The wine festival “Wine and Creativity 2019″ was held on April 13th at the fortress” Tuida”. The organizer of the festival was the Municipality of Sliven, in partnership with the Foundation “Public Donors Fund – Sliven”. PDF /Public Donor Fund/ funded the organization of concerts, exhibitions and creative workshops.
The festival was opened by Dora Kurshumova, Chairman of PDF-Sliven, and Stoyan Markov, Deputy Mayor of Sliven Municipality. Despite the bad weather, over 200 inhabitants and guests of the city attended the event and joined the various initiatives of the program.
The focus of the festival was the opening of a Wine House enoteca, where the best wine producers from the region presented themselves and their products/production, such as “Domain Boyar”, “Edoardo Miroglio”, “Afusov”, “Marvin”, “Chateau Botevo”, “Angels Estate”, “Kermen”, “Windy Hills”. Winemaking lovers from the region were also presented. All of them participated in the “Wine of the Year” competition, in the following categories: white wine, rosé and red wine. Every visitor could taste different wines and vote for the ones he liked the most. So, in the “Wine of the People” category, “Chateau Botevo” was granted charters and statuettes for white and red wine, and for rosé – “Afusov”. From the winemaking lovers were awarded Rumen Plachkov – for white wine, Boyan Paskov – for rosé and Yavor Plachkov – for red wine.
In the visitor center of the fortress was arranged the exhibition “Wine and fantasy”, in which was presented works of Sliven artists. The guests of the festival enjoyed the beautiful painted bottles of Penyo Ivanov and Vesselin Damyanov-Ves, the masterfully painted bottles of barrels by Anton Ivanov and on the original wooden stands for wine bottles, produced by Penyo Ivanov and Anton Ivanov, and others.
There was a great interest in charity workshops. In one of them volunteers were drawing pictures/paintings, using watercolor pencils and wine. In the other workshop, bottles of wine were decorated by the decoupage technique. Both workshops were organized to support the “Social Cafe “Good Heart” project of the Charity Foundation “Mercy”, and all the works will be sold on a rummage sale in the future time.
The concert “Come on, cheers, band!” with folk songs dedicated to wine, was performed by a band called “Trapoklovska Kitka” at Father Paisii -1928 at the Community Library in Trapoklovo village, with solist Yanka Encheva. For the good mood of the guests took care the talented dancers from MTA “Bravo” at the “Hadzhi Dimitar” High School, with the instructors Stanka and Ivan Ivanovi.
Guests of the festival were also the Minister of Education Krassimir Valchev, the deputies Desislava Taneva and Galya Zaharieva, the mayor of Sliven Stefan Radev, the chairman of the Municipal Council Dimitar Mitev, the head of the Regional Adviser-Sliven Milena Cholakova, municipal councilors and others. Together with the hosts, they looked at the House of Wine and the various products presented by wine producers in the region.
The “Wine and Creativity Festival 2019” is part of the main program for the month of the Foundation “Public Donors Fund – Sliven”. The Fund operates with the support of the Workshop for Civil Initiatives Foundation, with the financial support of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.
Source: Сливен инфо