Sula Vineyards and its import arm Sula Selections with world renowned producers from around the world hosted a first of its kind event at Sofitel Mumbai BKC with 40 different wines and 20 spirits – all under one roof!
Leading wine and spirit producers from different corners of the world joined hands with Sula at what was a successful day-long event at Sofitel Mumbai BKC. The event extended to its guests the opportunity to sample wines, whisky, liquor, tequila, brandy and more – and also meet the people behind the brands.
The hotel saw people from different industries, diplomats, industry leaders and even socialites coming over to learn more about the world of wines and spirits.
In a bid to provide consumers with a global experience never seen in India before, Sula kicked-off its three-city tour – The Sula Selections ‘Globe in a Glass’ Roadshow 2016, this year with Delhi on October 3rd, followed by Bangalore on October 5th and Mumbai yesterday, October 7th.
Wine and spirits showcased were Mud House from New Zealand, Hardys Australia, Trapiche Argentina, Cono Sur Chile, Kumala South Africa, Antica Sambuca, Remy Martin Cognac, Piper-Heidsieck Champagne, Ruffino Italy, Cointreau France, Don Alejandro Tequila Mexico, Drambuie France, Mount Gay Rum Barbados, St Remy Brandy, Volare Italy, Pitu Cachaca Brazil, Bouchard Aine & Fils France, William Grant & Sons (Hendrick’s Gin, Grant’s, Glenfiddich, Monkey Shoulder) and Le Grand Noir France.
The exhibition also called upon eminent spokespeople from the respective brands to provide those who attended the event with an opportunity to meet and greet with prominent wine commentators and educators and help them understand taste, flavours and more! Distinguished names from the industry were – Robert Joseph, celebrated Wine Connoisseur and Winemaker of Le Grand Noir, an award-winning French wine; Nick Pringle, Commercial Director, Accolade Wines; Emma Hammonds, Regional Director, Asia, Constellation Brands; Ann-Marie Battista, Regional Manager, AMESCA, Accolade Wines for Hardys; Nick Rees, Marketing Manager, Remy Cointreau; Vitoria Cavalcanti, Third Generation Owner, Pitú; Jon Tracey, Export Manager, Boisset UK/Ireland, Bouchard Aine & Fils; Matias Gerardo Amstutz, Corporate Business Manager India, Middle East and Oceania, Trapiche were all present at the roadshow event.
Speaking on the occasion, Cecilia Oldne, VP – Marketing & Global Brand Ambassador at Sula Vineyards, said “This tour was put together for our valued customers! Bringing wines and spirits produced or imported by Sula, and the people behind the brands all under one roof. Sula is today not only the leading wine
producer in India but also one of the top wine and spirits importers. This was a great opportunity for Sula, suppliers and customers to engage.”
Guests were also seen attending master-classes on wine and spirits and indulging in some mouthwatering food and enjoying some soulful, melodious and earthy Jazz grooves by TSM Jazz Ensemble. The band comprises of immensely talented individuals, Nitish Sonawane – a keyboardist prodigy who has learnt from the very best, Zubin Balaporia (Indus Creed’s keyboard player), Geet Gupta – an extremely talented Bass Guitarist and Ryan Sequeira – an exceptionally talented up and coming drummer who has been mentored by drumming veteran Aron Nyrio and is currently playing gigs around the city. The trio lit up the environment at Artisan with music that lent the perfect ambience to the wine and spirits evening.