No. 709: : August 20, 2016

Assistant Editor : Natasha Vohra

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Another Wine Fest by Karnataka Wine Board
Aug 20: The Karnataka State Wine Board who seems to be setting a record and a benchmark for organising wine festivals in Karnataka is organising another three-day wine fest at the premises of Horticulture Producers’ Cooperative Marketing and Processing Society(HOPCOMS) Limited in Vinobha Nagar, in Bangalore from August 19-21. The Shivamogga Wine Fest-2016 has been organised ostensibly to provide platform for an interaction between grape growers, wine producers and consumers. According to T. Somu, managing director of the Karnataka wine

delWine Excellence Awards to go National
Aug 12: Within days of announcing the first-ever wine awards of their kind in Delhi-NCR, the organisers of the delWine Excellence Awards -- Indian Wine Academy President Subhash Arora and Sourish Bhattacharyya, have joined hands with the country's most qualified wine sommelier and beverage consultant, Sonal Holland to organise a similar event next in Mumbai where the India Wine Awards will also be instituted to rate the Indian wines, writes Sourish Bhattacharyya. The three together, at a media briefing at the Pullman New Delhi Aerocity yesterday announced

Bigger Bang for the Buck: Special Deal at ITC Maurya
Aug 20: Although ITC Maurya is not known for its reasonable wine prices, it has introduced a special price for a few select wines to tempt the novices to order a glass of wine or two with or without the meals, but logically with meal since they are offered in Ottimo and Tian Restaurant- and at the Poolside Ira Bar, writes Subhash Arora who was particularly impressed with the set of three food- paired wines at Rs. 1500 at Tian Asian Restaurant and feels the hotel should extend similar offer in other restaurants. Hardys Stamp of Australia Riesling Gewürztraminer and

Service Tax on Wines in Restaurants Confirmed by HC
Aug 16: The Delhi High Court has upheld the decision of the Central government imposing service tax on food and beverages including wine served in air-conditioned restaurants and hotels across the country, making the approximate 5% service tax being charged as legally kosher. The court’s reported decision was announced last Friday on the plea of Federation of Hotels and Restaurants Association of India (FHRAI) against the levy of this tax by taking the stand that the Parliament was not competent to legislate on this aspect. The federation FHRAI

Collective Punishment for violating Prohibition in Bihar
Aug 16: Although morally the administration may be correct in imposing collective fine on a village after repeated seizures of liquor from there or serving notices for confiscation of property to the hotels in Nalanda after seizure of liquor bottles from there, it is difficult to imagine the steps will stand the test in the court of law, even though cheap liquor and not wine is the subject of these confiscations since wine has not yet entered the alcohol lexicon of the State. The Nalanda district administration (one of the 38 districts) in Bihar has reportedly started the process of

Rising Price Graph of the Aussie Penfolds
Aug 20: Australian wines might be considered cheap by the world but the Treasury Wine Estates –owned Penfolds wines have been going up in prices regularly with some of them also selling in India, having gone up more than 4 times their price during the last 19 years, writes Subhash Arora who adds that the Bin 2 will be served as one of the 7 wines to be served at Dinner at Pullman Aerocity New Delhi on September 14 at the delWine Excellence Awards Nite. An Ad from a 1997 newspaper by a Sydney retailer and reported by the Business Insider shows Penfold

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