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Bulgarian Wine Dinner With Manastira Winery 6/13/18Wednesday, June 13 2018 7:00 PM Doors / 7:00 PM Start / Ends 9:00 PM
Bulgarian Wine Dinner With Manastira Winery 6/13/18
at City Winery Chicago
- 7:00 PM
- 7:00 PM
- 9:00 PM
Old Town Wine Imports, Ltd.
presents the wines from Manastira Winery
Thracian Valley, Bulgaria
Come and explore wines from an ancient winemaking region of the world – The Thracian Valley, Bulgaria! This event will feature five wines from Manastira Winery in a four-course plated dinner.
Located to the north of Greece and Turkey, Bulgaria has a lot to offer to wine enthusiasts. The predominantly continental climate, with clearly defined four temporal seasons and elevated terrains offer excellent grape growing conditions, especially, the Thracian Valley region. The area is particularly known for its quality red wines made from both traditional and indigenous grape varietals.
Thracians, one of the three primary ancestral groups of modern Bulgarians, are considered one of the earliest wine settlers in Europe. They are credited with introducing grape fermentation to the region and then carrying out west to what’s now France and Italy. Over the past couple of decades, the country’s wine industry is changing from large scale wine production to more elevated and boutique wines. After the fall of communism in 1990, Bulgaria’s vineyards were slowly returned to private ownership. After joining the EU in 2007, the Bulgarian wine making industry began a new chapter, poised to add a new perspective and voice to its rich 3,000-year old wine making tradition.
Consider yourself in good company – historic poems and documents indicate that Greek gods, Roman emperors, and modern times leaders, such as Winston Churchill, all had a deep fondness and appreciation for Bulgarian wine. Explore the joy of non-traditional and unique wines, and be part of the upcoming trend of discovering new wine world treasures!
Food menu TBD. Please allow 72 hour notice of any dietary restrictions to firstname.lastname@example.org