July 2010 - Posts
Press Release: 20 July 2010
Australian Food & Drink Suppliers approach the Indian Market in style As preparations for the International Food & Drink Expo India 2010 gather pace, another leading international Government Body has confirmed their support. Austrade, the Australian Government’s trade and investment development agency have announced their commitment to the show and the official endorsement of the Australian Pavilion.
Michael Carter, Trade Commissioner at the Australian High Commission in New Delhi says: “The Australian Trade Commission has participated at the International Food & Drink Expo India previously and is confident it provides the most effective opportunity for Australian food & Beverage companies to engage with the key decision makers in the Indian retail & hospitality sectors.
In food terms, the International Food & Drink Expo India is a restaurant which offers great service and choice. It also delivers an extensive menu of opportunities for food & beverage companies to select from to add value to their business prospects in India's burgeoning F&B sector.”
Trade buyers who attend the show can expect the Australian pavilion to showcase a broad spectrum of products and services including dairy products, seafood, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, ready-to-eat products, preserved foods and much more.
If you are an Australian supplier who would like to join the pavilion please contact:
Robbie O’Rourke: email@example.com If you are a trade buyer and would like to pre-register free to attend, please go to: www.indiafooddrinkexpo.com/visit
The show will take place 2 – 4 December, Pragati Maidain, New Delhi. For any further information please contact Lauren Morrey: firstname.lastname@example.org
July 11, 2010.
To, All Media Members, Dear All,
Annual General Meeting of All India Wine Producers Association held at the following venue to discuss the various problems and challenges faced by the Indian Wine Industry and to Elect the New Executive Committee.
Date: 10th July 2010
Venue: The Foodlink Court, T-Floor,
B Wing, International Convention Center,
Trade Tower, Senapati Bapat Road,
Pune, Maharashtra (INDIA)
Phone: 020 - 66239999 Mr. Dhanajay datar conducted the AGM preside by Mr. Shamrao Choughule the founder president of All India Wine Producers Association. The quorum of 90 representatives from all over India was present in the meeting. Mr. Choughule Expressed his opinion about the present size of the Indian wine Industry and the contribution of All India Wine Producers association for its nourishment. Also he counted the formation of Indian Grape Processing Board under the ministry of Food Processing Industries Govt. of India is a major milestone achievement of the association for welfare of the Indian Wine Industry.
Time: 3.00 to 6.00 pm
Mr. Shamraoji Chougule, the present President as well as founder member of all Indian Wine producers association who established this association in the year 1996. At that time there were only one or two grape processing units were in working, with consistent efforts to promote this agree base value added industry which having great scope to generate skilled or unskilled employment and to earn foreign revenue. By promotion of this Industry the Grape Growers community will get the assure market for their grapes produced. All over world there is 99% grapes are cultivated for processing and 1% is used for eating purpose. In India there is reverse scenario of grape production in the year 1996. Mr. Choughule the pioneer of the Wine Industry has helped to flourish the Indian Wine Industry. Now it becomes 75 grape processing units all over the India and wine grape plantation is increased to 9000 acres.
AGENDA: Mr. Choughule is holding the Chairmanship of Indian Grape Processing Board, formed by Food Processing Industry Govt. of India one year ago.
1: So Mr. Choughule intends to retire and the need has arise to elect the new Executive Committee
of the members.
b) Vice Presidents for 4 Regions, i.e. Maharashtra Nashik, Pune, Sangli - Satara &
Osmanabad - Latur, Karnataka, Andra, rest of India etc.
c) Treasurers - 2 nos.
d) General Secretaries - 2 nos. By the unanimous decision following Executive committee has been elected: President: Mr. Jagdish Holkar – Chairman of Flamingo Wines Compnay Pvt. Ltd. Vinchur, Nashik, Maharashtra Mob. No. 09850044755 Vice President:
1: Nashik Region: Mr. Mahendra Bhamare – Chairman Prathmesh Wines
2: Sangli Solapur Region: Mr. Jagannath Mhaske – Chairman Nima Winery, Sangli.
