First and only Indian to qualify for Sommelier-Conseil from L’Université du Vin, Suze-La-Rousse, Rhône Valley, France, Magandeep SINGH has many accolades to his name. Author of ‘The Indian Spirit – The Untold Story of Drinking in India’, and Wine Wisdom, both published by Penguin Publications, India. He has been a constant jury at Decanter Wine Awards, International Wine Challenge, International Wine and Spirits Challenge, Concour Mondial de Bruxelles, Juliet Cullinan Wine Awards in South Africa, and at the annual Singapore-based Wine and Style Asia Awards.
Magan has been a successful television show host for “Around the World in 85 Plates” with NDTV Good Times that aired 85 episodes spanning over four seasons. He has been intronised into the German VDP wines counsel, Chateauneuf-du-Pape AOC, and into the Bordeaux Left Bank Confrerie. He was the Indian author for Opus Vino, the chapter on Indian Wines, which was adjudged as the Best Wine Book by the World Gourmand Awards, 2010