III Black Sea Winemaking Forum under the high patronage of the OIV

OIV patronage for Russian wine event

This year, the third Black Sea Winemaking Forum is held under the high patronage of the OIV (International Organization of Vine and Wine). Forum takes place in Russian sea resort Sochi, between June 30 and July 1 and its official partner is Union of Winegrowers and Winemakers of Russia (UWWR).
It is not surprising that sixteen Crimean wineries participated in last year's forum. And this year? Inkerman winery became its general partner, and wineries AlmaValley and Massandra became its official partners. Crimean Massandra winery used to be managed by Ukrainian government and now, after the annexation of Crimea, the responsible one is Putin. Jean-Maria Aurand, General Director of the OIV, will be on an thin ice there.

Political aspect