The second edition in Cluj of RO – Wine | The International Wine Festival of Romania has had an audience that has exceeded the expectations – 3,000 visitors have enjoyed the wines and delicacies presented during the two days of festival, compared to the 1,700 participants of last year.
On Saturday morning, during the first hours of the festival, managers and active persons in charge of HoReCa industry benefitted from a private tour of the festival, and the answer to this invitation was overwhelming, participants being not only businessmen from Cluj, but from all over Transilvania and even from Banat. The area proved to be too small during both afternoons, due to the great number of wine lovers in permanent increase in Cluj.
One of the revelations of the fair was Chef Nicolai Tand, whose traditional stand, with bread, bacon, zacuscă and cheese was always crowded. Liviu Popescu, former jury of Master Chef and co-organizer of the festival, also enchanted the audience with smoked goose dishes made available by Galicea Mare Winery.
A special place was occupied by the RO – Wine ambassador, Nicolae of Romania, whose presence was widely appreciated both among exhibitors and among visitors, thus the hundreds – or even thousands – of photographs that were made.
“There were, surprisingly, a lot of people, to the joy of exhibitors, as well as ours, as organizers. I had the pleasure to discover, the same as last year, a different attitude, a vide that one can rarely find elsewhere, a mixture of relaxation, warmth and good mood which translates into an extraordinary climate. We had many special persons, from journalists and bloggers to professional athletes, from HoReCa professionals to businessmen, all united by their passion for wine and gourmet products. I felt that our work of selecting premium and super-premium wines was fully rewarded by the enthusiasm of people that passed through our doorway”, declared Marinela V. Ardelean, co-organizer of the event.
RO – Wine will return to Cluj next year, for sure, in the last weekend of October. Until then, RO – Wine Bucharest, which will take place between 30 and 31 May 2020, is being prepared, registrations following to end by the end of this year.