Indian wines promoted at Italian wine show
Posted on Apr 07 2014 | IANS
Verona (Italy), April 7 : Indivine, the export label of IFratelli Wines, an Indo-Italian collaboration, produced at Solapur in Maharashtra, and Sula wines from India are being showcased for the first time at the Vininternational Hall at Vinitaly 2014, the world's largest wine fair, being held here April 6-9.
Wines and spirits from France and Australia, South Africa and New Zealand, as well as the Ukraine, Slovenia, Russia, Azerbaijan, Argentina, Chile, Spain, Kosovo and Colombia are showcased at the new event named Vininternational - International Wine Production.
Vininternational is designed to ensure impact and prominence to foreign exhibitors attending the show in Verona, a press release from the organisers said. The show represents the rest of the wine-making world from the old and the new "worlds", with attendance by many countries taking part in an international event for the
This is the case of India, with wines by a company set up thanks to the passionate encounter between Indian producers and a Tuscan wine-maker. Indian Consul General Manish Prabhat encouraged the Indian participation and attended the opening on Sunday.
French champagne is the absolute protagonist, yet there are also high expectations for wines from other countries precisely because they are not so well known.
The programme opened Sunday with Azerbaijan and three Chateaux, while Monday was hallmarked by Champagne, Vintaly organisers said. Champagne also takes the stage
on Tuesday, followed by wines from New Zealand, Spain with Andalusia Sherry, and South Africa.
Taking part in these wine tastings is free subject to availability of places.