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The wine hubs of Bengaluru

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The wine hubs of Bengaluru
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Alok Chandra
Given that about 80 per cent of alcoholic beverages consumed in urban India are spirits and another 18 per cent is beer, it’s unlikely that anyone would open a Wine Bar (serving only wine) for the balance 2 per cent unless motivated either by a passion for wine or by licensing laws.

But wine bars there are, in plenty, in Karnataka: the 2008 Karnataka Wine Policy permitted issue of new licences for “Wine Taverns” at a nominal annual fee of Rs 5,000, and as of March 2019 there were 247 such licences in the state — of which 108 licences had

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First Published: Nov 29 2019 | 9:58 PM IST

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