Mr Subhash Arora, Founder President of the Delhi Wine Club (established in 2002) and Indian Wine Academy; Editor of delWine, India's first wine and hospitality e-newsletter, whose subscribers number 33,000 across 71 countries; internationally acclaimed judge of wine competitions around the world, including Mundus Vini, Concours Mondial and Hong Kong IWSC, Organizer of Italian wine Master Classes, Bulgarian wine promotion, and Chilean wine-and-food evenings and Indian Wine Day across India. He has represented India at the prestigious World Wine Symposium, Villa d'Este (Italy) as well as leading wine trade shows such as Vinexpo, Vinitaly, Prowein and Fenavin. He is the recipient of several Honours and Awards, most notably being an Italian Knighthood and a Medal of Merit from OIV in Paris-he is the first and the only recipient of the award from India. He was also the principal organiser of the First edition held on 16 September, 2016.

delWine, Indian Wine Academy and The Restaurant Spy were the organizers for the first-ever wine-specific Award in India to encourage the wine culture, awareness and recognize excellence. Pullman Aerocity was our Hospitality Partner. Subhash Arora and Sourish Bhattacharyya are the founders of the Awards.