December 17, 2015
Action gives Russian Wine Lovers a Treat in an event organised for New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
New Zealand wines recently became a talking point in Moscow, as Action Russia organised a tasting of the country’s prized produce at the Embassy of New Zealand on behalf of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE).
The event was well attended by wine bloggers and journalists, from leading Russian trade, food and travel media including Discovery, HoReCa magazine and Wine Card magazine. New Zealand’s Ambassador to Russia, H.E. Hamish Cooper, welcomed participants at the occasion.
All those at the event also enjoyed a lecture on New Zealand’s wine regions, while given the lowdown on New Zealand’s winegrowing and winemaking history by famous Russian sommelier, Leonid Gelibterman, President of the International Enogastronomic Center.
Crowds at the occasion also had the opportunity to taste wines produced by leading New Zealand wineries including Te Mata’s Cape Crest, Villa Maria’s Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc, Ribbonwood’s Riesling, Sileni’s Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc, Brancott Estate’s Sauvignon Blanc and Brancott Estate’s South Island Pinot Noir. Wide coverage of the event ensued in both print and online media.