No true wine experience is complete without food and great discussion. The SoHo Wine Club dinners, parties and events are the perfect venue to cultivate your palate, drink remarkable wines and meet other members. We are certain you will have much more in common than just great taste. Sign up to our club today to make sure you hear about our events before anyone else.
SoHo Wine Club is the brainchild of Sonal Holland, the world’s first and only Master of Wine from India, the highest academic achievement in wine. A certified wine educator, broadcaster, judge and wine consultant, Sonal is also the Co-Chairperson of delWine Excellence Awards – India’s first awards to recognise wine excellence in the hospitality, retail and the wine trade.
Sonal fell into the world of wine more than a decade ago, when she decided to quit a rewarding career with a Fortune 500 company to chase her ambition to be a wine-trepreneur. She went on to earn a Level 4 Diploma in Wines & Spirits from the esteemed London-based Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET). Since then, India’s most recognised woman in wine went on to ensure the highest possible qualifications in the wine world before setting up the Sonal Holland Wine Academy which offers certified WSET wine courses and consultancy to leading hotels and the trade.
Her pioneering online channel Sonal Holland Wine TV, dedicated to wine education, has been awarded SheThePeople’s Digital Women Awards in 2015 for innovation in content creation. Sonal has also regularly featured amongst the Top Women in Wine in India by the Indian Wine Academy, and was listed in the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Indian Luxury by BlackBook in 2015.
She worked as the wine & beverage consultant to ITC Hotels, India’s second largest luxury hotel chain, before turning her attention back to her true love – making wine more accessible to more people. Several brainstorms over several bottles of wine led to the birth of SoHo Wine Club with the purpose to deliver world-class wine and finely curated wine experiences to consumers in India.
Sonal shares her love of wine with financial wizard husband Andrew Holland. Their 7-year-old daughter Rianna can’t wait until she is old enough to join in the fun.