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Enoteca by Madhuloka, a brainchild of Mr. K S Lokesh, Managing director Madhuloka Liquor Boutique Pvt. Ltd is south India`s first and only wine education platform to advance your familiarity and appreciation towards wine.

Our wine events and workshops are dedicated to the enjoyment, appreciation, and knowledge of wines in a professional, cost-effective and fun learning environment. Courses and workshops are designed for members of the wine trade, hospitality professionals and are equally appropriate for consumers who want to greatly improve their awareness of wine. 

Our basic to advance level workshops, certified courses, private group tastings, and fun wine events are impeccable to begin your journey of wine exploration. Join us for the events and bring out the connoisseur in you by attending one of our various wine workshops and courses.

Training Team


Gaurav Thapar

Gaurav started his wine journey from Lincoln University, New Zealand where he studied wine production and subsequently worked with several wineries/vineyards in NZ and India for the next 4 years. He left his production job in 2014 and started conducting wine educational seminars/trainings which eventually caught the eyes of wine fraternity in Bangalore. Gaurav joined Enoteca by Madhuloka in 2015 and is now chief wine trainer with us.

 Gaurav also holds WSET (London) Award in Wines and Spirits with distinction.

 Gaurav`s production background and his technical understanding of wines are quite evident in his trainings and, according to him, helped him tremendously to grasp the basic concepts of wines. Moreover, his WSET qualifications sharpened his tasting abilities while widening his knowledge about other wine regions of the world.

 He is also the architect of our flagship WEAT courses.

 His robust voice, vitality and witty humor keeps the excitement and enthusiasm alive among his trainees.


Jose Mathews

Jose is a graduate of Indian Institute of Hotel Management, Mumbai, did his schooling with Loyola School, Trivandrum, and a proud son of the backwaters.  Studying at India’s first HM institute, he was open to 60 years’ worth of library and the best of faculty in the country. During his 4 months training at the Taj Lands’ End, he was exposed to some of the most premium labels of wine.  Instantly falling in love, he found meaning in life.  Holding WSET level 2 certificates, currently, he is working with wines and just wines, trying to relate everything he read so far. 


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