A new spot on the wine events map
Odessa Wine Week is a new but extremely promising player among the wine events of Eastern Europe. Odessa Wine Week was first held in 2021. It develops as a regular annual event. Participants of the event are experts in the wine industry, scientists, government officials, national and foreign wine associations, tourism industry, producers of wine-related products and technologies, marketers, wine experts, journalists. Audience consists of representatives of the professional wine community, HoReCa, retail; wine enthusiasts; mass audience (residents of the region, tourists).
The mission of the wine event
Odessa Wine Week unites the efforts of the Ukrainian wine community aimed at the development of the wine market of Ukraine and enogastronomic tourism, the dissemination of knowledge, the development of wine and gastronomic culture, the creation of interregional and international relations, the promotion of the brand “Ukrainian wine”, the integration of Ukraine into the world wine community. Odessa is the main sea gate of Ukraine, a city with unique cultural traditions, including in the field of winemaking and gastronomy.
2021: the Odessa Wine Week’s debut
87 speakers from 18 countries (from Austria to Japan) took part in 15 massive wine events. During Odessa Wine Week, the following events took place: the All-Ukrainian tasting competition “Odessa Wine & Spirit Awards”, conference “Innovative tools in viticulture in climate change” ⁃ International Symposium OENOVITI International Network 2021, the author’s tasting from the OWW guest – Vinos de La Luz for HoReCa and retail representatives, Wine Future Forum, circular tasting from OWW partners and participants; expositions: from corkscrews from the collection of sculptor Andrei Lyubov or photographs – from co-author of the Blue Bird tour, Alexander Baron, to tractors; Project “Best Riedel glass for Odessa Black variety” – selection of the optimal Riedel glass for local wine Odessa Black; conference “Wine and gastronomic tourism – a driver of development of tourist destinations”; “Air Tasting” – an air trip with a tasting on board the plane of the 5 best Ukrainian wines and dishes of Odessa cuisine; XI gastronomic festival “Yes, delicious” for a mass audience of visitors – residents of the region and tourists.