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Moet-Hennessy announces locally-produced sparkling for India | decanter.com

Moet-Hennessy announces locally-produced sparkling for India | decanter.com | Wine in the World | Scoop.it
Moet-Hennessy has unveiled plans to release a domestic sparkling wine in India, after investing in the Nashik region north-east of Mumbai.
David Swaddle's insight:

Moet from India? It's interesting to read that the driving force is price, rather than anything else.

 

At £71 for a local NV Champagne, it's hardly surprising that they're looking to celebrate with something a bit cheaper. However, it's going to be interesting to see if this is the answer.

 

Quite how they expect to grow any decent grapes in Nashik I have no idea. It doesn't get below 20 degrees at night for four months of the year, so you'd definitely have to call in a hot climate. Most wine regions lie between 28-50 degrees from the equator. This is at 20 degrees and only 600m above sea level.

 

I can't wait to taste it!

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India's wine dreams evaporate

India's wine dreams evaporate | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

It seems that the Indian wine market has simply failed to take off.

 

Predicted by some as the next boom country, India's wine market seems to be falling a bit flat. Many growers are ripping up their vines and winery owners are suffering financial problems.

 

I love the stat that the average per-capita consumption of wine in India is two teaspoons per head. That's less than 0.02% of the average Frenchman's thirst.

 

Like local wines, foreign imports have hardly taken off either. Maybe it's simply that the food doesn't suite wine, so it's never going to take off??

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Novum takes on India's Fratelli Wines

If you're in the UK then you'll be pleased to hear that it's going to be a little bit easier to snag a bottle of Indian wine.

 

Importer Novum has taken on UK distribution of the Italian/Indian joint venture Fratelli Wines based in Akluj, Maharashtra.

 

Can sombody let me know what they taste like?

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