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International Wine Consulting in partnership with Caron International is organizing a delegation of Indian Companies to promote business co-operation between India & France in the forthcoming VINITECH- SIFEL 2010, Bordeaux, France in association with Congres & exposition of Bordeaux.
International Wine Consulting- based in the heart of the Bordeaux region- is specialized in commercial and marketing development in France and in the export, in the wine & spirits field. The activity of IWC concentrates mainly on management of distribution channels, actions of promotion, cooperation and identification of market opportunities.
The vinitech is an international event for the viticulture and wine production sector . Every two years, VINITECH showcases the exhaustive equipment offering, promoting the energy and vitality of vine & wine industry in France and internationally, in an positive environment for doing business. The manufacturers presenting their latest innovations to winegrowers having pressing need to upgrade their equipment.
The SIFEL is respected in its identity, strong of its roots and its friendly spirit, convenient to the exchanges and close to its customers. More than ever, it is the show of the professionals of Fruits and vegetables, and it benefits from new means, new logistics, powerful communication, unpublished place and an unprecedented visitors. Strong assets to optimize your participation!
For the 1st time VINITECH & SIFEL are joining together under one roof, to give you a unique chance to meet more than 50,000 decision-makers from all over the world whose main reason for coming is to source new suppliers and products. With its finger on the pulse of consumer trends worldwide, VINITECH-SIFEL is attuned to the major challenges facing the market.
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UB has taken the opportunity in Bihar, offered by India's National Litchi Research Centre
(Muzaffarpur, Bihar) to produce wine
from lichi fruit, a local bounty. A scientist in Himachal
Pradesh has developed the process for making
wine from Seabuckthorn berry, a local produce. The Maharashtra Govt. has offered support for
research on making wine
from Karwanda, a local crop. A coconut
farmer in Kerala has a patent to his name for making wine from
coconuts. India may be a newcomer in the global wine industry, but it
sure is quick to contribute to it!
Now, a team of
by Neelima Garg at Central Institute of Subtropical Research (Lucknow,
Uttar Pradesh) where has created three different wines from three
famous mango varieties grown here — ‘Dussehri’ , ‘Langra’ and
Institute director H. Ravishankar feels, ‘with a range of seven to nine
percent alcohol content, this unique wine would surely be a big draw
with all fond of good liquor’.
He was, however, apprehensive about taking the production to a
‘Since the cost of large scale production would initially be high, any
commercial production would require major excise concessions to make it
compete with the existing wines in the market.’
If the winemaking technology is put to commercial use
it will give a fillip to mango orchard owners and farmers, in the
Malihabad mango growing belt, on the outskirts of Lucknow, as a lot of
the crop ripens quickly and spoils before it can be transported to far
July 1st, 2010 – Mumbai, – Globus Wines, Producer of India’s most expensive wines has started shipping Miazma, Fine Wine of India via its own website www.finewineofindia.com to consumers in U.K directly.
Speaking on the occasion, Founder, Karan Jain commented ‘’ Owing to the limited produce in order to ensure high quality, controlled distribution is an important aspect for Miazma, Fine Wine of India. While we continue to build our presence slowly with top end Indian eateries, we were missing on a platform (selling direct) that has become such an integral part in U.K for customers wishing to buy at the comfort of their home. This avenue allows us to do just that’’
U.K currently bucks the trend of online shopping in Europe with an average shopper spending nearly £2300/annually. By opening our online sales channel, Miazma has become the first Indian wine company to set up online sales in U.K and take Indian wine experience direct to consumers.
In order to create awareness, the company is considering brand placements across serious wine tastings events that are more domestically driven as it has channel partners and online sales presence to service the needs of trade and end-consumer.
All wines will are being sold through U.K subsidiary Globus Wines U.K Ltd thus taking care of international laws, returns, refunds, shipping etc. Orders are processed and delivered in 3-4 days time. Additionally, the company has placed high priority on customer’s privacy thereby adding theft and fraud protection measures to ensure smooth buying experience.
Payments are collected through a trusted gateway via Pay Pal and no credit card or personal data is shared with the company. Priced at £102/case for Reserves and £90/case of 6 bottles for non-reserves, Miazma is looking at slowly increasing its UK Business by opening up access to 64 million potential customers in U.K.
Globus Wines is an entrepreneurial venture setup in 2004. Pioneered with a vision of growing, and exporting the best quality Wines, Globus Wines has set a strong foothold in the Wine industry in little time. Its production facilities as well as collaborative setups in India & France and an office in UK & India ensure a global reach. With strong ethical values which form an integral element of its culture and a passion to grow world-class wines, Globus Wines is set to evolve the Industry with the choicest wines, consumed in the finest fashion.
