Master of Wine Sonal Holland conducts an Exclusive Lucaris Master Class at Pullman Aerocity, New Delhi


The LUCARIS Masterclass was a Journey of the Senses, where the attendees discovered how designs and shapes of wine glasses can have a profound effect on wine, and how a good wine glass can be as important as the wine.

The Masterclass was presented by Sonal Holland, Master of Wine (MW) and Brand Ambassador for Lucaris in India. Sonal Holland MW is India’s most accomplished wine professional. The first Indian to have been bestowed with this prestigious global title, she has won numerous awards in her incredible journey to become the only Master of Wine in a nation of one billion people.

The showcase wine tasting paired with the top two premium ranges of the LUCARIS crystal; Desire and Hong Kong Hip Collection, was conducted at the beautiful Pullman Aerocity, New Delhi. The country’s most qualified wine professional with immense knowledge of wine tasting lead the Master Class for the most exclusive selection of Hospitality Industry persons from different prestigious institutes and establishments including Mr. Amit Sangwan- F&B Director of Pullman Aerocity, Ms. Sharmila Sahai- MD of Timex India, Mr. Shashank Gulati- F&B Manager of Courtyard Marriott Gurgaon, Mr. Gaurav Sareen- Leela Gurgaon, Mr. Manas Tiwari- Manager of Roseate Hotels, Mr. Sausis Bhattacharya- F&B of Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, Mr. Subroto Mukherjee – Assistant Manager of Lalit Hotel and Mr. Vishwajit Singh- Manager at The Leela Ambience Hotel & Residences Gurgaon.


LUCARIS, the Crystal of Modern Asia, celebrates the new Asian dining & wining lifestyle. The first time that crystal stemware produced in Asia delivers international quality for the most enjoyable dining & wining experience. Glassmaking expertise of Toyo-Sasaki Glass of Japan, Ocean Glass of Thailand and the most advanced glass technology from Germany brought together, have resulted in the creation of world-class quality crystal glass. New lead-free crystal glass compositions with physical aesthetics comparable to conventional lead crystal result in exceptional clarity and brilliance, with extra strength & durability. The design of LUCARIS stemware and wine accessories are a collaborative achievement between Ocean Glass, Toyo-Sasaki Glass and Martin Ballendat, the multiple award-winning German designer whose works appear in portfolios of many world-class brands.

LUCARIS Collections; Bangkok Bliss, Tokyo Temptation, Shanghai Soul, Hong Kong Hip, and Desire, are available across India, for retail including Home Center, Home Stop, Danube Home, and

About Sonal Holland MW

Sonal Holland MW is a domain expert of the business of wine and spirits in India who is keen to draw global attention to India’s burgeoning beverage industry and is a sought-after strategic consultant for international brands. Her entrepreneurial ventures include Sonal Holland Wine Academy and SoHo Wine Club that aim to foster education and the positive culture of wine among the enthusiastic consumers and the hospitality trade. Her professional achievements include her role as the former corporate head of wine and beverages at homegrown luxury hospitality conglomerate, ITC Hotels. She has recently forayed into wine retail through the launch of her flagship wine store at Foodhall, Linking Road in Mumbai. Her extraordinary contributions to India’s vino industry have been acknowledged widely. Adjudged ‘Wine Personality of the Year’ recently, Sonal is regularly featured as among the most powerful women and the most influential personality in India’s luxury industry.