Kewadkar, a chemical engineer by qualification, was always passionate
about wine and the process of wine making, since his graduation days.
“I’ve always said that my passion is my profession, and my profession is
my passion. By entering the wine industry, I wanted to do something
path-breaking,” he adds, humbly. Path-breaking indeed, Kewadkar holds
the honour of having shaped the Indian commercial wine industry into
what it is today.
“One can just drink wine, the knowledge and education about the
drink will follow in course of time,” he opines. “The UB group has also
introduced a group of trainers. These set of people will go to any place
required and take the laymen through the process of wine making, wine
information and wine appreciation,” explains Kewadkar, as he sips on the
drink in question.
“We should promote responsible drinking, because prohibition will
not stop the public from drinking. Plus, when consumed in moderation,
wine is beneficial to health. The resveratrol present in red wine
reduces cholestrol levels in blood,” says the wine-man, continuing, “I
believe that Hyderabad has the same potential as Bengaluru, to be a
wine-consuming city. All it needs is a wine-friendly policy. The
government should realise that it is an agro-based industry, which will
directly benefit the farmers.”
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