Wine flavored holiday: the beginning of the harvest was celebrated in South Ossetia

Sat, 09/10/2021 - 16:16

In the capital of South Ossetia, an autumn harvest festival was held on Saturday, organized by the Ironsaen winery, the Association of Winemakers and Winegrowers with the support of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Republic.

Familiarity with the wine inventory and the culture of using the best brands of South Ossetian red and white, starting from light dry wines, increasing to fortified and dessert ones, has traditionally become a shtick of the holiday.

The festival in the territory of the "Vincenzo" cafe is held for the third year in a row. Five local producers exhibited their wines and treats. Guests and residents of the Republic tasted an ecologically pure product - wines of the following varieties: "Tskhinval Valley", "Tsard", "Maesyg", "Saenaefsir", "Borjnis" and others.

This year, at the harvest festival, the owner of a private distillery David Lokhov presented his products for the first time - the already familiar brand of Ossetian homemade vodka "Old Tskhinval" with different flavors - apple brandy, raspberry .ratafia, etc.

During the official part of the event, the founder of the Ironsaen winery, Taimuraz Goginov, has noted that the wines of South Ossetia occupy leading positions and receive medals at the international exhibitions.

“I want to thank all those who support the business and economy of South Ossetia. This is the third time we celebrate the harvest festival. The purpose of this event is to attract the attention of farmers, to show them that there is a prospect for development. The first time we organized this holiday, there were only two participants, but every year their number is increasing. It is gratifying to observe that South Ossetia is the only Transcaucasian republic that annually shows an increase in trade with Russia,” he stressed.

The harvest festival was attended by President of South Ossetia Anatoly Bibilov, who also took part in the process of pressing grapes.

The head of state thanked the organizers of the event, noting that the harvesting holiday is gaining momentum every year.

“I think that in the near future the site where we have gathered today will not be enough, there will be much more people willing to present their products on the territory of South Ossetia,” he said.

The President expressed gratitude to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which is directly involved in the promotion of trademarks in the Russian Federation, ensures the export of local products.

“Today I can say without pathos that a lot of work is going on with other states. We have a huge potential in Belarus ... All this will help to make South Ossetia known, and establish close economic ties,” the President said.

As noted by Alan Gagloev, head of the Association of Winegrowers and Winemakers of the Republic, the main goal of the festival is to popularize South Ossetian wines, attract new winemakers and raise the level of winemaking education.

The owner of a private distillery David Lokhov said that he is taking part in this festival for the first time and for him it is an opportunity to show his products. “To make more people know about me,” he said with a smile.

The event continued with a festive concert.

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