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Raise a toast at the 5th Mumbai Wine Festival

This weekend, sit by the sea and sip on some of the finest whites, reds and sparkling wines at the 5th Mumbai Wine Festival

Great wine, a picturesque setting and a vibrant atmosphere with heady music. This weekend, make a beeline for the 5th Mumbai Wine Festival. To be held at the Radio Club, the festival will offer a scenic view of the Arabian Sea as well as the Gateway of India. An annual event, this two-day affair offers wine-tasting sessions as well as fun activities like grape stomping, sky lantern festival and musical performances. You can also pair your wine with cheese at the gourmet food stalls that will be set up at the festival.

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“The Mumbai Wine Festival has grown only better every year. Like international formats, we wanted the consumers to sample the best quality of wine and hence, we’ve introduced pay per glass concept for this edition. This is also the first attempt to showcase India’s best whites, reds, sparkling and dessert wines, selected from the top 11 wineries,” says Komal Lath, partner, Mumbai Wine Festival.

An earlier edition of the festival at Radio Club
An earlier edition of the festival at Radio Club

Selected by a panel of wine connoisseurs — Subhash Arora, adman Prahlad Kakar, sommelier Sonal Holland, internationally renowned wine consultant Craig W Wedge and wine enthusiast Vishal Kadakia, among others. The participating wineries include Chandon India, Charosa Vineyards, Four Seasons Wines, Fratelli Wines, Grover Zampa Vineyards among others. Imported varieties from France, Italy, Spain, Australia, Chile, Argentina, South Africa and USA will also be part of the festival.

Say cheese
What’s a wine fest without some cheese? A collection of European-inspired artisan and gourmet cheeses will be presented at the festival. “Varieties like cheddar, gouda, emmental, gruyere and brie among others, made by the dairies in India will be available for tasting and purchase,” adds Lath.

On: March 14 to 15
Time: 2.30 pm onwards
At: The Pier, Radio Club, Colaba.
Call: 65044455
Log on to: www.insider.in

Highlights
>> Grape stomping sessions

On: March 14 & 15,
4.30 pm and 8.30 pm

>> Sky lantern festival
On: March 14 & 15,
10 pm onwards

>> A performance by singer-musician couple, Reena Vaz and Lindsay Pitter covering popular English tracks from the 1950s and ’60s to current hot picks.
On: March 14,
7.30 pm onwards

>> Rockin Marmalade, a six-piece band, will perform genres like Western Jazz, Rock ‘n Roll, Retro as well as modern Pop and the Blues.
On: March 15, 7.30 pm onwards

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