Farewell to Wine Expo in Helsinki?

21 03 2016

For several reasons Wine Expo in Helsinki has to be renewed or there has to come decision to stop keeping the fair.

  • Only Spanish bodegas were enough interested in to be exhibitors with country department. Visited Bodegas Penafiel and tasted two nice Crianzas.

 

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  • Almost as many beer exhibitors as wine exhibitors or importers. What beer has to do with wines?

 

  • Entrance fee 23€ and you were forced to take tasting glass with you.

 

However, tasted few wines. From Hewitson always reliable Ned & Henry, Le Lecateur and Miss Harry. One of the best wineries in the world come from Australia.

http://www.hewitson.com.au/

 

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From Sweden wine agent Granqvist offered wines from Scriani, Amarone Della Valpolicella and Valpolicella Ripasso. These wines differed from standard similar wines, especially Amarone. It was not that sweet as Amarones typicall are. Also the strong aroma of stable make this wine extraordinary.

http://www.scriani.it/

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But with same setup prefer to visit wine importers own events and new Champagne tasting in April sounds more interesting than Wine Expo in the future.


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21 03 2016
Debra Kolkka

My sister has a vineyard and winery in Australia. Curly Flat produces some of the best Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the country. She was involved in a wine show in Helsinki in October. It was very well attended.

21 03 2016
reijosfood

That must have been event only for Australian wines. Wine Expo is the oldest, but same Magazine was behind both events.

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