What is Sommelier India?

It is India’s first and premier magazine dedicated to wine and wine lovers. It is a special interest, controlled circulation, lifestyle publication with strong production values and excellent design.  First published in 2004, it is filled with news, feature articles, wine profiles and the culture surrounding wine, Sommelier India is written by international and Indian writers, wine experts and aficionados.

Our publishing mission is to foster a wine-drinking culture of responsible drinking in India and our target audience is affluent and successful Indians around the world who appreciate the finer things in life and are interested in reading about wine.

Printed on quality art paper with an emphasis on good design, Sommelier India matches the standards and lifestyles of its discerning readership. More than 100 issues of Sommelier India (each containing 84 pages) have been published with over 800 articles written by more than 30 leading wine and food writers from around the world. Innumerable news snippets have been published on the Sommelier India website as well.

Sommelier India is always open to partnerships with wineries, luxury goods brands, wine importers, private clubs, societies, and other organizations. Advertise with Sommelier India and read our guiding principles.

As an independent publication, not aligned to the trade or any corporate body, the magazine is self-funded and its  revenue stream are primarily through advertising and subscriptions.

Contact Us

To reach Sommelier India, please email team@sommelierindia.com, call us at +91-11-41554211, or write to Sommelier India Wine Magazine, C-320 Defence Colony, New Delhi 110 024, India.

Reva K. Singh is a veteran of the Indian publishing industry and edited The Oberoi Group Magazine for six years prior to publishing and editing Sommelier India. Before that, she was the Senior & Book Review Editor of World Affairs, The Journal of International Issues.

She has led or been on the editorial team of several high-profile publications in India and abroad over her 25-year publishing career. These include Hong Kong Tatler, Eve Home Journal (HK), Business India, Inside Outside, Signature (India), What’s On and The Emirates Inflight Magazine (Dubai). She has been quoted in newspapers and magazines around the world discussing the wine culture in India. Some of the publications include The Chicago Tribune, The Financial Times (London), Times of London, India Today and Outlook Magazine.

Reva has an MA in English Literature from Delhi University (Miranda House) and is a graduate of the Radcliffe Publishing Course, Harvard University.

Shiv B Singh, Publisher

Shiv B. Singh is a recognized innovation and marketing professional who helps companies transform with the rise of everything digital. He is a keen wine enthusiast and has traveled the world tasting wines. He has led marketing and innovation teams at some of the largest companies in America including Visa Inc, PepsiCo, Expedia Group and LendingTree. He also invests in and advises companies on their transformation efforts.

In addition to co-publishing Sommelier India, he is the co-author of Savvy-Navigating Fake Companies, Fake Leaders & Fake News and  Social Media Marketing for Dummies. He has also written for the Harvard Business Review online, Forbes magazine, Ad Age, and other publications.

Both publishers are keen wine enthusiasts.

Advisory Council

Dhruv Sawhney is a Past President of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Chairman, CII Agriculture Council. Mr Sawhney is also the Chairman and Managing Director of Triveni Engineering & Industries Ltd. Mr. Sawhney recently received the highest civilian award “Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur” from President Chirac of the French Republic.

Ravi Viswanathan is a Singapore based wine investor and the majority shareholder of Grover Zampa. He runs a fund management company, VisVires Capital, and has a love for Burgundy, where the superlative wines of Vosne-Romanée remain closest to his heart.

Sanjiv Dugal is an associate professor of management and the University of Rhode Island, USA. His research is focused on international management and cross-cultural business. He advises Sommelier India on globalization strategies and the needs and interests of the wine drinker around the world.

Steven Spurrier (member emeritus) is a British wine expert and former merchant who organized the Paris Wine Tasting of 1976, which unexpectedly elevated the status of California wine and promoted the expansion of wine production in the New World. He is also the founder of the Academie du Vin, Christie’s Wine Course, in addition to authoring and co-authoring several wine books.