To all of you who have worked hard to put it all together and in the first place Tania Koicheva, Commercial and Economic Counsellor in the Embassy of Bulgaria, who showed us all what it is to unreservedly give everything for Bulgaria I would like to say a big Thank You!

I would like also to mention a few others without whom this would have been very difficult. From the staff a big Thank You to Maria Peeva, Hristina Tomova and Elka Rachkova without whom the smooth operation of the whole tasting would have been impossible.And they did it for Bulgarian wine for free! A special Thank You to Martin Thorpe, an ex ''odbinite'' and a friend who gracefully accepted to be the English Face of the tasting and worked hard both on stage and behind the curtains to make it all happen. A big Thank You to our biggest sponsor Raytcho Raykov from for his decade long support for Bulgarian wine. A big Thank You to Caroline Gilby MW the one Master of Wine, who have not stopped believing in Bulgarian wine and have supported us in all our vinous endeavors. I would like also to Thank all the wineries and their staff who took part in this tasting and especially Logodaj WineryYamantievs Winery, Todoroff Wine Cellar and Borovitza Wine Cellar who have put in their unreserved trust and helped us all the way.

When there is a Will there is a Way! 

Written by Vassil Rachkov — December 04, 2013


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