Col. Joshi – An Exceptional Man & An Exceptional Connoisseur of French Wines

Dear Students & Friends,

Let me present to you one of the founder of our “French Wine & Cafe Meet”, Col. Joshi.

Col. Joshi’s passion for Wines & Spirits is more than skin deep. Similar to the depth of this passion, he believes that the art of mixing drinks too, goes deep into the molecular level when one shakes that Dry Martini to the cold fusion state while balancing the flavors and ditto goes for Wine where the balance of flavors is the attribute that makes or mars a particular wine.

Col. Joshi nick named “Joe” by his colleagues in Indian Army has followed his passion formally by qualifying on the Intermediate Certificate in Wines & Spirits (with distinction) from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, London and have been awarded the prestigious Champagne Scholarship for being the top performer. Participating in several international Wine & Spirits events has enabled him to get precious hands-on experience, with magnanimous encouragement from the top in the field. In Spirits, he has received the ‘Certified Connoisseur’ award from the Global Brand Ambassador of ABSOLUT vodka.

Continuing his work of awakening & educating people on wines in India, Col. Joshi has consented to take up the responsibility of making the “French – Wine & Cafe Meet” a success at Le Frehindi.

Col. Joshi left the Indian Army recently to pursue his passion in Wines and we wish him all the best in his endeavor to bring the best of wine culture to India.

Col. Joshi can be reached at