Devati Mallick from The Oberoi Bengaluru won the 11th Indian Sommelier Championship while Gaurav Dixit from The Leela Mumbai and Sudhakar Singh from Bo-Tai New Delhi finished as first and second runners-up respectively.
In the Indian wine milieu, the year 2014 clearly belonged to the Austrians. With the last of their trilogy of wine events completing in November, the Austrians through well planned presentations showcased their wines for the Indian palate to explore them
Choosing the top sommelier from a country as large as a continent is not an easy job. It entails sifting through reams of applications, shortlisting the eligible candidates, orienting them towards the championship and conducting the acid test itself. Recently,
Austria is one of the countries privileged to be situated in the ideal wine making latitudinal band of 30-50 degrees. No wonder then, that the country has been known to cultivate vines since as long back as the Celtic era