Nicolas Van Aarde from South Africa, is the chief wine
maker of Vallee De Vin at Nasik in Maharashtra. Valle De Vin is known for its five varieties of Zampa
still and their range of Zampa Soiree sparkling wines.
In Chandigarh at the picturesque Lake
Club, to host a wine dinner in association with Wine Society of
Chandigarh, we catch up with Aardre.
Aardre notes the Indian palate, "I find people in India liking wines with
a high sugar reserve more. Maybe, that's because the food here is so
He adds, "Some Indian wines have a lot of
potential and given the perfect setting in Nashik for the harvest of
good quality grapes, I see no reason why Indian wines can't
have a global appeal."
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