…and celebrating the winemaker! Sonal Holland’s recently commissioned survey, the Indian Wine Insider 2017, seeks to throw light on how far the urban Indian wine drinker has come. She is also chairing the India Wine Awards 2017 which rewards the best in class available in India today.
Sonal Holland officially became India’s first Master of Wine (MW) last year, and ever since, she has been on a mission.
Already headlining her own wine school, the Sonal Holland Wine Academy (an approved programme provider for the noted wine school, London’s Wine & Spirits Education Trust), she turned to conceptualizing a wine club in Mumbai, the SoHo Wine Club. This was aimed at curating wine-centric events and spreading the good wine word among consumers eager to know more. Soon came the Delhi focused delWine Excellence Awards where Holland teamed up with convenor of the Indian Wine Academy, Subhash Arora, and Sourish Bhattacharya, well-known food columnist and critic, to award the best names in Delhi’s food and wine scene in a glittering, mammoth awards ceremony at New Delhi’s Pullman Aerocity a few months ago. (more…)