Bi-Weekly Update: Maharastra government agrees to withdraw 100% duty on bulk transfer of wines, Emirates splash out 500 million and more

Maharashtra government has agreed to withdraw its notification imposing 100% excise on bulk transfer of wine

Maharashtra government has agreed to withdraw its notification imposing 100% excise on bulk transfer of wine. Late last year, the state government imposed a 100% excise duty on bulk transfer of wines which would have prevented large wineries to source from small players. Reportedly Sula Vineyards, the largest Indian winemaker sources from at-least 8 small wineries to meet it requirements. Read more on Financial Express Image Credit: Chirag Desai | Flickr (cc by 2.0)

Emirates splash out US$500 million on its fine wine programme.

Emirates splash out US$500 million on its fine wine programme. In a press release, the airline said that its fine wine programme already holds 1.2 million bottles and some of them would be ready only by 2020. The press release added that the fine wine programme employs a dynamic strategy to secure the best vintages buying en primeur. Image: Roderick Eime | Flickr (cc by 2.0)

Parker pulls out of En Primeur

Parker pulls out of En Primeur. Robert Parker announced on his eRobertParker bulletin board that he is handing over the reins to Wine Advocate team member Neal Martin and Neal will be reviewing the 2014 en primeur releases from Bordeaux. However, he plans to review the newly bottled 2012 vintage wines and produce a comprehensive 10-year retrospective on the incredible 2005 Bordeaux vintage. Image Credit: Robert McIntosh | Flickr (cc by 2.0)

Sauvignon Blanc is the most popular wine in Britain

Sauvignon Blanc is the most popular wine in almost every British town, city and county, finds a survey by Laithwaite's Wines. Check out an interesting perspective on Britain's consumer behaviour here on Laithwaite's blog Image Credit: @agentcikay | Flickr (cc by 2.0)

 

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