In view of the upcoming Commonwealth Games and in order to present a
tourist-friendly image of the city, Delhi's government has taken a decision to introduce L-4D, a new and lesser licence fee, to enable
eateries in Delhi to serve wine and beer. It is expected that the first round
of L-4D licences will be issued within a week’s time in Delhi.
L-4D licences will be issued to eateries fulfilling almost all the
licencing conditions for the L4 licencees (licences issued to bars
serving hard liquor), like permissions from the Municipal Corporation,
Fire Service Department and Pollution Control Board etc.
More: Hospitality Biz India
Where to shop for wine in Mumbai
Globus Wines, Unit Number 209, Infiniti Mall, Second Floor Gate Number
3, Link Road, Andheri (W). Also at Star Bazaar, Thakur Shopping Mall,
near Dahisar Check Naka, Mira Bhayander Highway, Mira Road. And at Haiko
Supermarket, Hiranandani Gardens, Central Avenue, Powai. Hotline for
all the outlets +91 (0) 22 2632 9005
Nature’s Basket, Shop No 30, World Trade Centre, Cuffe Parade; +91 (0)
22 2215 2006. Also at Tirupati Apartments, Shop No. 6, Bhulabhai Desai
Road, opposite Mahalakshmi Temple; +91 (0) 22 2352 6775
IN at Annie Beasant Road, Worli; +91 (0) 22 6654 7939
Santé, 10, Ridge Road, next to Cafe Ridge, Malabar Hill; +91 (0) 22 2368
4128. Also at Shop No 1 Sahina Apartments, Pali Mala Road, Bandra +91
(0) 22 2640 2126. Also at Big Bazaar, Phoenix Mills Compound, Senpathi
Bapat Marg, Lower Parel; +91 (0) 22 6662 6713; Chawla House,
Woodhouse Road, Colaba, +91 (0) 22 6450 9779 and Raghuleela Mall, Vashi,
Navi Mumbai, +91 (0) 22 6450 9777
Shoprite Hyper Nirmal Lifestyle Mall, LBS Marg Mulund (W); +91 (0) 22
The art and craft of storing wine in India
Storing wines in India, domestic or imported, is a challenge.
Making good wine isn’t enough. Storage is that vital second step without
which the first is rendered irrelevant. And Indian weather contains all
of wine’s enemies -- heat, fluctuating humidity and harsh sunlight.
and sunlight have the detrimental effect of dissolving the wine's
delicate aromas and flavors while higher temperature and the absence of
humidity can oxidize wine that is bottled under cork -- ie. the cork
dries up, contracting in the process, letting the air in which oxidates
the wine which is why wines are stored horizontally so that the wine can
keep the cork moist and air tight. Alas, keeping wines in the fridge
isn’t the way out because its doors are constantly being opened.
Besides, the wine is likely to be chilled beyond the point of
improvement, canceling out the potential of ageing. Colder temperatures
can also lead to crystal sediment forming at the bottom. Worse, the wine
might have already been doomed by the store keeper who proudly put it
on the display shelf along with the vodka, and toasted it under the sun
turning the liquid into vinegar.
There is a solution and it's two pronged.
First, strictly buy wine from shops that store their wines laid down and
in temperatures constantly below 18 degrees and recessed from the sun.
Then, at home, the wines need to be stored in a cool dry place, again
away from the light. Buying a wine cooler from any of the reputed home
appliances stores (Croma, Vijay Sales, E Zone) should solve that
problem. In India, both red and white wines need to kept in wine coolers
and served chilled.
The only caveat and drop of accidental good
news is that most Indian wine is meant to be drunk, and in fact is,
within three months of purchase. A lot of it is also closed with screw
cap, in which case, simply buying it from any of the shops recommended
above and keeping them away from sunlight should do it. Anything more
precious and age-worthy can be laid down in the cooler where it may be
allowed to rightfully get better.
India's National Litchi Research Centre,
based in Muzaffarpur (Bihar), developed the technology for making
litchi-flavoured wine and UB has signed a memorandum of understanding
with the centre to use this technology.
United Breweries is to set up a winery in the state of Bihar that will process litchi to make wine. (UB) has acquired 100 acres of litchi
gardens on lease at Kanti and Motipur villages in Muzaffarpur district
and the company is planning to acquire another 1,000 acres. The initiative for purchasing land to set
up the winery is on the move," a UB spokesperson said. "We expect that the winery will start its production by the
end of next year.”
The National Conference on ‘Indian Wine Sector – Potential &
Challenges’ in New Delhi recently was organised by the
Indian Grape Processing Board (IGPB). Ashok Sinha, Secretary, Food
Processing Industries presided over the function.
