Armenia’s Ambassador to the UK Varuzhan Nersesyan visited the Armenian pavilion at the London Wine Fair, held June 7-9 at London’s Olympia.
13 different Armenian wine producers were represented at the Wine Fair for the first time, showcasing many breathtaking wines made from native grape varieties of the country.
Wine production in Armenia is steeped in history, home to the oldest winery in the world and the region itself boasting an 8000 year history in winemaking.
On Friday, June 10, a follow-up event took place at the Travelers Club under the auspices of the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia. The event, accompanied by live jazz renditions of Armenian classics, introduced the aforementioned wines and their producers to a wide range of guests, including journalists, Travelers Club member companies and representatives of the Armenian community.
In his speech, Ambassador Nersesyan thanked the Travelers Club for hosting the event and the wine producers for exhibiting their wines in such a commendable way. He then underlined the importance of presenting Armenian wines and their rich history to both British consumers and businesses. The Ambassador also expressed his hope that Armenian wine production will continue to develop and grow, moreover, so that it becomes more common in the British market.
The event was organized in partnership with the Vine and Wine Foundation of Armenia and the USAID-funded RED-NEO project implemented by the CARD foundation.