Magandeep – or Magan, as he prefers to be called – is India’s first French-certified sommelier. He is also a TV show host, award-winning author and lifestyle columnist. With his team at Wi-Not, the largest educational institute for beverages in the subcontinent, Magan has helped to bring a drinking culture to the world’s largest democracy, India. Magan is also the founder of the Society of Sommeliers and the Indian Sommelier Championship. When not judging, tasting or educating, Magan likes to write about his travels and conquests, and has also authored two books on beverages – ‘Wine Wisdom’ (wine knowledge for the Indian diaspora) and ‘The Indian Spirit’ (the history of alcoholic beverages in India since prehistoric times).