Getting a ‘kick-shick’, courtesy Auntie Kutti

Jug Suriya, bemoans the lack of a genuine wine culture in India

Will India ever get a genuine wine culture? This is the 64-dolour question often asked, forlornly, by oenophiles.

And the short answer to that is that it all depends on Auntie Kutti. Wine faces a lot of challenges in India, including a labyrinth of excise laws that make Hampton Court’s famous maze look like a cakewalk by comparison. But perhaps the most formidable adversary wine faces is in the redoubtable form of Auntie Kutti.

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