A trade and consumer wine fair to promote Moldovan wines on the Irish market will take place in the Camden Court Hotel on 24 May.
The event is being organised by the Embassy of Moldova in Dublin in association with ONVV, the state body responsible for promoting Moldovan wines globally.
Six producers will travel to Dublin to showcase their wines to a target audience that includes importing companies, supermarket buyers, off licences, restaurants, sommeliers, and the wine press. Participating Wineries are Purcari, Chateau Vartely, Fautor Winery, Cricova, Fautor Winery, and Vinaria Din Vale.
The event will kick off with a Moldovan Masterclass from 11:30 – 12:30. This will be followed by the Moldovan Trade Wine Fair from 13:00 – 17:30, and the Moldovan Consumer Wine Fair from 18:30 – 20:30.
Moldova has a winemaking tradition that dates back 5,000 years. Today it has 130,000 ha under vine. In July 2004 the Moldovan parliament formally approved their wine laws and introduced a system of protected geographical indications (PGI) based on the EU model.
There are four wine regions: Valul lui Traian, Stefan Voda, Codru and Divin. The Republic of Moldova has made impressive progress in improving the quality of wines as evidenced by the number of medals won at prestigious international competitions in recent years. Their wines have been judged and awarded medals at the Decanter World Wine Awards, Mundus Vini, Concours Mondial du Bruxelles and the International Wine Challenge.
Bordered by Romania on the West and Ukraine to the East, the Republic of Moldova shares the same latitude as Burgundy. Moldova has over 100 different grape varieties, the vast majority planted are European noble grapes. Approximately 16% are planted with native Moldovan grapes including Rara Neagră, Feteasca Neagră, Feteasca Regală, and Feteasca Albă. They also plant 14% Caucasian grapes, including Saperavi and Rcațiteli.
Moldova is also famous for having the largest underground cellars in the world. Mileștii Mici has been confirmed by the Guinness Book of Records as the biggest wine collection in the world housing a cellar that stores over 2 million bottles of wine. After Milestii Mici, another underground Moldovan winery, Cricova, who are travelling to Dublin to seek representation, has the second-largest wine cellar on the planet.
Consumer Tickets are now on sale priced €15.00 and can be purchased here: eventbrite.com/e/moldova
Trade contact event organiser: Jean Smullen Tel: (086) 816 8468 e: email@example.com