According to the tourism authorities, the wine festival will be one of Asia's biggest wine and lifestyle events. Carnival celebrations will begin from February 6 with the popular parade in Panaji, which will witness 20 main sponsored floats and allied fun festivities organised in collaboration with experts from the United Kingdom and South Africa, according to Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar.

The 'Grape Escapade 2016' wine festival was being organised from February 4-7, by the Goa Tourism Development Corporation, a unit of the state tourism ministry.

"Grape Escapade is Asia's biggest wine festivals where all the big names in the industry converge to dialogue, taste wines and engage in B2B with stakeholders in the tourism and hospitality sector," corporation chairperson Nilesh Cabal said on Wednesday.

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