Another exhibition of “Vyno dienos 2016” has ended. This two-day exhibition was started in 2005 and celebrated its 12th year this May. Over the years, the exhibition has attracted more and more wine enthusiasts and therefore need more space—so, this was the second year the exhibition was held in the Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre LITEXPO.
Upon entering the fair, the assistants gave you an empty wine glass, a catalogue of all the participants, and an exhibition map. And then the journey begins.
Participants from abroad presented wines from all over the world. This year, visitors were able to try Italian, Georgian, Hungarian, and Romanian wines as well as French, Italian, Spanish, Chilean, Armenian and German. Manufacturers came not only to look for distributors, but also to introduce their products to wine lovers and to expand Lithuanian knowledge about wines, varietals, and taste. Many different varietals were presented, including Pinot Grio, Syrah, Chardonay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and others. Japanese sake was also presented.
During the fair, visitors were able to meet wine club, sommelier association, and school members, and had the opportunity to taste different type of cheese as well as Italian and Spanish food. There were several Lithuanian wine and mead producers in attendance, including Rinkuškiai, Obela, Dundulis, Šušvės midus, Bosca, and others. Visitors had a chance to book trips to wine regions, as several wine tour and wine course organizers were in attendance.
Visitors had a chance to listen to the speakers corner and the professional lectures where lecturers came from all over the world to talk about their experiences. In the speakers corner, visitors were learned about serving wine and heard success stories from individuals in the wine industry. The lecure and tasting hall covered a wide range of topics, starting with exclusive tastings of Georgian, Chilean, and grand cru wines. Attendees were able to deepen their knowledge through discussions at various booths with wine makers, importers, and others.
All in all, Vyno dienos 2016 had 51 booths and was a well-organized event. Wine lovers were able to discover new and different wines, and also had the opportunity to talk with foreign wine makers and Lithuanians professionals. The variety of wines is fascinating, so it is important to taste the nuances that come from grape varietals, production traditions, and the people who created the wine. The exhibition is a place where you can talk with the wine makers, listen to their stories, and truly feel the spirit of the vineyards.
For more information visit Vyno Dienos website.