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Bali Preparing to Hold a Festival to Promote its Traditional Palm Wine, Wine, and Brem Bali Beverages

Following the issuance of a decree by the Governor or Bali that paves the way for the legalization and regulation of the local alcoholic beverage industry producing palm wine, wine, and Brem Bali – the Province is now moving ahead with plans to host a festival to celebrate and promote Bali's locally made beverages.

Quoted by Kompas.com, the head of the Industry and Commerce Department of the Province, Wayan Jarta, said on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, that the discussion on how the Festival will proceed is now under review with Bali's Tourism Sevice, adding, "The place and timing to be coordinated with the Tourism Department (Dispar)."

The Festival intends to introduce Bali's locally-made alcoholic beverages to tourist visitors as a means of creating an international market for these products.

The Governor's decree (Pergub Nomor 1 Tahun 2020 tentang Tata Kelola Minuman Fermantasu dan/atau Distilasi Khas Bali) sets production and distribution standards for palm wine, wine, and Brem Bali.

Commenting on the road ahead for traditional alcoholic beverages in Bali, Governor I Wayan Koster said on Wednesday, February 5, 2020: "Fermented and distilled beverages from Bali can become one aspect of the Island's traditional culture worthy of conservation, protection, and development."

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