25th November 2016, Bangalore - Sula Vineyards, India’s #1 wine company, receives yet another accolade as their Shiraz is the only wine produced in Asia to be featured on the Top 100 list of ‘Best Buys’ by world renowned magazine, Wine Enthusiast.
For wines to qualify for the ‘Best Buy’ category, wines needs to meet two important criteria’s: price bracket equal to or less than US $15 and a certain quality – to – price ratio. The magazine’s expert tasting panel reviewed more than 21,000 wines this year, out of which, 1,400 were awarded the title of ‘Best Buys’. The judges further narrowed this list down to an elite list of the top 100 ‘Best Buys’.
The Sula Shiraz 2015 ranked 37th on the list with 90 POINTS and is described by Mike DeSimone of Wine Enthusiast as “A bouquet of blueberry, brambles and flint”.
This is a milestone for the Indian wine industry.
In response of this international recognition, Cecilia Oldne – VP Marketing and Global Brand Ambassador at Sula Vineyards says, “This is a proud moment for us and also a testimony to the hard work our viticulture and winemaking teams have invested over the years. Our Shiraz is gaining popularity around the world and is one of the drivers in putting India on the world wine map.”
Wine Enthusiast is a renowned trade publication that showcases the latest news and developments in the alco – bev industry along with lifestyle topics associated with wines & spirits such as entertainment, travel, wine tourism, restaurants and notable sommeliers. Wine Enthusiast’s reviews and ratings are highly regarded in the alco – bev industry. Published 14 times a year, with a readership of 800,000 consumers worldwide, the magazine reviews hundreds of wines each month.
The Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 Best Buys for 2016 is published in the November 2016 edition of the magazine.
About Sula Vineyards:
Sula Vineyards is by far India’s first choice in wine. Their award-winning wines are available nationwide at the finest hotels and restaurants, and are also exported throughout the world. Sula is on track to sell a million cases of wine in 2016.
Sula is also a pioneer in India’s wine tourism opening the country’s first winery Tasting Room in 2005 and first vineyard resort, Beyond by Sula, in 2007. With over 230,000 visitors last year, Sula is one of the most visited wineries in the world and the #1 spot where Indians first taste wine.
Sula Vineyards recently won the prestigious Drinks Business Award 2016 for the ‘Best Contribution to Wine and Spirits Tourism’! This is the first time an Indian company has won a Drinks Business Award.
Firmly committed to remaining at the forefront of Indian wines, Sula continues to experiment with new varietals, engage in sustainable agriculture and support the local rural economy. Sula is well on its way to becoming one of the world’s most sustainable wine producers.
In addition, the company is also a leading wine and spirits importer, with Sula Selections, a portfolio of prestigious brands like Remy Cointreau, Hardys, Cono Sur and Asahi. For information on the entire Sula brand portfolio, visit www.sulavineyards.com