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Discover the love for wine at RO-Wine, together with Cornel Ilie and Virgil Ianțu! Workshops, a RO-Wine scholarship, but also a VIP area are some of the news of the edition held on 19th and 20th of May!

For the third consecutive year, the wine is again the main star at RO-Wine | The International Wine Festival of Romania, and we are starting the journey of the best Romanian and international wines, in a premium event that talks about the elegance and the excellence of top wines. The story is written this year by the event’s hosts, Marinela V. Ardelean, Liviu and Mihai Popescu, together with Cornel Ilie and Virgil Ianțu, RO-Wine Ambassadors, and all wine lovers which we are waiting for on 19th and 20th of May, at Fratelli Studios.

“I like the beginnings, and I also like to learn. I am not an expert or a very good connoisseur of wine varieties, but I like the elegance combined, in the same time, with the relaxation that forms the ritual of a tradition that links friendships. Wine seems to me like a drink of educated people, of passionate ones, a drink for artists. I am glad to have entered into a new world but old at the same time, and I am proud to be the ambassador of an elegant festival by definition: RO-Wine”, said Cornel Ilie.

“As we need education in any field, so I think that in order to enjoy quality wine, you need to know its story, how it was born, what life it had and why you want to have it as a friend. I am delighted to be the Ambassador of RO-Wine, the festival that brings together storytellers, listeners, and future wine friends. I hope we will appreciate together some of the most outstanding Romanian and international wines”, said Virgil Ianţu.

Over 350 top wines, carefully selected, are offered for participants to taste at this edition of the festival! The wine lovers will have a unique experience and will be delighted with many surprises, such as a VIP area, where they can meet over 100 premium wines presented by top experts in the field. An exceptional selection of Champagne by 12 producers, a gourmet section, as well as the opportunity to taste the uniqueness of “extreme” wines, will make this event an unforgettable experience.

“We will enjoy, at this edition, a special selection of “extreme” wines. Among them, there are wines made at stunning altitudes to the sea level or Hannibal or Homer’s favorite wines. At the same time, I am pleased to announce, for the first time, the RO-Wine scholarship as one of the most important news with which the third edition of the festival is coming!

It is a 6-week scholarship worth € 10,000, in northern Italy, in Treviso, from September to October 2018, offered by GiottoConsulting in partnership with RO-Wine, through which we want to support and encourage future wine specialists. I can not wait to find out who will enjoy the experience of the formative program from Valdobbiadene, the most important sparkling wine district in Italy!”, said Marinela V. Ardelean.

All young people passionate about wine area, who took classes or are studying oenology, chemistry, microbiology or food science, and want to pursue a career in this field, are invited to send us their CV, together with a letter of intent, on info@romaniawinefestival.com, and convince us that they fit our profile. The closing date for registration is 20th June.

This formative training is fully funded and will take place in the GiottoConsulting’s laboratories. Grape chemical and microbiological analytical methods, winemaking protocols, fermentation control and management, wine tasting and wine selections are just a few of the topics covered by this program.

Also, during the two days of the festival, visitors will have the opportunity to participate in amazing workshops, presented by international experts, which will complement the wine experience.

On 19th of May, Stefano Saderi will hold the workshop: “What is quality?…In a profitable wine business”, while Roberto Bartolomeo Lepori will explore the theme of extreme wines: “Extreme wines from heroic viticulture”. On Sunday, May 20th, wine lovers can meet at the masterclass: “The wine in the future” with Helmuth Koecher, founder and president of the Merano Wine Festival – one of the most exclusive events in Europe, with a long history for almost 30 years.

Access to workshops and masterclasses is based on a ticket, separate from the festival, which can be purchased from romaniawinefestival.com.The price for each workshop is 150 lei and 200 lei for the masterclass.

The entrance to RO-Wine is based on a ticket, which can be purchased online from bilete.ro (https://www.bilete.ro/ro-wine/ro-wine-19-20-mai-2018). The price of a standard ticket is 50 lei. Those who want a wider experience into the wine’s world will have the chance to taste over 100 premium wines, in limited edition or from private collections, if they choose a VIP ticket, worth 400 lei.

Thank you to all our partners: Banca Transilvania, Selgros România, CEZ Vânzare, Aqua Carpatica, Nespresso, and our media partners: Adevarul.ro, Biz, Cariere, Digi FM, Horeca Insight, IQads, Life.ro, Luxury, National Geographic România, Nine O’ Clock, OK!Magazine România, OZB, Sette Giorni, Smark și Trends HRB.