Indian wines star in UK press20th November, 2012 by Andy Young
Jancis Robinson MW reveals which Indian wine recently topped a blind panel tasting organised by Sommelier India.
In the Financial Times Robinson featured the growing wine market that is India. Robinson said that the country’s taxation levels can make wine expensive, claiming that a bottle of Jacob’s Creek can cost around £20 off the shelf, and even more in a restaurant. But in spite of this cost attitudes towards wine in India are steadily changing and the wines from the country are also improving.
She said that just 10 years ago wine friends in India would be asked: “What is the point of wine? Whisky gets you drunk so much quicker.” But attitudes are changing and Robinson points to improvements in wine produced in India, and also reveals which Indian wine topped a recent tasting panel.
Meanwhile in The Times Jane MacQuitty looks to help her readers separate the good from the mediocre on supermarket shelves. But which wines did these two wine writers recommend? Click through this article to find out.