16 November 2015
10th International specialized exhibition-tasting
The anniversary 10th international specialized exhibition tasting Wine Card was held October 27 through 29, 2015. In the course of these ten years the project had become a peculiar symbol of winemaking in Russia: from year to year it is not without purpose held at the end of October – it is the right time when wine makers after reaping the crop start the process of wine making.
From the very beginning this project aimed at a noble purpose – to designate a vector of cultural development of consumption of the drink in Russia. The format of the event offered a perfect opportunity to promote your corporate image as well as create greater market awareness throughout Russia, to establish new and strengthen existing contacts and to present full range of services and products.
More than 1000 grades of wine were exhibited at the trade fair this year! Dry, special, flavored, sparkling "nectars" from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Italy, France, Russia, Spain and Portugal were displayed and tasted under the same roof. Wine Card became a necessary link between experts, restaurateurs and "wholesalers". It was confirmed by annual participation of large players of the alcoholic market of Russia, the CIS countries and from abroad: Luding, Fort, Rusvintorg, Vinicom, East European Distribution Company, Trading house Abrau, Central Station, Vintorg, Legendy Krima, Alianta Group, L’Amour Du Vin, Black Sea Garage Wines, AST-Inter, Bravo-D, Aroma, Mercury, Mosazervinzavod, Château Maison Noble, Aldo Marenco Azienda Agricola, Marchesi Incisa Della Rocchetta S.S. Azienda Agricola, Valdinera Di Careglio Giuseppe Azienda Agricola.
One had an opportunity to learn about geographical features of grapes growing places; about esthetics and culture of wine consumption, and what is more important – learn to perceive magnificent flavor and taste bouquet. Besides whisky, brandy, tequila, cognac and other strong alcoholic drinks were presented within the frames of the fair alongside with accessories: glasses, wine glasses, decanters, uncork items, screw caps, handmade bottles and etc.
The exposition featured the following thematic sections: silent natural wines (dry, semidry and semisweet); special grape wines (dry, strong, semi-dessert, dessert, liqueur); champagne and sparkling wines; exclusive, vintage and garage wines; table and local wines; biowine (wines made from biological grapes); soft fruit and berry wines; cognacs, brandy, Vermouths and other products of winemaking. Thematic location of companies showed that such segmentation assisted visitors to easier orientate themselves at the exhibition and the exhibitors get a better effect of their participation in the exhibition.
The Gala Opening Ceremony of the exhibition took place October 27. The ceremony was presented by Arkady Zlotnikov, Deputy Director General Crocus Group and First Deputy Director Crocus Expo IEC. Participants of the ceremony:
- Vera Beradze, Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation, Moskontsert soloist;
- Rustam Ibragimbekov, writer, screenwriter and film director, the winner of the State awards, People’s writer of Azerbaijan, the honored worker of arts of Azerbaijan and Russia, professor;
- Igor Bukharov, President of Federation of Restaurateurs and Hotelier of Russia;
- Moustapha Melikov, Deputy Director of Crocus Expo IEC on foreign economic activity;
- Rudolf Ivanesov, Director of the Wine Card exhibition.
All speakers noted a considerable role of the exhibition Wine Card in improvement of esthetic taste of the population, warmly thanked the organizers for the invitation to the fiesta of wine and unanimously expressed confidence in the further development of the exhibition event. The permanent director of Wine Card exhibition, Mr. Avanesov, expressed gratitude to participants, attracted attention of the audience to the variety of presented brands and wished visitors to spend time pleasantly.
The manifold social program, which preceded the work of the exhibition, the wide business program and participation of wine experts known all over the world made Wine Card a milestone event in the wine sector. Within a framework of the exhibition Russian community welcomed the event advocating moderate wine consumption and reasonable wine promotion.
The International specialized exhibition-tasting became good November tradition for the leading exhibition center of Russia. The project develops, increases the exposition, keeps to high standards and attracts new gourmets which attend Wine Card aiming to get acquainted with experts and to replenish their collections with new samples of wine-making art.
Press Service Crocus Expo IEC