European Council on Tourism and Trade President Office organized on 6 December 2014 the official ceremony to present to the public the BEST EUROPEAN WINE FOR 2015 and to uncover the names of the BEST WINEMAKERS OF THE YEAR.
The ceremony is instrumental for HORECA and tourism industry representatives in keeping in touch with the news and the best wine producers from Europe in order to present this product`s for trade, for tourism events and for leisure and for the full comfort of the clients.
The EUROPEAN DIPLOMATIC WINE will be presented on all the venues and events organized by EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON TOURISM AND TRADE during 2015 and will be offered at protocol gifts to the world leaders and presented on the rostrums of World Best Tourist Destination and World Capital of Culture and Tourism as a part of the intangible European heritage.
On the occasion of the International Wine Fair-Good Wine 2014, the ceremony for unveiling EUROPEAN DIPLOMATIC WINE for 2015 has taken place.
The EUROPEAN DIPLOMATIC WINE selection is destined to present to the world the main values of European wine culture for 2015 and will represent the embodiment of the BEST EUROPEAN WINES FOR 2015.
From left to right: Deputy General Secretary of Government-Liviu Neagu, Mrs. Simona Man- Minister-President of National Tourism Authority, Prof.Dr. Anton Caragea-President of European Council on Tourism and Trade, Victor Deleanu-President Cotnari House of Wines-creator of DIPLOMATIC WINE, senator Ionel Agrigoroaei, Stefan Timofti-sommelier House of Wines-COTNARI.
The ceremony has taken place in the presence of the Diplomatic corps, accredited to European Council on Tourism and Trade, European personalities, European tourism Academy leadership, Minister of Tourism-Mrs. Simona Man-President of National Tourism Authority, European Parliament representatives and Deputy Secretary General of Romanian Government-Mr. Liviu Neagu.
The ceremony was opened by the tasting of the diplomatic wine-Feteasca Neagra (Black Girl) from Cotnari House of Wines, Dominium series.
The Prize for DIPLOMATIC WINE FOR 2015 creator- Chairman of COTNARI-House of Wine-Mr.Victor Deleanu.
The wines where introduced to the public by the Cotnari House of Wines sommelier –Stefan Timofti , who underlined the pure Romanian traits of Feteasca Neagra wine ilk, who’s traces in history goes as far as Cucuteni Culture (5.000 years ago),a perfect representative wine for Europe and House of Cotnari.
In sign of recognition of the intrinsic value of the Feteasca Neagra wine, produced by COTNARI House of Wines, the Deputy Secretary General of the Government, Mr. Liviu Neagu handover on behalf of European Council on Tourism and Trade the special prize for the wine maker George Malutan, who was hailed as the WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR.
Mr.Stefan Timofti-sommelier at COTNARI-House of Wines is unveiling the Grasa de Cotnari (place II at Diplomatic Wine 2015).
Afterwards was tasted the second place on diplomatic wine competition, the famous Fat Lady of Cotnari (Grasa de Cotnari), dry wine, a historical achievement.
The Grasa de Cotnari wine is an old traditional wine, in use at the Moldavian king’s court.
The wine expert and sommelier of COTNARI House of Wines, Mr. Stefan Timofti, outlined for the public benefit the main characteristics and the typical structure of the wine assortments from Grasa de Cotnari.
This is considered as a high quality and long lasting wine, famous around the world.
The Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei has presented the prize for BEST WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR to the Victor Deleanu – Chairman of COTNARI-House of Wines, in sign of recognition for his exertions in promoting European wines on international stage and for the tremendous achievement of being elected as the creator of the DIPLOMATIC WINE FOR 2015-Best wine of Europe.
President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea is presenting the DIPLOMATIC WINE-BUSUIOACA DE BOHOTIN FROM COTNARI HOUSE OF WINES
The long awaited moment, of EUROPEAN DIPLOMATIC WINE ceremony, had started with the public presentation of the best wine-Bohotin Basil (Busuioaca de Bohotin) an exceptional wine by his traits of persistence, pun gent aroma of exceptional quality.
The Busuioaca de Bohotin obtained the first place as the perfect wine, encompassing aroma, technologies and long lasting palates.
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President of European Council on Tourism and Trade, together with Tourism Minister President Mrs. Simona Man, presented the Chairman of COTNARI House of Wines Mr. Victor Deleanu with the Prize for DIPLOMATIC WINE FOR 2015.
This was in appreciation for the company role in promoting European wines and for constructing the wine that will be promoted for a year long period, as the quintessence of everything that European wine industry is having precious.
Ambassadors and diplomatic representatives accredited to European Council on Tourism and Trade on the venue of the Diplomatic Wine ceremony: center stage H.E. Vietnam Ambassador in Romania-Tran Xuan Thuy.
In the closing moments of the festivity, the ambassadors and European officials, took the opportunity to enjoy countless wines from COTNARI house of wines and received special wines, branded for the event, ambassador wines, that will spread the magic of the Romanian and European wines across the world.
Sharing a lighter moment: General Secretary of the Government-Liviu Neagu, Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei, and Venezuela Ambassador H.E. Victor Ramon Carazo.
The Ceremony for Diplomatic Wine for 2015 marked a central point in promoting European wines authentic values and highlighted the economical and oenological tourism potential of Europe on a world stage.