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Looking back: Clock strikes wine O’clock at International Beach Wine Festival in Malpe – The Manipal Journal
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Looking back: Clock strikes wine O’clock at International Beach Wine Festival in Malpe

MALPE: The International Beach Wine Festival was hosted by the Udupi District Administration, the Horticulture Department, and the Malpe Development Committee in collaboration with the Karnataka Wine Board from January 18 to 20 in Malpe. The festival was open to students and locals alike, as well as people of all age groups. The main aim of the festival was to develop the culture of wine tasting in India, where it has not established itself yet. The festival showcased over 150 brands of wine.


The wine festival saw stalls set up by wineries and liquor houses, including that of the local favourite, Udupi Liquor House. Wine brands such as Sula, Dia, Kinvah, Blackbuck, and Big Banyan handed out free samples to enthusiastic wine lovers. || Photograph Courtesy: Aparna Shankar


Wine enthusiasts were thrilled as the stalls featured wine from around the world, including Chile, Italy, France, Spain, South Africa, Argentina, Australia, and American states like Washington and California. || Photograph Courtesy: Aparna Shankar


Wine lovers were given the chance to indulge in grape stomping, the first and most traditional step of the wine-making process. || Photograph Courtesy: Baisil Kunjumon


Lagori – a Bangalore based pop-rock band, entertained the crowd as they enjoyed the atmosphere of the festival. || Photograph Courtesy: Baisil Kunjumon


The stage was never left empty, and the crowd was never left unentertained as students of Darpana School of Performing Arts danced to several crowd favourites, with the lively music getting the audience into the mood as well. || Photograph Courtesy: Aparna Shankar


The beautiful colours of the sunset were not all that filled the sky as the festival offered many other activities such as parasailing, beach cricket, kite flying, and ATV riding. || Photograph Courtesy: Aparna Shankar


Featured Image Courtesy: Baisil Kunjumon

Edited by: Karthika Venugopal

Tejaswini Srihari


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