Category Archives: India

India’s Home Grown Future Grand Crus?

With all the talk about the Indian government possibly reducing the import duty levied on European wine I thought it would be a good time to take a look at Indian wines and what this might mean for the domestic … Continue reading

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The Fashion for Les Vins Retour des Indes: Cos d’Estournel, Lafite, Pontet Canet and Chasse Spleen

Chateau Larrivet Haut Brion’s experiment concerning ageing wine under the sea reminded me of the fashionable Les Vins Retour des Indes that were all the rage from the mid/late 1800s right up to the First World War. The craze was … Continue reading

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Could India Become the New Hong Kong For Wine?

The Telegraph has news of an interesting development concerning the new FTA (trade deal) between the EU and India which could lead to India finally being opened up to the wine investment market, with a consequent leap in demand. Written … Continue reading

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India and Wine – New Developments

Just-Drinks reported recently on the fact that India may lower wine tariffs as part of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the EU that is expected to be finalised this February. Customs duties on wine imported into India are roughly … Continue reading

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India’s Wine Industry Stalls

I read an article by Jason Overdorf in the Global Post: India’s wine boom going bust? which surprised me given the news that Indian wine was breaking into the UK market with Waitrose becoming the first UK supermarket to stock … Continue reading

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Make Way China, Is India to be the Next Big Wine Producer?

Robert Beynat, chief executive of Vinexpo has made a good point: “We have to stop talking about wines from the New World. They are no longer part of the New World [Argentina, Chile, South Africa]. After 30 years, one isn’t … Continue reading

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India and Wine

The Times of India are reporting that wine consumption has witnessed a steep increase of at least 35 – 45% in the local market. Apparently the wider availability of both old and new international brands in city stores has provided … Continue reading

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