City of Dreams

The streets are wet with the dew of the coming monsoon as Rajeev Samant unveils his latest triumph in midtown Bombay. The Tasting Room is a soft-lit tapas bar built into a high-end furniture store in the city's old textile district. The idea is to showcase Samant's range of Indian wines in an environment that oozes class and cash, and with bottles costing twice the average Indian weekly wage, Samant means it to be exclusive. Tonight the 39-year-old founder of one of the country's largest vintners, Sula Vineyards, is hosting a group from Insead, the French business school, who are visiting...

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