Sommelier Nikhil Agarwal
Nikhil Agarwal is a trained Sommelier, writer, editor for Food and Wine Magazine India and an international wine and spirits judge (Decanter, Frankfurt Intl Wine Trophy, Diageo World Class and more) who received his degree in London. He is the brainchild behind All Things Nice, India's leading wine, spirits and luxury marketing and consulting agency.
He won the Wine Australia scholarship and subsequently Wine Australia made him their A+ Wine Educator in India. He was one amongst five contenders short-listed by the International Wine and Spirit Competition in London (IWSC), for The Julian Brind Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Wine and Spirits Industry from contenders from 90 countries. The ultra-luxury BlackBook magazine has listed Nikhil Agarwal as one of their TOP 100 - Indian Luxury's Most Influential.
Nikhil has been in the wine, spirits and luxury business for over 19 years, working with companies such as Sula Vineyards, LVMH and Diageo. He was appointed as Program Director of the Wines Of India Program, an industry initiative. He has conceptualized path breaking event properties like Wine Week, Cognac Week, Malt Week and the Indian Wine Consumer's Choice Awards.
Nikhil lends his written expertise to eminent publications, has been covered by most publications and has been featured on TV channels such as NDTV Profit, Times Now, Bloomberg TV and ET Now. CNBC did a feature on Nikhil as part of the show 'Young Turks'. Discovery TLC features Nikhil in the show The Flying Wine Maker. Nikhil was voted as India's TOP 10 Movers & Shakers in Verve magazine and is a judge on the Living Foodz Epicurean Guild Awards.