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Second scientific and practical seminar on vintage drinks was held in “Experts Club”

On Saturday, November 7, on the basis of the analytical center “Experts Club” with the assistance of the public association “Ukrsadvinprom” and the charitable foundation “Reconstruction and Development of Ukraine”, the second scientific and practical seminar-tasting of vintage drinks aged from 20 to 80 years was held. The seminar was attended by representatives of the Ukrainian wine industry, retail, media, and other experts.

At the seminar, Igor Magalyas, an expert collector of vintage alcoholic beverages, introduced the participants to the most popular varieties of Ukrainian and European vintage wines, brandy and other drinks aged up to 80 years. Ukrainian products were presented at the conference by such brands as Sherry Massandra 1983 and Black Doctor 2007. Of the foreign alcoholic brands, Curasao liqueur from the 1950s, the rare sherry brandy Hispano from 1870 and another Spanish drink Ponche Rives from 1978 received the highest ratings from the participants. In total, the participants of the seminar evaluated 15 different vintage drinks.

According to Igor Magalyas, all products presented at the seminar are in the budget price segment and their cost does not exceed the cost of modern branded alcohol on the shelves of Ukrainian supermarkets.
“Most of the drinks presented here were purchased by collectors in Europe at auctions or at sales of private collections. At the same time, they have a number of taste and quality advantages over more modern drinks that can be freely bought at retail outlets, even if it is the same brand,” he said.

According to the expert, the fact is that in the 80-90s of the last century, the automation of alcohol production, introduced in order to increase the volume of products sold, had a negative impact on the quality of wine and distilled drinks.

“In particular, in my opinion, the ability of the same brandies to improve their palatability as they age after bottling was practically lost. In other words, if we open a bottle of good brandy from 1970 today, then such a drink will have a much richer flavor bouquet than if we opened a bottle of the same brandy 30 years later, but, say, 2020 bottling,” Igor explained Magalyas.

The organizer of the seminar Maxim Urakin, in turn, emphasized the importance of developing the vintage drinks market in Ukraine and popularizing the culture of drinking them.

“Each bottle of such wine or brandy has its own history; it is a rather rare, almost unique product, but at the same time it is quite affordable and popular in Europe. If we add up the age of drinks at today’s tasting, we get an impressive figure of more than 700 years of the total age of drinks, which also makes our event unique,” ​​he stressed.

Vintage (milezim) – in winemaking means the year of ripening of the harvest of a certain grape variety from which wine, brandy, cognac or other drink based on it is produced. This indicator is important in determining the characteristics of the drink, since weather and climate conditions change every season, which can both positively and negatively affect the organoleptic characteristics of drinks of the same brand.

“Experts Club” is an analytical center engaged in research in the field of economics, sociology and other scientific disciplines. In particular, with the assistance of the Club of Experts, several events were held last year to promote domestic winemaking products.

Public Union “Ukrsadvinprom” acted as a partner of the seminar and tasting. “Ukrsadvinprom” unites about 200 producers of fruits, berries, nuts and grapes, enterprises engaged in the processing of fruits and berries, wine production, as well as scientific institutions for the introduction of new scientific approaches to production.

Charitable Foundation “Reconstruction and Development of Ukraine” carries out extensive volunteer activities. In particular, with the support of the rector of KNUCA (KNUBA) Petr Kulikov, the fund will soon hand over a modern mobile hospital. The head of the fund is Artem Goncharenko.

Organizers will send part of the proceeds from the event to purchase a mobile hospital.

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Expert Club speaks about announcements of main events from October 17 to 23

The Expert Club YouTube channel has released a new video dedicated to the announcement of the events that will take place in Ukraine and the world from October 17 to October 23, 2022. In the new issue, the founder of the Club of Experts Maksim Urakin and co-host Olga Levkun analyzed the main events planned for the coming days.
One of the main events in Ukraine this week will be the start of the IMF mission, the main goal of which will be the development of a new program of cooperation between the fund and Ukraine. Also this week, a number of events are expected to be dedicated to the restoration and development of the Ukrainian economy, the agro-industrial complex, science, education and other topics.
Among world events, a number of conferences in the field of economics can also be distinguished. The European Union will host high-level meetings, in particular of foreign ministers and leaders of countries, dedicated to the situation in Ukraine, energy issues and relations with China. Also next week, the start of the election campaign in Kazakhstan is expected.
The main event in the world of sports in the next 7 days will be the next stage of Formula 1. Read more about future sporting events on the portal. The full version of the video can be viewed at the following link:

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Club of Experts announces main events of this week

A new video has been released on the YouTube channel of the Club of Experts, dedicated to the announcement of events that will take place in Ukraine and the world from September 26 to October 2. The founder of the Club of Experts Maksim Urakin and co-host Olga Levkun analyzed the main events planned for the coming days.
So, next week Ukraine will host several major conferences dedicated to economic recovery, development of agriculture and water resources, educational projects, etc.

Among world events, a number of conferences in the field of economics can also be distinguished. In particular, the Asia-Pacific Petroleum Conference (APPEC 2022), the meeting of G-20 agriculture ministers, the global manufacturing and industrialization summit in Pittsburgh, USA GMIS-2022). Also, a number of Western countries, in particular the UK, introduce significant tax incentives for businesses in order to prevent an economic recession.

