answer is, with stiff competition that’s only getting tighter it is most pertinent to get the branding exercise right. […]

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