On the 28th November 2013 the UK wine trade awoke to find that Bulgaria has come back with a vengeance, and, for good! Largely supported and sponsored by us and our partners Zelas
more than 250 wines were poured at the Annual Bulgarian Wine Tasting that took place in the Bulgarian Embassy in London on 27th November. Following a much smaller one from the previous year, the event attracted the top 25 top wineries of Bulgaria and welcomed more than 200 trade and press visitors.
Caroline Gilby MW delivered a masterclass initially designed to cover indigenous grape varieties but overwhelmed by genuine interest presented an overall review of Bulgarian wine.
Behind the ingenious marketing campaign and design stood our long standing partner Zelas
, while we at Vaskovino provided full support including logistics from Bulgaria executed to perfection by Dispoint
, Warehousing and Customs Services kindly provided by London City Bond
and wine ware supplied by Winesorted
. All that was left for us was to stitch it all together and provide a knowledgeable and passionate staff to assist and support the exhibitors at the event. We were behind the tasting in Vinopolis in 2006 and 2007 dubbed by Jancis Robinson ''the biggest Bulgarian Wine Fair for the decade'' and can honestly boast that this was bigger, much bigger! First of all, the wines were simply great, they have made a huge leap in quality and yet again offered great value for money while superbly packaged. Bulgaria finally has answered the call from the last few remaining Bulgarian Wine Specialist Importers in the UK and postponed its many engagements with third countries like Japan, USA, and China to come to London and show what it has and always will do-Great Wines at Great Prices!
It can truly represent the best that the Old World can offer. After all it is one of the cradles of wine making together with Armenia and Georgia.