Among the sporting events, one can single out the next round of the UEFA Nations League, where the most interesting matches will be the confrontation between England and Germany, as well as the return match between Ukraine and Scotland. Read more about future sporting events on the portal. The full version of the video can be viewed at the following link:

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The Club of Experts has created a video with an overview of the events from September 19 to 25

The Expert Club YouTube channel has released another video review of current events and activities for the next week. In the new issue, the founder of the Club of Experts Maksim Urakin spoke about the main news in Ukraine and the world from August 19 to 25, 2022.

So, in Ukraine next week, several major events are expected to be dedicated to economic recovery and business support during martial law. In particular, the largest conference on youth entrepreneurship and student startups in Ukraine Startup Campus will start on Wednesday, the main speaker of which will be the Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine Mykhailo Fedorov, and on Thursday the annual Richelieu Forum dedicated to the architecture of a new model of public service will start.

In the world next week, the most anticipated event will be farewell to Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain. The ceremony is expected to be attended by many world leaders. In the economy, the main news could be a possible change in the monetary policy of the US Federal Reserve System, analysts predict a 30% chance of raising the Fed’s discount rate by 1 percentage point.

Football will dominate next week’s sporting events. As part of the qualification for the 2022 World Cup and the European League of Nations, important matches of the national teams will be held, among which one can single out the fundamental confrontation between two old rivals – Brazil and Argentina. More about this on the sports portal

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5 sets of awards were played at Zenit Open squash tournament in Kyiv

On August 27-28, the charity squash tournament “Zenit Ukraine Open 2022” was held on the courts of the capital’s fitness center “SPORT LIFE”. The competition was attended by players from Romania, USA, Moldova, Lithuania, as well as athletes from Kyiv, Lvov, Kharkov, Dnipro, Khmelnitsky, Poltava, Kherson and Odessa.
Among the participants were awarded awards in 5 categories. The winners of the competition were:
Category Lady:
1. Anna Tarasova;
2. Alina Nizdrakova;
3. Oksana Gerasimenko.
Category M3
1. Arayik Sargsyan;
2. Stepan Kobzev;
3. Alexander Stepanyuk.
Category M2:
1. Maria Lovko;
2. Yulia Sikalenko;
3. Dmitry Tokar.
Category M1:
1. Alexey Alekseenko;
2. Evgeny Popko;
3. Nikita Petrov.
Category PRO Men:
1. Ruslan Sorochinsky;
2. Denis Yard;
3. Nikita Panov.
This year the tournament was held in Kyiv for security reasons, while Odessa has been the traditional venue for the competition for many years. According to tournament organizers Dmitry Shcherbakov and Maxim Urakin, the return of Zenit Open to the Black Sea coast is planned for next year.
“For the last 10 years, the tournament has been held in Odessa, and we know it under the name Zenit Black Sea Open. Now, due to the war, we were forced to change traditions and move the venue to Kyiv. At the same time, we plan to return to Odessa courts next year,” Shcherbakov emphasized.
The executive director of the “All-Ukrainian Association of Squash Players” Oleksiy Usenko said that the association will contribute to the organization and holding of tournaments on a regular basis.
“The holding of such competitions improves the skills of our players and our cohesion, it is important not only to support Ukrainian sports, but also the country as a whole,” Usenko stressed.
According to the organizers, the money raised at the tournament will be directed to charity and assistance to Ukraine.
“Zenit Open” is the most famous and largest international squash tournament in the history of independent Ukraine. The scale of the championship is evidenced by the number of countries and participants, as well as a large number of organizations involved in the preparation and holding of the competition.
The main fitness partner of the event is the national network of fitness clubs No. 1 “SPORT LIFE”;
The main organizer of the tournament is “All-Ukrainian Association of Squash Players”;
The main information partner of the tournament is the news agency “Interfax Ukraine”;
The official sponsors were the company “MAXEVENTS” and the analytical center “Club of Experts”;

Prize fund partners – Eye and VICTOR;Partner – Public Association “UKRSADVINPROM”;
Prizes and gifts from the leading companies Tecnifibre and Reima;
The official water of the tournament is “KRAYNA”;
Official beer of the tournament from TERMOPUB;
Tea Partner – At Market;
Official hotel of the tournament – “FAVOR”;
Party partner restaurant – “OZERO”.

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Club of Experts releases video review of events that will take place in Ukraine and world from Aug 29 to Sept 4

YouTube channel “Club of Experts” – another video review of current events and events for the next week.
The founder of the club of experts Maksim Urakin, together with co-host Olga Levkun, spoke about the main news in Ukraine and the world from August 8 to 14, 2022.
So, in Ukraine, the next week will be quite rich in various events and activities. In particular, it is planned to hold several conferences and round tables dedicated to supporting the economy during the war, the prospects for the development of the banking sector, information security, etc. Such world-famous economists and politicians as Francis Fukuyama, Oliver Hart, Ivan Miklos, Leszek Balcerowicz are expected to speak.
Among the world events next week, one can single out the meetings of the heads of military and diplomatic departments of the EU countries, where Ukrainian representatives will also be present. The main topic of the meetings will be building up support for Ukraine. The publication of up-to-date statistical data by the world’s leading economies is also expected. Among sporting events, the main one is the start of one of the world’s major tennis tournaments – the US Open and EuroBasket 2022, which will be held in four countries at once. More about this on the sports portal
Also next week, several landmark international conferences and exhibitions are expected to take place, including the B-20-G-20 Dialogue in Indonesia and IFA-2022 in Berlin.
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