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Conversation With IWBS – Aman Thadani – Fullarton Distilleries

A Henley Business graduate, Aman Thadani is currently the Director of Business Development at Fullarton Distilleries Pvt. Ltd. The 8-year long stint at the Goa-based facility began interestingly, when he was presented with an equally intimidating but exciting opportunity to a family-owned distillery at the age of 20, whilst recovering from an injury that abruptly halted his professional pursuit of

Priyanka Save Fruzzante

Conversations with IWBS ā€“ Priyanka SAVE – Fruzzante

Born in Bordi, Maharashtra, this mechanical engineer is knitting a new revolution in the Indian alcoholic beverages scenes. A passionate entrepreneur now, Priyanka, along with her spouse Nagesh Pai, Canadian fruit-winemaker Dominic Rivard, and her strong roots connecting Chikoo with nostalgia and the future, has introduced to the denizens of India – Fruzzante – a passionate #VocalForLocal brand making sparkling

Shamita Singha

Conversations with IWBS ā€“ Shamita Singha – Handpicked Wines

From being Femina Miss Earth, 2001, to being a supermodel, hosting her own shows, and campaigning against animal cruelty, and much more, Shamita has been a passionate ambassador of fine things. This turned her to wines and she took a dive, studying with the WSET, and there on to Burgundy, Bordeaux, Spain, and the Americas. Now, Shamita educates enthusiasts about

Shailendra Pai

Conversations with IWBS ā€“ Shailendra PAI, Vallonne Vineyards

Mr. Shailendra PAI is India’s first wine professional to become a vintner. As the Vice President of Champagne India, the first sparkling wine producing unit in the entire SE Asia, he was responsible for taking wine to various market of the world including UK, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, USA, Japan, Singapore etc. With four decades of experience in the wine business, he

Team Stranger and Sons

Conversations with IWBS – Rahul, Sakshi, Vidur – Team Stranger & Sons

The fun trio of Rahul, Sakshi and Vidur, familial connections aside, bring a diverse set of skills to the table. Together when they dreamt up a gin, we imagine the conversations were as heady as the product to come. Stranger & Sons is a proud homegrown gin. Today it is being poured in most major metros, having found wide acceptance

Shatbhi Basu

Conversations with IWBS – Shatbhi Basu, STIR Academy of Bartending

Shatbhi Basu passed out of IHM Mumbai in 1980 and did something unprecedented – she ventured to forge a career behind the bar. As India’s first woman bartender, the journey couldn’t have been easy but Shatbhi overcame each obstacle and established herself firmly in a space that had been an unquestioned male bastion since time immemorial in the country. She

Conversations with IWBS – Alex Sanchez, Chef-Owner, Americano, Mumbai

Alex Sanchez, an acclaimed chef trained under some top names in the field – from Daniel Humm to Michael Mina – and has been pivotal in shaping India’s F&B quotient, especially in the stand-alone space. He helmed the culinary team at The Table, launched Mag Street Kitchen and won many accolades along the way including “Best Chef” and “Best Restaurant

Conversations with IWBS – Stephane Soret, Sommelier

Stephane SORET is a name to be reckoned with in the world of sommellerie. He is a man with decades of experience and one who honed his skills across continents and cultures. Today, based out of Singapore, he heads the F&B operations for the prestigious Raffles. In his time there, he has hosted some of the most iconic wine events

Conversations with IWBS – Sarah Heller, MW

Sarah HELLER, MW is among the few and the youngest female to have passed the prestigious MW exam, and the youngest overall in this part of the world. Based out of Hong Kong, Sarah has been working with wines in her capacity as a partner-cum-buyer for Almasy Collection, faculty for Vinitaly International Academy, designer with Lucaris and wine editor for

Conversation With IWBS – Atish Fernandes

Atish Fernandes is the quintessential Goan, one who likes to ensures that fun is primary in everything he is a part of – fun not just for him but everyone in the mix. This innate hospitality trait has led Iā€™m through an illustrious career in the travel industry and then he went on to open the famous Joseph Bar in