Mumbai, Nov 20 (UNI) To cash on the growing wine-drinking population in the country, Vijay Mallya-promoted UB Group has added some of the finest imported brands from New Zealand on its wine portfolio.
United Vintners Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of UB Group, has imported wines from four resplendent wineries of New Zealand viz. Astrolabe, Hunter's and Ra Nui from the Marlborough wine region, and Sacred Hill from Hawkes Bay.
The portfolio includes Sauvignon Blancs, Pinot Noirs, a Chardonnay and a Pinot Gris. The 750 ml bottles of wines will be available selectively in the major metros.
After launching the wine brands here today, UB Group Wines Division Chief Wine-Maker and Business Head Abhay Kewadkar said ''Currently, the Indian consumers are enjoying Bouvet-Ladubay, fine wines from the Loire Valley, and soon they will be treated to exotic wines from the land of the Kiwis.'' Jennifer Woods, Index Distribution Ltd of New Zealand, who was also present at the launch, said ''Through our partnership with UB, we will be able to supply India with some of the most outstanding varietals.'' UNI