Press-release of the Wine Card 2018 exhibition and tasting
5 November 2018


12th International specialized exhibition and tasting Wine Card

The 12th International specialized exhibition-tasting Wine Card, a unique project of Crocus Expo which unites experts, restaurateurs, suppliers and consumers of wine products for discussion of pressing problems of modern wine-making community, will be held November 22 through 24, 2018. The organizer of the event is Crocus Expo, one of the top expo venues in Russia and Eastern Europe.

Connoisseurs of noble drinks know that the end of autumn – time for harvesting and preparation to the process of rich wine bouquets creation. For this reason Wine Card is always held during this period – wine makers present their products, communicate with colleagues and impart experience. The exhibition provides an opportunity to get acquainted with leading enterprises of the branch, to find new sales channels of production and to get valuable pieces of advice from professionals.

Wine Card is not only an event where suppliers showcase wines, accessories and equipment and connect with key buyers and decision makers from the restaurant, pub and hotel trade. The manifold social program, which precedes the work of the exhibition, the business program and participation of wine experts make the project a milestone event in the wine sector, a necessary link between experts, restaurateurs and wholesalers.

The organizers of the exhibition aim to create internationally recognized professional networking and interaction space for wine industry specialists, wine traders and consumers; position wine as an integral part of national cultures and traditions of wine-producing countries and regions and promote healthy living and moderate and responsible wine and alcohol consumption.


Wine Card annually incorporates on the same platform producers and distributors from different wine making regions of the world. This year the exposition space will exceed 2 000 sq m – products from Australia, Azerbaijan, Argentina, Spain, Italy, Russia, France, Chile and South Africa will be presented by more than 50 exhibitors. Large players of the alcoholic market of Russia, the CIS countries and from abroad including: Smart Media (LUDING), Premium, Nevsky Bereg, Wine Discovery, AROMA Trade house, SIMPL, Millennium, Vintage M, Delta Club, Mistral Alko, Russian wine house Abrau-Durso, Fort wine trading company, Veld 21, Vinoterra, Exposervice, WTC, BELUGA GROUP and many others are loyal participants of the project.

All the exhibitors will display their best samples of products.

For example AROMA TH will display exquisite Italian wines from Tinazzi company, various wines from Georgia, cognac and brandy A. De Fussigny and other noble drinks. Nevsky Bereg plans to present for tasting wine from France: JUST Chardonnay, VDP (white dry), JUST Merlot, VDP (red dry), JUST Cabernet Sauvignon, VDP (red dry) and also a collection from the USA (California): Original Smoking Loon Merlot (red dry) and so forth. The WTC company will treat with wines from Italy and France: Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Château de Sancerre and sparkling wines Palazzo Nobile Prosecco. PatruAR sole proprietor invites everybody to get acquainted with collection Moldavian wines from Mileshty Mich winery – the biggest wine cellars of the world.

The exposition will be traditionally supplemented with stands dedicated to special equipment (cabinets for wine storage, refrigerators), wine related accessories (glasses, wine glasses, decanters, wine openers), etc. Various presentations, master classes and tasting set will be also arranged daily for the visitors.

Business program

The Wine Card exhibition will be accompanied by a highly topical business program where experts will discuss hot topics of the branch: the choice of wines and creation of wine collections, holding of wine tastings, development of wine lists taking into account the cuisine type, arrangement of wine cellars, organization of wine seminars and other aspects. Skilled experts will teach visitors to distinguish originals from fakes, will share councils for wine business startups and many other things.

The Gala Opening Ceremony of the 12th International specialized exhibition and tasting Wine Card will be held November 22 at 14:00 (Pavilion 2, hall 6).

Exhibition:  WINE CARD