Goa is known for its parties and of course, the traditionally brewed drink ‘Feni’. And there’s a good news for Feni lovers this year. You’ll get to experience a complete festival dedicated to Feni, highlighting its medicinal value. The Tourism Minister Manohar Aigaonkar said on Thursday.
The popular drink -- synonymous with Goa -- is distilled by using locally grown cashews and coconut.
"Feni is a heritage spirit, as far as Goa is concerned. We will soon host a feni festival and promote it's medicinal values," Ajgaonkar told reporters on the sidelines of the Grape Escapade 2017, an annual wine, food and lifestyle festival organised in the state capital from April 27-30.
"Feni is not just about drinking alcohol -- people use it as medicine," he said. A single shot of Feni can cure your cough and cold, plus clear your respiratory system just like a cough syrup does.
Another reason Feni is quite popular among the youths is its amazingly affordable price.
The ongoing four-day festival offers culinary delights from across the globe along with Goan music, dance and other entertainment programmes. Its highlights include traditional grapes-stomping, an exclusive wine tasting session and selection of Grape Escapade Queen 2017.