Spanish wines are headed to Russia this fall. The 13th Spanish Wine Exhibition will be touching down in Moscow and St. Petersburg on October 23rd and 25th, at the Marriott Novy Arbat and the Sojos Palace Bridge, respectively. These events cater primarily to industry professionals such as chefs, sommeliers and the trade media, and an excellent turnout is expected in both cities: more than 1,000 in Moscow and around 700 in St. Petersburg. The exhibition is being organized jointly by ICEX and Spain’s Commercial Office in Russia.
Several top-flight Spanish wineries will participate, among them CVNE, Torres, Marqués de Cáceres, Codorníu, González Byass and La Rioja Alta, and some of Spanish biggest wine distributors in Russia will also be in attendance, such as OKB, Simple, Vinoterra and Marine Express.
In addition to the exhibition, seminars and presentations will be offered. Moscow attendees will be able to enjoy master classes entitled “Cava, a success story,” “Wines from northwest Spain,” and “Classic, modern and Neoclassical Rioja,” while those in St. Petersburg will be entitled “Sherry, the universal wine,” “Four styles of Verdejo wine,” and “Bio & Organic in Spain.”
Russia is an important market for Spanish producers, importing 120 million euros worth of wine in 2016, and Spain ranks among the top three in terms of volume and value. What’s more, it is expected to improve its position going forward.
Presentations and master classes at the event will cover topics such as cava, Rioja wines, wines from northwest Spain, and Sherry