Festival "Red wine"
• Festival "Red wine"
C 12 to 14 January 2013 in the city of Mukachevo went eighteenth annual festival "Red wine". For 18 consecutive years, from around the Transcarpathia and neighboring countries attracts the best winemakers to showcase their wines and share skills.
Winemakers offer guests to taste the different wines: white, red and rosé, dry, sweet, semi-sweet. For every taste and color was your lover.
Our Transcarpathian wine is always appreciated and received gold and silver medals at the World and European wine competitions.
For three days, the central part of the city is transformed into a huge tasting area.
The festival was founded in 1996 and is one of the most popular festivals, not only in the Carpathian region, but also in Ukraine.
The festival presented such as the known varieties Troyanda Transcarpathians, Leanka, Riesling, Traminer, Muller Thurgau, Cabernet, Sauvignon, Merlot, Furmint, Muscat et al.
The wine is offered free to try.
The most expensive wines are considered vintage.
According to rough estimates, for three days the festival was visited by 55-60 thousand. Man, it was sold about 75 thousand. Liters of wine.
Per liter noble beverage requested from 30 to 250 hryvnia.
The wine served with cinnamon and honey, nutmeg and different herbs, served with wine even rum.
The most popular drink at the festival was the mulled wine (hot wine).
The festive spirit was manifested in the late afternoon.
The most delicious wine, which I was able to taste the festival, called "Unicum" and "Black Doctor".
Local artists painted a caricature of children and adults.
Also, the festival offers a variety of snacks: cheese, barbecue, cauldron, stew, krumpli, piknitsa, pigs, stuffed cabbage.
In this year updated the logo of the festival. It became more refined and enjoyable.
For the festival it was specially made statue of the god of wine Bacchus (sculptor Mykola Shmatko).
Local Kolyadniki clocked large crowds.
Did you know that in ancient Greece, for the expansion of the wine bouquet, the wine was mixed with seawater.
"Prize" Foundation for the third place.
"Prize" Foundation for second place.
As every year, the winners of a prize, give a horse, a calf and a lamb.
Summing up the festival and awarding the winners.
As always, the festival was a sincere and warm atmosphere. I was very pleased not only to entertain his friends, who came specially for the holiday, but also strangers. During these days I have had time to take "orders" in the Transcarpathian home-made wine from many friends from all over Ukraine.