5 years & going global now… Apex Wine Club India – Milestones being achieved
Born out of a tea meet between me and HR Ahuja, the well known sales and marketing veteran, way back in 2010. The saga went on building over the years only to create a determined objective, an open arm pan India wine club formation with major attention on our 4 pillars, Education, Training, News and Culture.
The club was formed at an informal meeting between few of our founding members, technically headed by HR Ahuja who led us all these years mostly from back stage. Allowed me to steer.
Gradually, active participation was received from right, left and centre. As Ashok came from East, Gautam joined him too, Chinmaya, Versha, Mohon Rao, Chapter Head, Bengaluru, Suresh Hooli came from South. Assam, Arunachal joined and so did Himachal and Rajasthan. Sushma Rao, Ashish Sharma, Sonali came from North Centre didn’t stay behind, Dr. Able from Lucknow, Shawney, Bareilley, extended their hands.
Remarkable contributions were received in terms of understanding, creating and progressing jointly in shortest possible manner were Chapters of Goa, led by Raymond and Hyderabad, led by Ambali. Both are recipients of honour certificates, at the 4th ann. event in Mumbai.
The headquarter, Mumbai, for reasons understandable, grew under enthusiasts, stalwarts, wine producers, sommeliers in plenty. All were invited with honour and bigger audience started getting their knowledge and experiences shared. A history was made.
The major thurst to form “Going Global” as our slogan in 5th year has come from our original supporters from Maldives, Seychells, Bordeaux, Tuscany and Piedemont.