CINGARI-THE TASTING ROOM
Delhi-based cigar store Cingari started Cingari-The Tasting Room, a connoisseurs' club in 2002 to help clients puff their favourite brands and meet fellow cigar lovers. Members enjoy privileges such as a special invitation to the Habanos Festival in Havana. Membership is by invitation only.
VINTAGE AND CLASSIC CAR CLUB OF INDIA
The club is affiliated to Federation Internationale Vehicules Anciens (FIVA), which is the international body for vintage cars. VCCCI currently has 158 members, all of whom are avid collectors of classic automobiles. The club conducts workshops as well as trains its members in the art of restoring rare cars. It also serves as a platform to buy and sell members' cars.
THE WINE SOCIETY OF INDIA
The society has a Wine Discovery Club that began operations in India in 2006. Membership benefits include exclusive access to six international wines every three months; a global vineyard visit programme; and classes to maintain your own bottles. It also organises wine events, including wine appreciations, sit-down winemaker dinners, and instructional masterclasses. To join you need to fill up a form on the company's webbite from where the selection process will begin.
Derived from the Latin word Evado that means escape, Cvado means escape into the world of chocolates This Mumbaibased gourmet chocolate club hosts sampling events, provides tips on pairing chocolates with your favourite beverage, chocolate making workshops, visits to Valrhona's chocolate school in France as well as cocoa plantations in the Ivory Coast.
CHAINE DES ROTISSEURS BAILLIAGE OF INDIA
This international gastronomic society was founded in 1950 in Paris but its origins date as far back as the year 1248. Today the Chaine has 25,000 members across 70 countries. It arrived in India via Bangalore in 2008. The club's gastronomes meet four times a year. Membership to this club is by invitation only, and is restricted to a tight circle.