In Plovdiv again will be held the festival “Defile of Young Wine”. As always, the Old Town houses will be filled with producers and people who want to taste this year’s vintage Bulgarian quality wines. The program begins today with wine songs that everyone can sing at a karaoke party in Aivon Karaoke. Entrance is free, and the best will receive wine tasting vouchers.
For a ticket of 7 leva /approximately 3,5 euro/, you can taste Rubin wines on the 21st in the wine bar “Wine Culture”. Boris Dobrev will take you on the road and the participation is pre-recorded. On Wednesday, November 22 at 6 p.m. in the Trakart Culture Museum, you can see the film “Wine of Sabazius – Zagrey”, which tells of an ancient Thracian ritual related to the grape drink. On 23th of November at 6 p.m. at the Roman Stadium, you can see the dance performance “Nemesida” and the entrance to it is free.
The official opening of the “Young Wine Defile” Festival is at 2 p.m. on November 24th. It will be preceded by a Dionysius procession, which will start at the Municipality at 1 p.m. and will feature Trakia Ensemble. On Friday, tasting in the Old Town also begins. The beginning is at 2 p.m. and wine can be tasted at 7 p.m. At the 25th and 26th tastings will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
On Saturday at 1 p.m., you can also learn the secrets of making the perfect barbecue by Chief Kalinin. The demonstration of slowly cooked smoked meats will be in Encho Pironkov gallery and the entrance is free. At 3 p.m. you can hear the verses of Angelina Taleva in the Cultural Center “The White House”.
On Saturday, the best young wines will be awarded at a special ceremony in the restaurant “Happy below the Hill”. The gala dinner starts at 9 p.m. and the couvert costs 48 leva /approximately 24 Euro/. On Sunday, November 26, you can see the latest special refrigeration systems for cooling wine in the Balabanov House. At 2 p.m. in the Stoyna Krastanova Foundation, you can see sculptures dedicated to wine.