Monday, November 20, 2017

Sula’s Grand Finale of Selections ‘Globe in a Glass’ Roadshow 2017 Concludes in Mumbai

The 2nd edition of Sula Selections ‘Globe in a Glass’ roadshow 2017 turned out to be a glitzy event where wine and spirits brands from around the world took center-stage at Sofitel, BKC in Mumbai. In an even grander format this year, the wine and spirit show also saw a debut of 8 new brands into India introduced by Sula Selections! The roadshow started in Goa, continued to Pune and the Grand Finale took place in Mumbai.

 The entire range under the Sula umbrella was up for tasting at the show - wines and spirits from Sula’s import arm - Sula Selections, the complete premium & elite range of Sula Vineyards’ wines and Sula’s premium homegrown brandy - Janus, J and also Eclipse whisky from its subsidiary Artisan Spirits. From Dindori to Tuscany, Chianti to Mendoza, Cognac to Barbados – all was served under one roof!

 Speaking about the event, Cecilia Oldne, VP Marketing & Global Brand Ambassador, Sula said, “What a fantastic Grand Finale of the roadshow! We returned to Mumbai in our 2nd edition for a reason – the response that we receive from the Mumbaikars never fails to impress! Cheers to our winemakers, master blenders, partners and ‘Globe in a Glass-goers’ for making this a tasteful success!”

At the day-long event, guests had the opportunity to sample wines, vodka, whisky, liqueur, tequila, cognac, brandy, beer and more – and also meet the people behind the brands. The brands included world renowned wines & spirits which Sula Selections imports, like new world wines- Trapiche (Argentina), Hardys (Australia), Mud House (New Zealand), Kumala (South Africa) and Cono Sur (Chile). The  old world wines comprising of Bouchard Aîné & Fils (France), Le Grand Noir (France), Castillo De Monseran (Spain), Bolla and Conti Serristori from the house of Gruppo Italiano Vini (Italy), Cap Royal from Compagnie Médocaine des Grands Crus (Bordeaux, France). 

The beer range was led by Japan’s no. 1 and international favourite - Asahi. Sula’s partner Rémy Cointreau, the French leading alcohol beverage company showcased Rémy Martin Cognac Fine Champagne (France), Cointreau - Orange Liqueur (France) and Mount Gay Rum (Barbados). Antica Sambuca and Volare from the house of Rossi d’Asiago (Italy) was another hit at the show. This year vodka lovers also had something extraordinary to enjoy – one of the world’s most premium vodkas – Beluga from Russia made its debut with Sula Selections at the roadshow! The event partnered with prestigious brands like Lucaris glassware, Heaven on Earth Wellness, Brookside Chocolate by Hershey’s and Fortune Gourmet cheese.

Sula Vineyards’ award winning wines including the new vintage of the Sula Riesling, Rasa Shiraz and the all-time favourite Brut Tropicale were up for tasting too. Sula’s Head Winemaker Karan Vasani with his team of winemakers gave consumers unique insights into the Sula range. Spirit brands from Sula’s subsidiary – Artisan Spirits were showcased too wherein guests tasted Janus, India’s first grape based brandy, learnt different methods of concocting cocktails with J and tried the recently launched whisky Eclipse - exclusively with Yogesh Mathur – the master blender himself!

That’s not all. Sula gave guests a unique opportunity to meet winemakers, master blenders, brand ambassadors, producers and other industry stalwarts all under one roof! 

Distinguished names from the industry included – Sula’s CEO Rajeev Samant, COO Nick Pringle and Global Brand Ambassador Cecilia Oldne, Olivier Medigue of Bouchard Aîné & Fils, Georges Haushalter of Compagnie Médocaine des Grands Crus, Maurizio Bertacchini of Gruppo Italiano Vini, Ann-Marie Battista of Accolade Wines, Robert Joseph of Le Grand Noir, Prarrthona Pal Chowdhury of Rémy Cointreau and Maxime Pulci of LOUIS XIII Cognac Grande Champagne, Yangdup Lama – Cointreau Brand Ambassador (India), Bruno Vanzan Global Brand Ambassador of Volare, Matias Amstutz of Trapiche and Nikolay Agapov & Stanislav Panfilov of Beluga.

Other distinguished personalities attending were Chef Kelvin Cheung with wife Andrea, Jean-Michel Cassé – COO Accor Group of Hotels, India and South Asia, Biswajit Chakraborty – GM of Sofitel Mumbai, Joe Eva – GM of Soho House Mumbai, Kabir and Parveen Bedi, Prahlad and Mitali Kakkar, Kintu and Karyna Bajaj, Dimi Lezinska, Bharti Singh with Harsh Limbachiyaa and Aparna Badlani amongst others.

Guests were also seen attending master-classes on wine and spirits. The show was a great mix of good wines, beers, spirits, food, music and people!

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