Goa to host Grape Escapade 2014
Goa is all set to host its most looked-forward wine festival, 'The Grape Escapade 2014', with over 50000 people experiencing a blend of fine wine, lifestyle, haute cuisine and entertainment over 4 days.
Over a period of time, the festival has come to be known as one of the biggest lifestyle festival in India.
The 'Grape Escapade' is also touted to be one of the most popular gourmet festivals.
The festival is organized and supported by Goa Tourism and is scheduled to take place from the Feb 6 to Feb 9 at Campal grounds, Panaji-Goa.
The festival will bring together restaurateurs, hoteliers, wineries and lifestyle brands, all under one roof.
While live music and entertainment will set the tone for the evening, wine tasting sessions by an accomplished sommelier and food connoisseur will be conducted.
Adding to the vibrancy, are special variety entertainment acts, jazz sessions, fashion shows and a beauty contest.
More than 20 wineries will pour wines, while around 15 restaurants and catering companies will offer a range of gourmet food classics, including barbecues, pasta, oriental cuisine and other delicacies.
Vegetarian options, chicken, and meat dishes will also be available, as will a bevy of luscious sweet treats.
In addition to wine, food and art, the festival has an elaborate stage set-up with a variety of musical entertainment, which features some of the best local performers in blues, jazz, world beat, as well as dance and other non-musical performances.
The festival also adds economic value to Goa every year as it brings together restaurateurs, wineries, and hospitality and lifestyle players.
The Grape Stomping, which is a tradition at the festival, is a source of much delight and fun for the visitors and is an intrinsic part of the festival this year as well.
Nikhil Agarwal, Sommelier and Director of All Things Nice will be conducting wine tasting sessions and pairing activities during the festival.
Moreover, the launch of a tourism-related mobile app by RZ2 Games Pvt Ltd, which is into development of mobile application in Goa for last 7 years, was also announced.
The salient features of the mobile application cover the basic information required by a tourist such as demography, boarding and lodging, travel, important numbers, must see places, events, important details, do's and dont's while in Goa.
Any event happening in Goa can be listed and marketed by using the application.
The application can also help promote Goa as a destination for health care/dental cosmetic and also promote any hinterland of Goa, which are not on the main tourist map.
(Posted on 24-01-2014)