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Contents February-March 2011 ON THE GRAPEVINE

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4-17 NEWS, NOTES AND VIEWS

34 DONNAFUGATA STEPS UP TO THE TABLE

Bangalore booming; Wintage for investing in wine; introducing Margaret River; Marimar Torres in Mumbai; Steven Spurrier on wine and food pairing; newcomers in the Languedoc; Glaetzer and Heartland wines now in India

Donnafugata wines are among the pioneers of a new wave of Sicilian table wines. Rosemary George, MW, describes the wonderful diversity of Sicily that the wines represent

COLUMNS

18 TWIN PEAK VINTAGES Jancis Robinson discusses the factors that can affect the reputation of a vintage and influence its price

20 SUSTENANCE PLUS JOB SATISFACTION Raghu Bahadur sets himself up with an alternative holiday occupation

22 A TASTE OF THE BEST WINES IN INDIA Steven Spurrier on his favourite picks from the Sommelier India and Wine Society of India Gala Wine Tasting in November 2010 Cover image: Courtesy The Oberoi New Delhi

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25 COOKING GOOSE THE CHINESE WAY Ch’ng Poh Tiong on goose and two great Chinese cuisines that approach the fowl rather differently

FEATURES

28 HERE COME THE BORDEAUX AMAZONS Five Women. Five vineyards. And a common passion for wine. The Bordeaux Amazons are making their own mark in France’s iconic Bordeaux region, discovers Ruma Singh

38 CRACROFT CHASE PHOTO FEATURE A year in the life of Cracroft Chase Vineyard. By Wilma Laryn

70 VERSATILE VODKA Brinda Gill samples some of the wild and whacky vodka infusions created by Shailendra Kekade, executive chef of Stone Water Grill and Le Kebabiere in Pune

SPECIAL SECTION: RESTAURANTS

45 TOP 20 IN 2010

From local fare to international cuisine, Sommelier India Wine Magazine lists its favourite restaurants for wine lovers

49 BYO WINE DEBUTS IN LONDON Carol Wright meets the founders of an online BYO wine club which is fuelling a growing trend

52 DO RESTAURANTS IN FRANCE SERVE GOOD WINE? If you thought all restaurants in France were wine friendly, you are in for a surprise, writes David Cobbold

46 59 RESTAURANTS THAT LOVE WINE Annies Wine Bar, New Zealand; La Terrazza, Pune, Wine on the Beach and Magical Monsoon, Delhi

64 A WINE LIST FOR ALL SEASONS Reva K Singh talks shop with the Director of Beverages, Jean, Marc A Vettesi, at Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai

66 WINE SERVICE AND HANDLING Lindsay Groves offers step by step, practical advice on the proper procedure for serving wine

REGULARS/DEPARTMENTS

68 WINE CLINIC

With our wine expert, Dr Ariff Jamal

69 CHEF’S TABLE In the first of a new series, Ritu Dalmia whets our appetite with a versatile dish of noodles that is both easy to cook and appetizing

56 WINE DINNERS AT DANIEL

72 PHOTO FINISH

Wine dinners are a popular way to revitalize restaurants says Marisa D’Vari

Snapshots from Sommelier India’s photo album

Publisher, editor and owner: Reva K Singh. Co-publisher Shiv B Singh. Copy editor: Bunny Suraiya. Executive Assistant: Aienla Ozukum. Creative Director: Peali Dutta Gupta. Design: Shamik Kundu. Layout artist: TMJ. Printed at EIH Ltd. 7, Sham Nath Marg, Delhi - 110054. Sommelier India is a trade bi-monthly privately produced by CMI, Consolidated Media Int, C-320, Defence Colony, New Delhi - 110 024, India. Tel: +91 11 2433 1013. E-mail: info@indianwinemagazine.com. Web: www.sommelierindia.com. For restricted circulation only. The views expressed in this publication are the writers’ own and not necessarily those of the publishers. Subscription price: `1300 for two years and `1500 for three years; international $56 for two years and $82 for three years.


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