Partnership A delegation from the Ukrainian wine trade association was received on Tuesday at the Cité du vin de Bordeaux
Volodymyr Kucherenko, general manager of Ukrvinprom and director of the Ukrainian Wine Institute. — Cité du Vin /XTU architects
- A delegation from the Ukrainian wine industry was received on Tuesday at the Cité du vin.
- An endowment of 500 bottles of Ukrainian wine was brought to the Cité du Vin to promote the vintages of this country at war.
- A mark of support for the sector in the difficult context and while the work in the vineyard continue under the bombardments.
Some 500 bottles of Ukrainian wines arrived at the City of wine, which welcomed a delegation from the interprofession of this country at war, this Tuesday. “It”s incredible with the current times that all these wines have been able to cross all borders and arrive here,” said Florence Maffrand, head of wine partnerships and international sponsorship for the foundation of the City some wine. A strong show of support as the conflict with Russia wreaks havoc in the country, since February 24, 2022.
Hope to replant after the war
< p>“Of course it’s very dangerous to be in the vineyards under the continuing shelling but we continue our work, says Volodymyr Kucherenko, director general of Ukrvinprom,’ Interprofession of the Ukrainian wine sector and director of the Ukrainian Wine Institute. Many vineyards are destroyed and many are degraded, war is a horrible thing.” Today, 39,100 hectares of vines are located in territories controlled by Ukraine, compared to 45,000 in Ukraine. 48,000 hectares before the conflict. “I hope that after the war we will be able to replant the vines damaged by the bombardments,” adds Volodymyr Kucherenko.
While the port of Odessa was an important export point for the sector, it tries to adapt and resist as much as possible. There are “other paths”, assures Volodymyr Kucherenko who stresses that the war “will pass”. With this partnership, it is also a question for the interprofession of remaining visible. “The French but also the tourists from all over the world who come to the City will be able to see that Ukraine is not only a country at war but also a producer of very good wine, this will be an opportunity to learn more about its culture.”
“”We received a very nice endowment from Ukraine and we will schedule the tastings over time, sometimes at the belvedere, sometimes in part of our cultural programming, explains Florence Maffrand. There is great diversity; of wines, even if it’s mostly of reds. Tastings will highlight specific grape varieties and other international ones.”
La Cité’s team of sommeliers wine has been briefed on the Ukrainian domains and the director of Ukrvinprom assures him, the 21 best wines of his country are at hand. discover in the Bordeaux setting. He hopes to raise his glass soon. the victory of his country.