According to a PIB release, Subodh Kant Sahai, Minister of Food
Processing Industries (MoFPI), said “We should not be deterred by the lean phase through which the industry
is passing, including unsold stock of wines."
He added, "It is
important to set up facilities of international level for wine, and
promoting Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)/ Hazard Analysis and
Critical Control Points (HACCP). We would, therefore, facilitate setting
up of the laboratory for wine testing and certification.”
The Wine Society of India organises wine tasting and training events and vineyard tours. It is headquartered at Mumbai, but operates across the country, including cities like bangalore and Nashik.
Their educational programmes include an introduction to wine basics, including types and styles of wine,
what to assess in a wine, famous red and white grape varietals, and how
to taste, store and serve wine correctly.
Please call their Mumbai office (22) 4345 9100 if you'd like to join the fun. The upcoming events include corporate and private tastings and can be viewed at The Wine Society of India
June 2010, Mumbai: Informa India and Paris-based ProMeeting, co-organisers of the third successful edition of TASTE, have announced the 2011 show dates to fall between 27th & 29th January. This business focussed trade exhibition for the food, drink and hospitality industries will take place at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai. Already being referred to as the largest and most diverse gathering of global produce in the food and beverage sector, TASTE will showcase products from around the world along with fresh ideas from India.
TASTE is supported by UBIFRANCE – the French Ministry for international business development is a public industrial and commercial establishment under the supervision of the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Employment, Secretary of State for Foreign Trade and the Directorate General of Treasury and Economic Policy. Support from government trade bodies ensure larger country pavilions at TASTE and direct benefits for participating exhibitors.
In a recent buyer survey conducted by the organisers, in association with knowledge partners from the retail industry, it was found that buyers in India are most likely to visit TASTE to source ideas new to the market, from both the international and national fronts. In response, the organisers are flying in specialists from London, who are seen as the best in the field of wine tastings and food and wine pairings. Similar educational and experienced innovations are in the process of being arranged.
TASTE will showcase the leading national and international brands for food and wine and will also host the fourth edition of the India Wine Challenge chaired by the legendary Robert Joseph. Food and wine parings along with a host of seminars and workshops with interactive buyer sessions offer visitors a diverse range of products from India and around the globe. It will bring under one roof, producers, exporters and marketers from airlines, hotels, restaurants and bars, on the hunt for new products to add to their range.
To know more about TASTE email email@example.com or visit www.taste-expo.com
About the Organisers:
Informa plc is the world’s largest professional media company. Informa’s global exhibitions include B2B and B2C mega-shows such as 3GSM, Cityscape, IPEX, The Monaco Yacht Show, The Bride Show and PALME.
Promeeting is a historic partner of Informa group and IIR exhibitions. ITEC, International Trade Exhibition Company, the parent company of Promeeting, has developed a series of international tradeshows and Congress meetings in Europe and in the United States.
These tours are extremely informative, and will cover everything,
including the lifecycle of the vine, harvesting of the grapes,
fermenting procedures for red and whites, how sparkling wine is made,
and how some wines are aged and then bottled. Prior appointments can
often get you an extended tour, beyond what most tourists generally get
If you decide to spend the night in Nasik, the nicest option would
have to be Sula’s 3-bedroom villa The Beyond, which overlooks the
vineyards. The villa has its own chef, and an infinite pool too! Other
options are the Taj Business Hotel, and the Ginger Hotel, both in town,
yet conveniently located. The Wine Society regularly books trips for
To give some relief to farmers-turned-vintners in Titri village of
Ratlam district (300 km west of Bhopal), the Madhya Pradesh government
has asked the promoters of Patel Wine & Fruit Processing Industry
Pvt Ltd to retail wine on pilot basis. Depending on the success of the
pilot project, retailing of wine will be allowed across the state. “A
proper policy will be framed at a later stage for retailing of wine in
the state,” a well-placed official in the state commercial tax
department said. Patel Wine is the sole winery in the state and claims
to have received support from various countries for taste of its wine.
How Madhya Pradesh ventured into winemaking?
A group of farmers of Titri village of Ratlam district venture into the
business on cooperative model three years ago. After brewing 26,000
litres, when they initiated marketing, branding and retailing activities
government denied retailing and took control on its sale.
Launched as ‘Ambi’ brand the farmers have sold hardly 1,000
litres of wine.
allow them to retail it across the state, first they should open at
least two retail outlets at Indore and Bhopal and then we will think of
wine retailing in the state. A policy will be framed if they remain
successful,” the official said adding, “They should approach state
industries department or horticulture department for sops and
concessions to get promotional support.”
