The taste for local wines in India is growing and could precipitate a “China moment” in the sub-continent thinks the country’s biggest winemaker.
The Syro-Malabar Catholic Church in Kerala has approached the state Excise Department asking to increase the capacity of the Church-owned mass wine production facility.
The chief winemaker and vice president of India’s largest winery, Sula Vineyards, Ajoy Shaw speaks to db about his life of no regrets, dislike of liars but love of Tintin.
A battle has erupted between Diageo and Vijay Mallya over his position as chairman of United Spirits, after a report has alleged past financial irregularities in the company’s accounts.
Lord Karan Bilimoria, the crossbench peer and founder of Cobra beer, has hit out at the two main UK political parties ahead of the country’s general election.
Pernod Ricard has become the latest drinks group to reflect a steadily resurgent Asian market and buoyant US dollar, as it reported 2% organic sales growth at the end of the third quarter.
Diageo has chosen the opening of the Indian Premier League cricket tournament to further distance itself from Vijay Mallya, the flamboyant entrepreneur from whom it bought control of United Spirits.
Pernod Ricard’s Indian subsidiary has extended its borrowing limit to Rs1,500 crore (£161.5 million), a sign that the group is keen to tackle rival Diageo’s current dominance of this market through United Spirits.
The director of an Indian distillery is being held in connection with the murders of two tax officers, local reports claim.
India’s leading luxury hotel group, the Taj, has launched a new fine wine collection to meet growing demand in the country.
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