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Since 2010, the Kala Ghoda Wine Festival has been held concurrently with the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival as a chance for visitors to taste a variety of wines from around the world while also learning about them. This, the third edition of the festival, will be held on February 8 and 9 and be hosted by John D'Souza, a Mumbai-based wine sommelier. Among the wineries participating in the event are Nine Hills, Reveilo (Vintage Wines) and Pause Wines from Nasik, Grover-Zampa Vineyards from Nasik and Bangalore, and Turning Point from Mumbai. In addition, the wines available will also include some from Australia, Chile, France, Italy and Portugal. As is the norm with wine festivals, a number of cheeses from various parts of the country will also be on offer, including some from Pondicherry, Goa, Jammu and Kashmir, Chandigarh and Pune. The festival, open to ages 21 and above, will be held at Royal Oaks Banquets, above Chetna restaurant, Kala Ghoda, at an entry fee of Rs 800.