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Envoy Hosts Bulgarian Wine Tasting
Amb. Petar Andonov Active in Promoting Bulgaria
Bulgarian Ambassador to Seoul Petar Andonov (2nd from left) poses with CEO Jair Agopian (left) of Telish, Sec. Gen. Lee Kyung-Ho (right) of Korea Wine Assocation, and with Ms. Kim Go-Woon of Korea Wine Association at Bugarian Wine Tasting Party held at Bulgarian Embassy in Seoul on April 17, 2014.

Bulgarian Ambassador to South Korea Petar Andonov hosted "Bulgarian Wine Tasting Party" at his embassy in Hannam-dong in Seoul on April 16th (Wednesday), 2014.

A variety of top notch Bulgarian wine were served along with authentic Bulgarian dishes at the wine tasting event. The event started 6 p.m. and lasted until 9 p.m. on the day.

Scores of guests from all waks of life were invited to the wine tasting event.

Among the guests were CEO Jair Agopian (left) of Telish, Sec. Gen. Lee Kyung-Ho of Korea Wine Assocation, and Ms. Kim Go-Woon of Korea Wine Association.

The Wine Museum in Pleven, Bulgaria

Different European wines, Bulgaria makes typically Bulgarian wines which are of international quality. Wine is called a “drink of gods and kings” in the nation.

Bulgaria has over 70 wineries and wine cellars, all privately owned. It processes some 700 000 tons of grapes per year. In 2013 Bulgaria produced up to 200 million liters of wine. There are more than 25 varieties of white and red wines produced with registered trademarks in the nation.

Wines of Bulgarian production enjoy world-wide fame, garnering a number of global awards. The superior taste of Bulgarian wines due to the specific climatic and geographic characteristics, and the ancient tradition of wine-making.

The most competitive sector of the Bulgarian food industry over 80 percent Bulgarian wine is exported to Russia, UK, US, Canada, Norway, the Netherlands, Japan, and South Korea. Bulgaria is the world’s second largest exporter of bottled wine.

In South Korea Bulgarian wines are more popular than Bulgarian yogurts. Even North Korea imported 100,000 US dollars’ worth of wine, whisky, vodka from Bulgaria in 2013.

Wine is the most popular alcoholic beverages in Bulgaria along with beer. Evidences say wine growing and production started as early as 6,500 years ago in the nation, making it the oldest documented wine producing region in the world.

Bulgarian wines displayed at Bugarian Wine Tasting Party held at Bulgarian Embassy in Seoul on April 17, 2014

In 1980s Bulgaria was the second largest wine producer in the world. But the industry declined after the collapse of communism. Wine production is on the steady increase.

Embassy of Bulgaria
723- 42 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu
Seoul (140-894) Republic of Korea
Tel: 794-8625/Fax: 794-8627
bgembassy.seoul@gmail.com




 

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