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Rioja Wine Salon

In the midst of autumn Moscow is rich in professional and cultural events, one of which was the Rioja Wine Salon, organized by the Consejo Regulador of the D.O.Ca. Rioja, Argos Consulting Network with the support of the International Center of Wine and Gastronomy.

There were 24 bodegas  – Vinícola Real, Cune, La Rioja Alta, Marqués de Riscal, Murua, Orben, Ramón Bilbao, Rioja Vega, Familia Bujanda, Muga, Ondalan, Bodegas Altanza, San Prudencio, Age Siglo, Ruiz de Vinaspre, Castillo de Sajazarra, Cidacos, Izadi, Torres, Sierra Cantabria, Finca Manzanos, Marqués de Carrión, Roda, Marqués de Vargas – to present their best wines to muscovites.

The master class "Rioja. The best vintages of the XXI century" was held during the event. The distinguished group of Russian experts, headed by Leonid Gelibterman, the president of the International Center of Wine and Gastronomy, in a blind tasting of 23 Rioja wines had ten of them (all Reservas and Gran Reservas) to be presented on the master class. Wines were very different in style and character what gave the opportunity to the participants of the master class to assess the current state of Rioja’s winemaking. More than 50 journalists, experts, sommeliers, cavistes had a unique opportunity to get acquainted with 2001, 2004, 2005 and 2010 vintages. The wine tasting was accompanied with comments of Leonid Gelibterman who led the master class and Yegor Aleshkov, St. Petersburg’s sommelier, multiple winner of the St. Petersburg and Russian competitions.

The salon was visited by about six hundred professionals of the alcohol market. This is sort of a record surge of interest in wines from just one wine region. Guests plunged into the friendly atmosphere of the Salon and felt in the midst of the Moscow Indian summer taste solar Rioja!the event. The distinguished group of Russian experts, headed by Leonid Gelibterman, the president of the International Center of Wine and Gastronomy, in a blind tasting of 23 Rioja wines had ten of them (all Reservas and Gran Reservas) to be presented on the master class. Wines were very different in style and character what gave the opportunity to the participants of the master class to assess the current state of Rioja’s winemaking. More than 50 journalists, experts, sommeliers, cavistes had a unique opportunity to get acquainted with 2001, 2004, 2005 and 2010 vintages. The wine tasting was accompanied with comments of Leonid Gelibterman who led the master class and Yegor Aleshkov, St. Petersburg’s sommelier, multiple winner of the St. Petersburg and Russian competitions.

For the representatives of Consejo Regulador D.O.Ca. Rioja and leading Russian specialized media the program of the Salon ended with a fine dinner. Delicious dishes of Russian cuisine were accompanied with a discussion of prospects for promotion Rioja wines on the Russian market.

For lovers of Spanish cuisine and Rioja wines within two weeks (3-17 September 2014.) five Moscow restaurants (Dissident, Lizarran, Vintage, El Asador and El Basco) carried on the promotion campaign "Journey to Rioja". Guests of the restaurants were asked to use their creative abilities (create poems, drawings, etc) to answer the question: "Do You like Rioja as much We do?" The winners of the intermediate rounds were awarded with wine bottles (guess from what region? ;)). The Grand Prize was a trip to Rioja for two people.

 

 

 

 

 

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