Bulgaria is among the top ten EU member states in wine production. This was announced by the Deputy Minister of Economy and Industry Yanko Topalov during the opening of the 30th edition of the International Exhibition of Viticulture and Wine ‘VINARIA’, which takes place from today to 25 February at the International Fair Plovdiv.
‘Behind the positive statistics is the work of all of you — Bulgarian wine growers,’ Topalov said. He also pointed out that wine-making is not just statistics, but a product with cultural dimensions and recalled that wine-making is already part of our intangible cultural heritage.
‘Through initiatives like today’s one more opportunity is given for the presentation of Bulgarian wines and their positioning on foreign markets,’ commented Yanko Topalov. In his words, one of the priorities of the Ministry of Economy and Industry is not only to preserve, but also to develop our country’s traditionally leading positions in wine production.
For the eighth time in a row, the International Exhibition of Viticulture and Wine is held together with the International Agricultural Exhibition AGRA and the International Exhibition of Food and Beverages, Packaging, Machinery and Technology FOODTECH. More than 600 companies from 25 countries are represented in the three exhibitions this year.
The event was attended by Minister of Agriculture Yavor Gechev, Minister of Tourism Ilin Todorov, Minister of Health Assen Medjidiev, representatives of the management of International Fair Plovdiv AD and others.