Diplomats, ministers and local officials attend this event.
Vine and Wine International Festival “Bacchus 2014”, which starts today in Union Square in the city of Focsani, remains an authentic celebration of gods’ nectar in this part of Europe.
Her Excellency, Huo Yuzhen, Ambassador of the people’s Republic of China to Romania, His Excellency Dr. Pande Lazarevski Ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia to Romania, as well as Ettore Ponzo (Piemont) Vice-President of European Committee of Wine Professionals, body affiliated with Assembly of European Wine Regions (AREV) and Romanian Minister of Economy, Constantin Nita attend the 22nd edition of the event, Vrancea County Council informs a press release.
Wednesday, the Chinese diplomat met President of Vrancea County Council, Marian Oprisan, and other local representatives. On this occasion she declared herself a volunteer to advertise and to promote Vrancea’s and Romanian wines. During the meeting, Oprisan presented the Ambassador of the Republic of China the wine sector opportunities of Vrancea and the main strategic lines of county’s development.
Later, Huo Yuzhen visited the Odobesti Royal cellar, historical monument, and its collection of aged wines. She also received a bottle of Pinor Gris, made from harvest 1954 Cotesti vineyard. The choice was not random, as 1954 is the ambassador’s year birth.
The first contact between Vrancea’s wine producers and Chinese market were facilitated by County Council at the 2010 edition, when His Excellency Liu Zengwen Ambassador of the Republic of China to Bucharest at that time, came to Focsani accompanied by an important delegation of Chinese businessmen.
For four days, Bacchus will share to passers the wealth of autumn: wine, grapes, apples and nuts. Wine God brings old traditions for thousands of years from Vrancea Mountains.
Be it ‘Chip?ru?ul’ – a dance with burial masks from Nereju, be it the horn signals of Spulber or the ‘Fire of Sumedru, in’s about the taste of authentic traditions you will found them here, at the festival.
‘Young Talent’ and ‘Folklore Festival “Songs of Old Vine’ are the contests which make Vine and Wine International Festival in Focsani a special event.
At the end of four days of joy, the famous Italian singer Al Bano and the well known Saragossa Band will complete “Bacchus 2014”.