7th International specialized exhibition-tasting
Wine Card

November 8-10, 2012
Hall 1, Pavilion 1, Crocus Expo IEC

The 7th International specialized exhibition-tasting Wine Card opened wide the doors of the first pavilion Crocus Expo IEC to all connoisseurs of refined taste.

Exhibition Wine Card is a unique event incorporating experts, specialists, restaurateurs, suppliers and manufacturers for professional networking and discussion of urgent issues the modern wine related community faces today. There are no similar events in Russia. One can state with confidence that the exhibition plays an important role in improvement of wine cards at the best restaurants of Moscow, Moscow suburbs and other regions of the country.

Wine Card is the Russia’s only dedicated on-trade wine event, where vetted suppliers showcase wines, accessories and equipment and connect with key buyers and decision makers from the restaurant, pub and hotel trade.

The event repeatedly confirmed its urgency and demand. Its format allows not only to sort out subtleties and surprising merits of magnificent wines, slightly opening secrets of modern manufacturing techniques, not only surprises with a variety of presented brands, but also promotes public awareness of wine-making traditions, increasing culture of consumption of wine in Russia.

The exhibit space increases with every edition. The number of participants also grows. About 60 companies from Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain and other countries presented the best wines of the world on the exhibit space comprising about 2600 sq m. The exposition included also stands dedicated to special equipment (cabinets for wine storage, refrigerators, etc.) and wine related accessories (glasses, wine glasses, decanters, uncork items, screw caps). The number of attendees exceeded 1500 people!

The Gala Opening Ceremony of the 7th International specialized exhibition-tasting Wine Card took place November 8 at 01:00 p.m. in the first pavilion Crocus Expo IEC. Arkady Zlotnikov, Deputy Director General ZAO CROCUS INTERNATIONAL, traditionally presented the opening ceremony. Participants of the event:

All speakers noted a considerable role of the exhibition Wine Card in improvement of esthetic taste of the population, warmly thanked the organizers for the invitation to the fiesta of wine and unanimously expressed confidence in the further development of the exhibition event.

The permanent director of Wine Card exhibition, Mr. Avanesov, expressed gratitude to participants, attracted attention of the audience to the variety of presented brands and wished visitors to spend time pleasantly.

Products from loyal project’s participants were of especial interest: companies Luding, Tsentral’naya Stantsiya, Rusvintorg, Alianta Group, Fort, Veld 21, Mistral alko, S-2 Firm, Aroma Trade House, AST International, Russkaya Vino-Konyachnaya company, Proshyansk cognac plant, Mosazervinzavod and others.

The exhibitors from Portugal were the highlight of the trade fair – PORTURUSSO company, – which were officially presented in Russia by RTDB Holding.

New exhibitors were also noted by the visitors: Palais Royal, East European Distribution company, Kaskad Logistik, United Distributors, Alco Chile, Torre Oria and Martin Akva.

The main feature of Wine Card is replacement of habitual stands with tasting tables. Nevertheless there were also stands of accompanying goods made from glass and crystal from Roneks, Elitar, Saxony Porcelain and Henckels KMV.

Alongside with tasting sets of wine production, the participants presented certain amount of strong alcoholic beverages, coffee and baked goods. Fan Fan, Bonape and Tarpan  companies for the first time joined the exhibition whose appetizing bakery products were of huge demand. Visitors also had an opportunity to try and perceive riches of flavour and aroma, well-balanced and fullness of coffee, Compagnia Della’Arabica and Mozart Kaffe, from Ladya company.

For the years of its history Wine Card exhibition proved its importance both for visitors and for participants. For experts and restaurateurs the event serves as a convenient platform for wholesale purchases of the best grades of collection wines, establishment of contacts with potential suppliers.

The event offered a perfect opportunity to promote your corporate image as well as create greater market awareness throughout Russia, to establish new and strengthen existing contacts and to present full range of services and products.