ZAGREB, Nov 18 (Croatia Sun News) – The 14th edition of the wine and food festival “VINOcom” will be held in Zagreb’s Hotel Esplanade on November 22 and 23 with more than 300 exhibitors taking part in the event.
The exhibitors are mostly wine makers and producers of delicatessen products from Croatia and Europe and Slovakia is this year’s country-partner, the festival’s organisers told a press conference on Monday.
“Zagreb VINOcom in one of the oldest festivals in Croatia that promotes wine, food and general table etiquette. I believe that this year again it will attract a large number of visitors and experts and I hope that we will meet their expectations similarly to previous years,” the festival’s director, Ivan Dropuljic said.
Apart from presenting and providing tasting of more than 200 types of wine, and lots of different cheeses, prosciutto, kulen salami and sweets, about a dozen workshops will be organised during the festival.
Speaking on behalf of Slovakia as the country-partner of this year’s festival, public relations consultant in the Slovak Embassy in Zagreb, Jan Stark, said that he was pleased with the cooperation which he believes can continue considering the similarities between the two countries.
“Three wine-makers from Slovakia will be exhibiting and talks are already underway about continuing cooperation so that Croatian wines can be presented in Bratislava and Slovak wines in Zagreb. Slovakia has a long tradition of wine-making and over the past few years it has won medals at international wine competitions,” Stark underscored, adding that Slovakia’s per capita wine consumption is 12.5 litres annually and that about 600,000 hectolitres of wine is produced each year.
This year as in previous years the festival will have a humanitarian component and certain proceeds will be donated to the RokOtok association which promotes strengthening ties between children and parents through various activities.