3: Pune-Baramati Region: Mr. D. D. Tupe – Director Associate Winery Baramati
4: Karnataka region: Mr. Kapil Grover – Grover Vineyards, Banglore.
1: Mr. Rajesh Jadhav - Director Rajdheer Wines Pvt. Ltd. Nashik Mob. No. 09422271528
2: Mr. Prashant Sankpal – Managing Director- Roitza Wines Sangli
1: Mr. Hambirrao Phadtare – Chairman Mountain View Winery Nashik
2: Mr. D. S. Pradhan – VP Indage Vintners Ltd.
2. To discuss the proposal of the Wine Cluster proposed in Nashik District in collaboration with
MIDC, IGPB, Indo-Italian Chambers of Commerce and to constitute SPV. Mr. Anirudhha Kadam from MITCON and Dr. Jaideep Kale from MIDC have explained the detail process of wine cluster formation. It is proposed that the wine cluster will be coming to Nashik and it will help to all small wine producers which is large in nos.
3. Discuss on financial support from the Government for the survival of industry and grape
Growers. To take review on restructuring on existing bank loan. The Elected President Mr. Jagdish Holkar in his vision addressed following concerns and the challenges are to be faced by Indian Wine industry listed below:
· Appeal for the Govt. Support to come out from financial crises for the survival of the industry.
- Present Situation of the Indian wine sector
- Needed to find out Root causes of the situation
- Marketing challenges
- Proposed short term and Long term Solutions
4. Discussion on court case of Excise Duty and Demand Notice, Excise Self Removing system and
Marketing constraints. The Aurangabad Bench High court has given the judgment to recover the Excise Duty from wine producers. Now we can appeal to commissioner of state excise Mumbai individually to cancel the demand Notice. Since no excise duty has been collected. Following eminent personalities were present in the meeting: 1: Mr. Abhay Kewadkar, Director, Four Season Wines of UB group2: Mr. Pradeep Pachpatil, VP, Sula Wines 3: Mr. Nitin Desai, Chairman of VINSURA wines4: Mr. Yatin Patil, Chairman VINTAGE Wines5: Mr. Shivaji Aher, Chairman, Renaissance wines6: Mr. Rajesh Borse, Director, Sahyadri wines7: Mr. Ankush Mittal, Director Mittal Wines, New Delhi8: Mr. Rugu, Chairman, Cumban Valley, Tamilnadu 9: Mr. Pralhad Parvaticar, Head Charosa Wines Ltd. (HCC Group Mumbai)10.Mr. Sadashiv Nathe, Secretory Nashik,Valley Wine Asscociation11:Mr. Jeevanrao Gore, Usmanabad12: Mrs. Ashwini Awate, Cochin, Kerala.
Introduced by Chairman of John Distilleries Ltd, Mr. Paul P. John, in the presence of Chief Winemaker Lucio Matricardi, Rosa Rossa (Zinfandel Rosé wine) and Bellissima (Late Harvest Muscat Dessert Wine) are the new offering from JDL
Mumbai, 8th July 2010: Big Banyan, premium wines from JDL, today announced the launch of two premium wines under the Big Banyan brand. Rosa Rossa (Meaning “Pink Rose” in Italian) (Zinfandel Rosé wine) and Bellissima (Meaning “Beautiful” in Italian) (Late Harvest Muscat Dessert Wine) were launched by the Chairman Mr. Paul. P. John in the presence of Chief Winemaker, Mr. Lucio Matricardi. These wines have been painstakingly crafted to suit the ever evolving taste of Indian wine consumers that seek an international style of wine and packaging.
According to Mr. Paul John, Chairman, John Distilleries Ltd, “John Distilleries Ltd. is proud to expand the Big Banyan brand through these new varieties. Today’s well travelled Indian consumer is forever willing to experiment different palates and we are passionate about providing our patrons an exhaustive range to select from. Our premium wines are created after a lot of in-depth research and we are confident of offering a variant suitable for any food pairing. It is our constant endeavour to introduce the most exquisite wines to the discerning Indian wine lover.”
