Searching For Napa in Nashik

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The fledgling wine industry in India would like to welcome you to its heartland, Nashik.  Does it have the potential to outstrip wine tourism heavyweights like California, Australia, and South Africa?  Deep in the country’s impressive vineyards, I get drunk on Indian Chenin Blanc – and a little bit of bad whiskey – to find out.

By Gaar Adams | Beacon | December 7, 2013beacon

NASHIK, India—Late last month, LVMH—the French luxury conglomerate responsible for Louis Vuitton, Fendi, and Bulgari—threw a major, booze-soaked high fashion event. But instead of the customary champagne-filled soiree in a European castle, LVMH gathered Bollywood’s best to celebrate their subsidiary, famed champagne house Moët & Chandon, in a lavish Mumbai hotel. The unusual occasion—a launch party for their foray into the fledgling world of Indian wine…

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