2nd edition of B'lore wine fest soon

2nd edition of B'lore wine fest soon

As a prelude, wine fests will be held in Mysore, Mangalore, Belgaum

2nd edition of B'lore wine fest soon

Karnataka Wine Board Managing Director B Krishna on Friday said the second edition of Bangalore International Wine Festival will get underway in December or January next year. 

“There will be more participating wineries, besides cultural extravaganza. There will also be seminars for farmers on wine-grape cultivation and dedicated sessions for hoteliers on storing wines, using the right glassware and serving it right,” Krishna said.

As a prelude to the international festival in Bangalore, wine festivals will be held in Mangalore, Belgaum and Mysore. 

Wine lovers can indulge in different Indian wines with sumptuous food and music over the weekend at Mysore, where the Karnataka Wine Board will host its first-ever district-level wine festival – Mysore Wine Festival — to promote wine drinking, from October 18-20.
More than 16 wineries from Karnataka, Maharashtra and other states are participating in the wine extravaganza. Entry is free. Besides, there will be a 10 per cent discount on all wine brands sold at the festival.

Visitors can also increase their knowledge on wines through wine-tasting sessions and educate themselves on wind production. One can also learn the techniques of wine tasting at the festival

At Hopcoms outlets

Meanwhile, you will soon be able to buy wine, along with vegetables, from your neighbourhood Hopcoms outlets. 

For, the Karnataka Wine Board wants to promote healthy wine drinking among residents.A proposal has been mooted to sell State-produced wines through Hopcoms (Horticultural Producers’ Co-operative Marketing and Processing Society).

“We plan to launch it as a pilot project in five Hopcoms outlets. If successful, we can replicate it at other Hopcoms outlets,” 

“The idea is to inculcate healthy drinking of wine among people, as doctors say consuming a 90ml of wine every day is good for health. From prevention of cancer to ulcers and even strokes, the benefits of wine are many. We are thinking of getting an independent study done on it,” he said.

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