On the other hand vintners said, they have lost a recent order for
50,000 litres from Vietnam as none knows exim rules and regulations.
More: Business Standard
This sales job is open to fresh graduates
Job Title: Wine Sales Executive
Education: UG – Any Graduate – Any Specialization
Name of the Company: The Wine Society of India
Salary:Rs.1,25,000 – 3,00,000P.A
The Wine Society of India began company operations in the last
quarter of 2006, and opened offices in Nariman Point, Mumbai. The
business model is based on the successful programme developed in the
United States by The Wine Society of America, which was founded by David
Banford. The Wine Society of America enrolled members over 10 years
and was floated on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange in 1991.
Contact Person:Kris Engle
Taking the restaurant route
Bibendum has joined forces with India's premier wine producer, Grover
Vineyards to distribute its wines on an exclusive basis in the UK.
Kapil Grover, director of Grover Vineyards said the company was
delighted to be associated with Bibendum in a very challenging UK
Bibendum buyer, Tim Marson MW, said: "With more than 6000 Indian
restaurants in the UK this is a very exciting opportunity to bring
India's best wines to a wider audience. Grover Vineyards have the
passion and vision to succeed in seeing Indian wine become the beverage
of choice in good Indian restaurants across the country. Crucially, the
wines more than hold their own in terms of quality which will enable
them to gain fans beyond the Indian dining sector."
Now Barista Lavazza on Lavelle Road in Banagalore introduces the very European concept
of serving wine at a coffee shop. Raising a toast for the occasion, wine lovers in Bangalore gathered to
enjoy an evening of camaraderie, good wine, excellent food and music at
Barista Crème Lavazza, Lavelle Road on June 4.
Speaking on the association, Abhay Kewadkar, Chief Wine Maker,Business
Head (Wines) & Director of Four Seasons Ltd, United Spirits Limited
says, "We are very upbeat about our association with Barista Lavazza to
serve Four Seasons Wines. Drinking wine at
your favourite neighbourhood cafés, though a new concept in India, is
sure to be a hit with youth in line with global trends. Our tie up with
select outlets of Barista Lavazza will help us promote Four Seasons wine
as a drink to be enjoyed at anytime of the day."
Barista Lavazza was established in February 2000 by Barista Coffee
Company Limited, to recreate the ambience and experience of the typical
Italian neighborhood Espresso Bars in India. Barista Lavazza aims to
provide a comfortable place for people to relax and unwind over a cup of
coffee. Barista Lavazza has also been voted ‘Super brand’ three years
At present, the Barista Coffee Company
Limited has over 200 Espresso Bars and Crèmes in over 30 locations in
India. Besides India, Barista Lavazza also has cafes in locations across
Srilanka, Bangladesh, Oman and the UAE.
Barista Coffee Co
Ltd is owned by Lavazza, Italy’s largest coffee company. Lavazza, the
sixth largest coffee roasters in the world, has a 47% share in the
Italian retail market (value, source: Nielsen) and operates in over 90
countries, in the Home and Away-from-Home sectors (Foodservice, Vending
and Cafes). In 2008 sales exceeded USD 1.6 billion.
President of The Overseas Women's Club in Bangalore, Maureen Kerleau is French and quite in love with Bangalore. She was active in organising events at the Bangalore International Wine Festival, and that's where we met for a chat:
Maureen has over a decade's work behind her in the wine industry in Europe and India. She would love to settle in India permanently, if possible, she shared. She observes that the majority of wine-drinkers in Bangalore are women.
The Overseas Women’s Club wine appreciation club at Bangalore gives women a space all their own to explore the world of wine. Maureen noticed the rise in women wine-lovers in the city and took the initiative to arrange for an exclusive platform for them to enjoy and know their wines. With 900 plus members and regular events which find more than 50 women gathering over great food and wine, Maureen is steering the club's activities to educate more and more women about wine, food pairings, and fully appreciate all aspects related with the elegant drink. The idea has been to explore the local wines, Indian wines that is to say, and move up to fine imported wines.
Maureen's contribution to the Indian wine industry began over repeated visits while representing some French wineries. Other than being president of the Overseas Women's Wine Club, she is a consultant with the French Wine and Food Promotion Board, and a judge at India Wine Challenge.
Promoting wine in all the ways she can...
Wine promotion events are the love of her life. The seminar that I attended as a speaker at Bangalore International Festival was just a snapshot of Maureen's organisation skill and drive. It was great to know that she has organised road show promotions for UB's Four Season wines, Sula and some imported wines too. She is regularly engaged in wine appreciation and training events for the hospitality industry.
Woman to Women
The women's time out at her wine club is certainly close to her heart. What better than unwinding with a glass of wine and great food....
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