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How the Covid-19 pandemic will affect Bulgarian Wine

How the Covid-19 pandemic will affect Bulgarian Wine

Hello friends, after a two-week quarantine and the closure of many sectors related to the production and consumption of wine, restaurants, wine bars, etc., the negativity of people in the wine industry is growing.

The primary in us said, “We need to have the means to make the most necessary survival products,” (because this pandemic and the incessant information from around the world make people think about self-preservation and the survival of them and their families). All over the world, jobs and positions are already being redistributed so that something built over the years does not collapse for months. It will be the same here in Bulgaria and undoubtedly every sector will be affected in some way, mainly economically and thank God, let us be alive and healthy, we will manage!

Svetoslav Manolev – the first Bulgarian to win the title Master Sommelier

Svetoslav Manolev MS during the wine tasting The first-ever Master Sommelier exam took place in 1969 and in 1977 the first and most prestigious institution for sommeliers to this day was founded. Nowadays the training is conducted in Europe, Oceania, Asia and America. There are 4 levels of training – Introductory Sommelier, Certified Sommelier, Advanced Sommelier and Master Sommelier Diploma. The exam is made up of atheoretical part, a tasting and wine serving skills.

Here is what he share with us.

Bulgaria – Black sea region

The autumn here is worm and long which suitable conditions for making fine white wines. More than half of vineyards with white grape are planted here. Most presented grapes varieties are Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Dymiat (Bulgarian grape variety), Riesling, Uni Blanc, Muscat Ottonel, Traminer.
Source: Wine Tours