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WINE&SPIRITS UKRAINE was held in Kiev on March 29-31

WINE&SPIRITS UKRAINE expo is one of the most significant events in the wine and alcohol industry of Ukraine. It is a platform for establishing business relations between wine and alcoholic beverage producers, retailers, sommeliers, restaurateurs, importers and distributors from Ukraine and abroad. In just a few days, WINE&SPIRITS UKRAINE will be held again at the Kyiv International Exhibition Center.

“Despite russian military in Ukraine, our business continues to work, and the national economy needs support. Interest in Ukrainian products and demand for them are growing both abroad and at the domestic market. We have just returned from ProWein international expo in Dusseldorf, where the national Wines of Ukraine stand was presented for the first time, and, in total, 12 Ukrainian wineries participated in the fair. It showed that our wines are successful all over the world, our export of this product is constantly growing, and our wines deserve the attention of both foreign and national consumers. We cannot waste time and opportunities, so we decided to hold our event this spring,” comments Viktoriya Agromakova, founder and organizer of WINE&SPIRITS UKRAINE.

The list of participants of the Wine&Spirits Ukraine exhibition currently includes 36 companies, but it is constantly updated. This year, for obvious reasons, only companies from Ukraine are taking part in the expo, among them are large, medium and craft winemakers, alcohol and beer producers. For them, this is a great opportunity to find new contacts and sign contracts with national retail chains, retail stores and HoReCa. For buyers, there is an opportunity to expand the range of quality Ukrainian wines, beer and spirits.

For the first time, the combined stands of the Association of Craft Winemakers of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Association of Craft Distillers will be presented. 10 manufacturers will showcase their products at each stand.

You can learn more about the participants here.

Durig the expo, Ukraine Wine&Spirits Awards international tasting competition will traditionally take place. The competition is held with the support and participation of the Association of Sommeliers of Ukraine and the International Association of Sommeliers in accordance with the standards of the International Organization of Grapes and Wine, OIV. The jury of the competition this time includes well-known Ukrainian wine experts, sommeliers, as well as buyers of retail chains.

A long-time partner of WINE&SPIRITS UKRAINE — the “UKRSADVYNPROM” union — will traditionally host the Wine&Spirits Congress at the exhibition. The head of the union, Volodymyr Pechko, emphasizes that this year the topic of the discussion panel is the issue of supporting the viticulture industry during war and post-war period. Participants of the discussion panel will learn more about potential and existing programs, projects and grants to support Ukrainian winegrowers and winemakers.

Whenl: March 30 from 12:00 to 14:00.

Where: pavilion 1A, conference hall #3.

During the expo, the Ukrainian Association of Craft Distillers will organize a round table on the topic of “Simplification of distillate production conditions for small producers”. The event will take place on March 30 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., pavilion 1A, conference hall #3.

It may also be interesting for industry representatives to visit the specialized events that will be held by WorldFood Ukraine. The organizers invite producers, associations, regional development agencies, advisory services, profile media and everyone who is interested in the development of partnerships and cooperation, to join the Round Table named “Partnerships in the food market: how to unite to develop?”

When: March 31, 11:00-13:00

Where: pavilion #1, entrance 1A, conference hall #3.

Specialists and market insiders, including Svitlana Tsybak, Head of the Association of Craft Winemakers of Ukraine, will discuss the opportunities and problems of uniting market players in the production, promotion, sales and export of food and beverages, as well as analyze successful national and international cases.

Registration of visitors online:

More information about the events and participants of WINE&SPIRITS UKRAINE can be found on Facebook and Instagram pages.

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November 2-4, 2021

IEC, 15, Brovarsky ave, Kiev.

WINE&SPIRITS Ukraine – The Fourth International Exhibition – a meeting place for wine, spirits and beer producers from all over the world with importers, sommeliers, distributors, representatives of retail and restaurant business from Ukraine and abroad.

Among the participants of the exhibition are well-known Ukrainian producers of wines and spirits in Ukraine and abroad – Chateau Chizay, 46 Parallel, Beykush, Prince Trubetskoy, Inkerman, Prestige Group, Odesos, Koblevo, Cotnar and small winemakers and producers of craft spirits.

Also, manufacturers from Armenia, Argentina, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Georgia, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Lithuania, Moldova, Portugal, USA and France, already represented on the Ukrainian market or only planning to enter it, will present their products.

BeerEx Ukraine – the exposition of beer and low-alcohol drinks will be presented for the third time in the framework of Wine&Spirits Ukraine and will bring together not only Ukrainian craft and industrial producers, but also breweries from the Czech Republic, Spain, Belgium and other countries.

In addition to alcoholic beverages, the exhibition will feature technologies for winemaking and brewing, and packaging.

For Ukrainian manufacturers, the exhibition is not only an opportunity to expand the representation of their brands in all regions of Ukraine, but also an export platform, since among the visitors there are buyers from other countries – USA, Japan, Canada, Portugal, Kenya, Lithuania, Slovakia, Denmark, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, The Netherlands, India, Great Britain, Kazakhstan, etc.

The rich business program of the exhibition will attract the attention of the leading market players.

So on November 2, the Tre Bicchieri World Tour will take place – for the first time in Ukraine, the main Italian media holding Gambero Rosso will present the best wines of Italy, the winners of Tre Bicchieri – Three glasses of the VINI d’Italia wine guide – the highest award for Italian producers!

To select the best of the best, experts taste more than 44,000 wines throughout the year, and only 1% of them will receive the honorary Tre Bicchieri – 476 in 2021. And this wines will be presented by Italian winemakers in Kiev – the first city that will meet the winners right after the grandiose awards ceremony in Rome!

Wine&Spirits Congress with the support and participation of the Association Ukrsadvinprom will raise the topic of promotion to export markets, as well as separate panels will be devoted to retail and HoReCa – within the Wine&Spirits Retail and Resto Forum, senior executives and off-trade experts, restaurateurs and sommeliers will share their experience in the development of modern trade in wine and spirits, the rules of “entering the chain”, and will also be awarded for the best representation in the store and the best list of wines and spirits.

Within the framework of the exhibition, the Fourth International Tasting Competition Ukraine Wine&Spirits Awards will be held with the support and participation Association of Sommelier of Ukraine and the International Sommelier Association. The competition will bring together 50 best professionals of the wine industry of Ukraine and Europe, who will blindly taste the products in order to choose the most worthy wines and spirits presented on the Ukrainian market. Companies will be able to place all medals received at the competition on the label of their product in the future.

Also, the guests will receive training seminars on previously little-known wine regions – Switzerland, Bulgaria and Armenia.

A series of master classes with the best wines of Italy from Marco Sabelico – editor-in-chief of Gambero Rosso, as well as presentations from Italian, Georgian, Moldovan, French and other producers who will not only present their wines, but also talk about the peculiarities of terroir and wine production in their region.

Visitors of the exhibition are sommeliers, importers, distributors, buyers of HoReCa, retail and e-commerce will be able to familiarize themselves with a wide range of wines, alcoholic beverages and beer, get an idea of ​​new product lines in the alcoholic sector to expand their range and choose the most favorable purchasing conditions.

Wine&Spirits Ukraine and BeerEx Ukraine exhibitions will be held simultaneously with the largest international food and beverage exhibition in Ukraine WorldFood Ukraine.

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