Furthermore, Big Banyan Wines will soon be launching, Big Banyan Shiraz Reserve, Vintage 2008, the grapes for which have been selected by Master Winemaker, Lucio Matricardi, conferring to stringent standards & have undergone the transformation from grape to the nectar of a wine. This wine has been aged in oak barrels for a minimum of one year.
Said Chief Winemaker Lucio Matricardi, “I am delighted by the opportunity to make Big Banyan wines. Mr. Paul John and I have had detailed discussions and decided that we will develop wines giving immense respect to what best grape varietals can be grown in India with the help of world class viticulture practices that we can bring. We respect the evolution of the Indian wine consumer and aim to give her a world class wine – one which will remain Indian at heart. In my various interactions with consumers here I am extremely satisfied by the welcome and response we have received.” With the latest introduction of a Rose and Bellissima dessert wine (which is the first dessert wine in India to be made from the Muscat grape), the company will now have 7 single varietals wine; 2 whites (Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc), a rose (Rosa Rossa), 3 reds (Zinfandel, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon) and a dessert (Bellissima Late Harvest Muscat).
Since its launch in 2007, Big Banyan has been doing intensive research to produce the finest quality of wine and the company today boasts of an impressive array of the most premium wines available for its consumers. Big Banyan wines believe in the philosophy that a great wine can be made only with great grapes and to lay foundation for best viticulture practices, Big Banyan has, on the expert panel, Signor Luca Toninato, an acclaimed viticulturist, also associated with the University of Milan. The grapes are now primarily sourced from choicest, rigorously tested vineyards of the company in Ramnagaram.
Big Banyan Wines has a state of the art winery in Goa with an existing 2 lakh litre capacity (22,200 X 9 litre cases) with specialised Italian equipments (crushers, press, pumps, bottling lines) and multi purpose tanks. Manufacturing in Karnataka is expected to begin by 2011 whereas plans are also afoot to explore presence in various markets in North, North East and Maharashtra in line with other brands of JDL. The company understands that government policies and levies at various state levels are in a fluid state and is confident of the role that policy makers will play in the positive development for the wine industry and hence will strategize on expansion based on the same. The company is also exploring presence at various price points and premium value propositions to be able to offer a wider range to its consumers.
About Big Banyan Wines: Big Banyan wines get their name from The Big Banyan Tree, also known as Dodda Haladhamara in Kannada, ar ancient tree near Bangalore, where the corporate headquarters of the group is located. The brand name and the logo symbolize a proud Indian company committed to offering international standard wine for the discerning Indian palate. Big Banyan wines are made with Italian technical collaboration on two fronts; Mr. Lucio Matricardi for wine making and enology (Master Wine maker and chief winemaker of Mezzacorona, one of the largest wineries in Italy) and Mr.Luca Toninato (Master Viticulturist and research associate in the viticulture department of the University of Milan)
About John Distilleries Limited: John Distilleries Limited was established in 1992 by Paul P. John as a company manufacturing Indian Made Foreign Liquor, is now the 14th largest liquor brand in the world. John Distilleries Limited has since grown to be the 5th largest liquor company in India in terms of volume. Within a decade the company has rapidly grown and spread across the South, West and North of India and is today one of India’s strongest and focused leaders in the IMFL industry. Today JDL has over 2000 people joining hands under its banner to make it one of the fastest growing Alcoholic Beverages Company in India. The company’s flagship brand, Original Choice, is amongst the leading brands in Southern India, rapidly gaining market share in other states. It is the third largest brand of Indian Whisky with 10 million cases annually. Having an already established distribution and sales network, backed by considerable expertise in the IMFL ecosystem, John Distilleries Limited in now on an aggressive growth path and is poised to make an entry into several new liquor categories catering to a more discerning consumer base.