With a growing taste for wine, India’s elite offers a tantalising prospect for producers in the West, yet tax remains a huge issue.
Vijay Mallya has been re-elected chairman of United Spirits despite being declared a “wilful defaulter” last month.
An Indian single malt scooped top prize at the Whiskies of the World Awards, a new initiative launched by a US subsidiary of the IWSC.
Diageo has opened one more “Johnnie Walker House” in China, as well as two new travel retail “theatres” in Taiwan and India.
Protests by bar owners and hoteliers have promoted India’s Kerala state to temporarily halt plans to introduce total prohibition.
Three independent directors have quit United Spirits’ board days after Diageo launched an investigation into the company’s finances.
The entire stock of Indian wine sold out at the Vino Ljubljana 2014 International Wine Fair in Slovenia this week – a strong debut for the region’s winemakers.
Kerala’s high court has approved plans for a total prohibition on alcohol in the south Indian state forcing the immediate closure of 730 bars.
Billionaire chairman of United Spirits, Vijay Mallya, has been declared a “wilful defaulter”, calling his position as chairman of the company into question.
The Southern Indian state has called for the closure of hundreds of bars in a major step towards prohibition.
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