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Grape Escapade begins in Goa

Goa’s most prominent wine festival began in the capital city of Panjim this evening. In keeping with the true spirit of Goa, the event got off to a flying start with music performances that set the tone for the days to come. Chief Secretary, Govt. of Goa, Shri Kewal Sharma, IAS, inaugurated the four day mega event in the distinguished presence of the Commissioner of the Panjim City
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Panjim, January 23:   Grape Escapade 2015, Goa’s most prominent wine festival began in the capital city of Panjim  this evening. In keeping with the true spirit of Goa, the event got off to a flying start with music performances that set the tone for the days to come. Chief Secretary, Govt. of  Goa, Shri  Kewal Sharma, IAS,  inaugurated  the four day mega  event in  the  distinguished presence of  the  Commissioner  of  the  Panjim City  Corporation, Shri. Sanjit  Rodrigues,  Managing Director, Goa Tourism Development  Corporation, Shri. Nikhil Desai and other prominent personalities.

The Grape Escapade 2015 is conceptualized and designed to be the best ever in terms of attendance, operations, flow and offerings. Over 50,000 tourists will experience a blend of fine wine, lifestyle, haute cuisine and entertainment over 4 days. The  festival  which is being conducted  for over a decade has come to be known as one of the biggest lifestyle festival in India.Apart from being the only festival of its kind in Goa, the Grape Escapade is also touted to be one of the most popular gourmet festivals till date.

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Organized from  23th to the 26th January  2015 at the  D. B. Bandodkar Grounds, Campal, Panaji-Goa, the festival will bring together restaurateurs, hoteliers, wineries and lifestyle brands, all under one roof. 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  and  non-vegetarian cuisine options will also be available, as will a bevy of luscious sweet treats.

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The festival also adds economic value to Goa every year as it brings together restaurateurs, wineries, and hospitality and lifestyle players with  B2B  exchange and partnerships. 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.  Crowning of the  Grape  Escapade 2015 Queen  is also  the  highlight  this  year.

On the   inaugural  day,  the  program began with  dance  performances  by Darren and  Raquel,  duet  and solo   performances and  a live performance  of  Goa’s  leading band,  Crimson Tide.

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[su_highlight background=”#1c67eb” color=”#fafcfc”]The Grape Escapade begins from 6.00 pm onwards everyday  and is open to all.[/su_highlight]

[su_frame]January  24, 2015: –   6.00 pm: Duet performance   –   7.00 pm:  Bollywood   and Goan folk  dance  performance   –   7.30 pm: Fashion Show  15 pm: A  live band [/su_frame]

[su_frame]January  25, 2015:  – 6.15 pm: Duet/solo performance.  – 7.15 pm: Bollywood  dance performance  (The  Ace) dance   Co.  – 7.35 pm: The  Grape  Escapade  Queen  contest . – 8.30  pm onwards: The  Grape  Stomping   and live  Band  ( Alcatraz).[/su_frame]

[su_frame]January  26, 2015:  –  5.15 pm:  Wine  Tasting Sessions. – 6.15 pm: Kingfisher  Voice  of  Goa/Lui live  and solo/Joe/singers   of  Anathashram. – 8.00 pm: African acrobats. – 8.15 pm: A  live band and dance troupe (Carlos and Friends)  with  Varun Carvalho   in  attendance.  [/su_frame]

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