Marks and Spencer unveils its first Indian wine
Posted on May 23 2014 | IANS
New Delhi, May 23 : British retailer Marks and Spencer has collaborated with India's wine producer Sula Vineyards for a new offering, Jewel of Nasik.
Jewel of Nasik has three variants - Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel Rose and Tempranillo Shiraz - available in 250 stores across Britain.
"We are thrilled to be the first Indian wine to feature in the selection of the world renowned retailer Marks and Spencer," Rajeev Samant, founder and CEO, Sula Vineyards, said in a statement.
Emma Dawson, Marks and Spencer's wine buyer, is also excited about offering customers the brand's first Indian wines.
"They are all from the Nasik region north east of Mumbai, a region with 600 meters altitude, historically known for table grapes but which provides good climatic conditions for viticulture to make wine too," she said.
She also said that the wines are suitable to drink as an aperitif or in styles that match well with Indian food.