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February, the month of Wine Festivals 

Wine lovers in the country have two major festivals to look forward to next month. The two prominent wine producers Sula Vineyards and Grover Zampa are back with their annual wine and music festivals in the first week of February. Also, there is a chance of another festival, in the second week, by the Indian Wine Producers Association called India Grape Harvest(Yet to be confirmed). Here is the lowdown on things to look forward to at these events. 

SULAFEST 2016

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Sulafest’16 is also the Gourmet World Music Festival. With performances from over 100 international and national artists, music that spans more than 25 genres, 23 nations, and over 30 gourmet food and beverage options, the 9th edition of Sulafest will be a heady mix of wine, drinks, music, fashion and shopping.

Here is the performance line-up. THE CAT EMPIRE will make their much-awaited Indian debut as one of the headliners of SulaFest ’16. Their latest album, STEAL THE LIGHT debuted Top 20 in 6 countries and the band has also appeared on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and Late Show with David Letterman. Percussionist Jamshid Khadiwalaof Indian origin is making his debut in India as is the band! They are about to launch their new album in March, bang after the festival – and coincidently the album is named RISING WITH THE SUN!

Artists such as EDU IMBERNON, KAILASA, BALKAN BEAT BOX, DUB INC, SUCCESS, MADE IN BARCELONA, DELHI 2 DUBLIN, LUNA CITY EXPRESS, RIK WATTS, BONO GOLDBAUM, MADBOY/MINK, TRIBAL FLORA, RODNEY BRANIGAN, AQUA DOMINATRIX, O-BE, SHY-O, SASHANTI, WHOSAIN AND ANASTACIA will also be a part of the music fest this year.

Last year, the number of visitors crossed 12,000 and this year guarantees a grander production.

When: February 6 & 7

Where: Sula Vineyards, Nashik

For details  visit

Check out the video  here

THE GREAT GROVER WINE FESTIVAL

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The 2nd edition of the Great Grover Wine Festival organized by Grover Zampa Vineyards will be held on February 6 at Bhartiya City, Hebbal in Bengaluru.

The event is one of a kind wine and performing art festival held in South India.

The visitors will have a chance to taste the essence of heritage wines from Grover Zampa Vineyards, India’s oldest and most awarded wine company. The Great Grover Wine Festival is a perfect day out for wine aficionados, food lovers and those seeking quality recreation and live entertainment. Guests also get an exclusive chance to experience the age-old tradition of making wines by grape stomping and trying out an array of award winning wines by the brand, including Vijay Amritraj Reserve Collection, La Reserve, Chene Grand Reserve, Art Collection and premium sparkling wines Soirée Brut and Brut Rosé to name a few! The event also has a line up of spectacular performances by renowned bands, stand-up acts, Karaoke, and shopping at the exclusive flea market while enjoying the sculpture & art gallery. The event will see a line-up of Bangalore’s finest artists including Lagori, Aabha Hanjura – Sufistication, Karthick Iyer Live, Ananth Menon & trio, a stand-up act by Vamsidhar Bhogaraju, Karaoke Jig by Sabrina and a closing act with the most popular DJ in Bengaluru – DJ Ivan.

Speaking about this event, Sumedh Singh Mandla, CEO Grover Zampa Vineyards said, “We are delighted to have created a platform to bring together talent from across the state. The Great Grover Wine Festival not only gives us a chance to present our award winning collection to wine lovers but also celebrate our success with our patrons. The festival is a perfect opportunity for guests to enjoy a relaxed day out with an array of fun-filled activities aimed at rejuvenating and providing a learning experience with wines.”

Buy tickets online by visiting meraevents.com

http://www.meraevents.com/event/great-grover-wine-festival

When: February 6

Time: 1 pm to 10 pm.

Where: Bhartiya City, Hebbal, Bengaluru

Website: www.groverwinefestival.com

About Rojita Tiwari

Drinks & Destinations is all about news, views, podcast, and stories from the world of drinks, travel, and hospitality…served just the way you like it. Rojita Tiwari is an independent writer, trainer, and consultant in the fields of wine & spirits, travel & hospitality. She is a WSET Level 3 certified professional and listed twice (2013 and 2015) as one of the TOP TEN WOMEN OF WINE IN INDIA by the Indian Wine Academy. With 14 years of experience of working for several publications including a decade-long experience of heading the editorial of a leading alco bev magazine, now she is mostly busy- tasting, traveling, writing, training and educating people about the wonderful world of wine & spirits. She also hosts India's first podcast on drinks and travel - The Drinks & Destinations Podcast. Tweet @rojitatiwari or connect with her on drinksanddestinations@gmail.com Cheers & Happy Reading!

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