Aspri Spirits, a leading player in the international wines and spirits business in India, hosted a Zonin Black Straw Party with the 7th Generation Owner of ZONIN 1821, Mr. Francesco Zonin.
Zonin1821 is one of the most respected wine companies in Italy and also in the world of wines. The company today has over 2,000 hectares, under vine cultivation, supervised by a team of 32 oenologists and agronomists. These make up 9 Estates situated in Italy’s 7 finest wine regions, as well as vine yards located in Barbourville in Virginia USA. The Zonin family has been making wine since 1821 and currently operates Italy's largest privately owned vineyard and winemaking complex.
The evening saw the who’s who from the glamour and hospitality industry indulging in cocktails created using the iconic Zonin Prosecco. Mr. Francesco Zonin shared his life journey of being a part of a fine wine brand, Zonin with the patrons.
The privileged guests present at the party were seen enjoying the Piccolo, Zonin Pinot Grigio, Zonin Soave, Masseria Altemura Apulo Rosso Salento IGT and Zonin Amarone Valpolicella. The highlight of the evening was Zonin Piccolo, the 200ml Prosecco bottles which people were seen enjoying with a Black Straw.
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LOUIS XIII, the luxury cognac brand has pioneered their first experience centre in the world, at the luxurious SKP mall in Beijing. Two complementary spaces a Salon and a Boutique with the LOUIS XIII Salon serving as a gateway into the boutique.
RDAI’s design concept for the boutique reveals the notion of concentration and invites clients on a
passage through time. It starts with the Grande Champagne terroir, the nucleus of the Cognac region
that produces the eaux-de-vie that will mature into LOUIS XIII, to create an intense wave of aromas
and flavours. From the chalky soil to the vine, the hand of the cellar master and the ancient oak casks, the singularity of LOUIS XIII is expressed in each material and facet. The closer you come to the heart of
the boutique, the more luxurious the environment gets culminating in a private Eternity Room, reserved
for previews of exclusive limited editions and intimate conversations with visiting luminaries from all
corners of the world.
The LOUIS XIII Boutique exposes a skilful mix of luxury and elegance, design, digital technology and customised lighting, therefore appealing to all senses. It showcases materials and colours that tell the LOUIS XIII story – limestone evoking the precious chalky terroir, copper recalling the eaux-de-vie stills, oak invoking the ancient casks, glass and crystal for the decanters.
The space invites clients to take time out to savour and discover this iconic cognac. Among the LOUIS XIII offer that clients can experience will be tasting opportunities and food pairings as well as special editions and unique LOUIS XIII products sold exclusively at the Beijing SKP LOUIS XIII boutique.
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Sula Vineyards and its import arm Sula Selections with world renowned producers from around the world hosted a industry pioneering 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 for a day long tasting, socializing and musical soiree 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.
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.
Representing their brands 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 and Matias Gerardo Amstutz, Corporate Business Manager India, Middle East and Oceania, from Trapiche.
More power to you , Rajeev Samant!
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