WHAT ARE THE INDIA WINE AWARDS?

 

In its third edition, the India Wine Awards are the country’s apex wine competition, built on the four pillars of integrity, authenticity, credibility and relevance.

 

Powered by Sonal Holland, India’s first and only Master of Wine, the IWA 2019 is committed to develop India’s wine industry,  ranking the best of Indian and imported wines available in the country. The IWA showcases the depth and versatility of Indian wines to the globe, while offering a platform for international labels to reach out to the domestic market.

The competition results offer Indian consumers the ultimate guide to purchasing wine and winning brands an enviable advantage in the marketplace.

The winning wines are showcased through retail, consumer events and media as well as to key industry professionals at the wine event of the year – our annual IWA Banquet, the most prestigious awards in the industry.

ABOUT

Sonal Holland

India’s Only
Master of Wine

Sonal Holland created history in 2016 by being named the world’s first ‘Master of Wine’ from India. Master of Wine is the world’s most prestigious title and the highest academic achievement in wines, with a present count of only 384 Masters of Wine across 30 countries.

As India’s first and only Master of Wine, Sonal Holland is the quintessential wine voice of the country and has shattered the glass ceiling in India’s Alcobev industry by being a role model for women. Sonal has been working tirelessly towards creating excellence.

 

Her ground-breaking initiatives include The Sonal Holland Wine Academy, in association with the London based WSET, which has completed a decade-long innings in providing world-class wine education to luxury hotels and the trade.

 

She launched the consumer-based The SoHo Wine Club, an enthusiasts-only club that encourages the appreciation of wine through invigorating activities and events.

 

Sonal Holland MW conceptualized the research report on the urban Indian wine drinker – India Wine Insider, in partnership with the world’s leading consumer research company, Wine Intelligence, which helps stakeholders develop a deeper insight in the industry. 

 

And finally, to showcase excellence in the industry, she conceived The India Wine Awards as independent, authoritative and transparent awards that recognise meritorious wines and enable informed consumer choices.

 

Sonal Holland MW is committed to using every opportunity to share her understanding of wine with others and has influenced a huge number of people towards enjoying the drink, responsibly and in moderation.

 

She has been listed among the Top 50 Most Powerful Women and Top 100 Most Influential People in Indian Luxury and has won numerous awards in her incredible journey of becoming ‘one in a billion’.