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The Complete Indian Wine Guide

posted Oct 22, 2010, 11:57 PM by Diana Rohini LaVigne

Title: The Complete Indian Wine Guide
Author: Dr. Aakash Singh Rathore
ISNB: 81-7436-434-X
Published By: The Lotus Collection by Roli Books (
Review By: Diana Rohini LaVigne, Indian Life & Style Magazine

Just a few years ago, no one would believe there was a market or need for such a book as The Complete Indian Wine Guide but the industry has ripen and the book is at the forefront of the emergence.

With award-winning wineries on a global scale, Indian wine has become a valuable commodity and a prized possession of recent years. Pairing Indian foods or other cuisines with Indian wines might seem daunting if it weren’t for this new addition of certified wine advisor and author, Dr. Aakash Singh Rathore.

The book starts with a basic introduction to wine and to wine tasting which might prove too elementary for the more experienced, however vital to those new to the pleasure. Chapters are broken down by wine regions and each wine has a full description and how it specifically appeals to your eye, nose, mouth and then an overview. The book is packed with information and tidbits that will prove to be interesting to non-drinkers and drinkers alike.

Even the appendix is informative with a pricing and overall evaluation chart of Indian wines. With so much information, it makes not only a wonderful festive gift for a friend but also a great conversation piece if left on a coffee table at your home or office. It’s comprehensive, easy-to-read and entertaining to learn.

The Complete Indian Wine Guide makes even a novice feel like a wine expert. A very worthwhile book for anyone interested in wine.