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LUCARIS announces Master of Wine Sonal Holland as Its Brand Ambassador in India

22/03/2019

Luxury crystal glassware brand, LUCARIS, announces Sonal Holland, India’s only Master of Wine and the country’s most qualified beverage professional as their brand ambassador in India. This marks the Luxury Crystal Glassware brand’s affinity to the Indian consumer and the introduction of unique designs of crystal glassware collections.

LUCARIS is Asia’s first home-grown luxury brand of crystal glassware that is taking long-standing global crystal brands head-on, with their impeccable quality and innovative designs. The parent company, Ocean Glass Public Limited Thailand, embodies Asian traditions infused with Western modernity in introducing Lucaris, fine crystal glassware led by expert technology and exclusive aesthetics that have inspired a new global culture in art, design, fashion, cuisine and wine. The association comes at a point when the country is witnessing positive acceleration in wine culture with double-digit growth in wine consumption among urban consumers. The Lucaris brand is growing dynamically by launching several new, high-quality crystal glassware collections and adding momentum to its distribution network, with the aim of making its presence felt across the hospitality and restaurant business’; and addressing the high-end household demand for sophisticated drinking experiences.

Master of Wine (MW) Sonal Holland, is India’s most accomplished wine professional and the first Indian to have been bestowed with this prestigious global title MW, from the Institute of Masters of Wine (UK). She has won numerous awards in her incredible journey to become the only Master of Wine in a nation of over one billion people.

Ms. Jariya Sangchaiya, Managing Director of Ocean Glass Public Company Limited, is excited about the collaboration and confirms that, LUCARIS has signed up Sonal Holland MW as our brand ambassador in India. Ms. Holland brings in a dash of freshness and energy to the brand and epitomises qualities that clearly define the attributes of LUCARIS, which include mastery, luxury, charisma, and aspirations. We are very eager to have an exciting journey with Sonal Holland in India.”

Commenting on her association, Ms. Sonal Holland MW said, It is thrilling to be associated with LUCARIS at a time when we are witnessing trends towards borderless consumerism in India, where aspiring consumers seek products of intrinsic high quality driven by originality and innovation, with broad-minded enthusiasm for indigenous or near-to-home creations. A fine set of stemware can have a profound effect towards enhancing wine-drinking experiences.

LUCARIS and I share the same passion and purpose, which is to encourage the growing set of discerning Indians and Asians to elevate their lifestyle around wine by adopting the use of better-quality glassware, as a whole new world of wine awaits them.”

LUCARIS, the Crystal of Modern Asia, celebrates the new Asian dining & wining lifestyle and is the preferred crystal glassware partner of the leading global hotel chains in Asia Pacific including Marriott International, Hilton, Kempinski as well as Minor Hotel Group worldwide. LUCARIS crystal glasses are also available in all leading department stores in India including Home Center, Shoppers Stop, Danube Home across Asia and e-commerce site such as Amazon.in.

LUCARIS Crystal ware has consistently won top global awards such as the IF Design Award 2018 and the China Good Design Award 2017.

About LUCARIS

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.

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.

LUCARIS Collections available in India include the Bangkok Bliss, Tokyo Temptation, Shanghai Soul, Hong Kong Hip, Shanghai Soul Grande and the Desire Collection.

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