Winters are back and so is your favorite time to greet the season with some good food as you bond over some great wines sourced from some of the finest wineries around the nation. As they say it, a great wine is the key to good health, the time is ripe to hit at the fresh new season of Nagpur Wine and Food Festival kickstarting at Chitnavis Centre on December 1 and 2.
The event, being organised by Nagpur Agro Development Organisation, aims at promoting healthy wine drinking culture in the city.
Chief Coordinator Sharad Phadnis says that in the sixth edition of Nagpur Wine and Food Festival five wineries, Sula from Nashik along with Gover Zampa, Rhythm Winery, Good Drop Wine Cellars and Fruzzante Wines would be participating in the event. Among these, Sula dominates over 75% industry alone in the country. Additionally, there would be seven food stalls offering delicious and exotic cuisine, mostly as perfect food pairing with various wines.
For all the wine and food lovers the doors will be opened from 1 pm sharp on both Saturday and Sunday and continue till 10.30 pm. What’s more, a live band would keep the visitors in their best moods which would play up some soul soothing music everyday from 7 pm-10 pm on both the days.
Teaming up to spread joy
Elaborating on the entry fees and the inclusions, Phadnis said that a visitor would be provided with an entrance kit for Rs 400 donation coupon, consisting of wine tasting coupons, tasting glass, brochures related to wine education and other information about their club. Other coordinators Deepak Khanuja and Sudhir Kunte are also enthusiastically supporting the event.. As the festival is entering its sixth edition, Khanuja was more than elated to see the response their event has been receiving from the wine lovers. Last year, over 2,500 visitors, belonging to all the age groups, visited the festival and this year the expectation is 3,000, he said.
Grape Stomping adds to the fun
This season, the visitors will be in for a wonderful delight as there would ‘grape stomping’ session on both the days, which would be exclusively for women. The organizers have brought a huge wooden vat from Nashik where women can carry on stomping while dancing to the tunes of music and even win the prizes.
Delving deeper into the concept of wine tasting Khanuja said the city hotels also need to grow up as far as wine serving is concerned.
Clear your Wine concepts
Today, wine is still served in glass. There is another misconception that old wine is better to taste, but it’s completely wrong. Any wine should be consumed within three days of opening the cork, otherwise it turns into vinegar. Always prefer fresh wine and check the dates before consuming it, he said.
So get ready to set your tongue on twisting mode – taste wine and pair it with perfect foods at Nagpur Wine and Food Festival on December 1 and 2 at Chitnavis Centre in Nagpur. Time 1 pm to 10.30 pm.
You can also collect your coupons from the venue.