Government should represent measures on Ukrainian winemaking development


President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that he has signed a decree on the introduction of Winegrower and Winemaker’s Day in Ukraine.

The president stated this in a speech at the presentation of the Strategy for Development of Zakarpattia region, an Ukrinform correspondent reported.

“Today I have signed a decree establishing an official holiday in Ukraine – Winegrower and Winemaker’s Day. I know that it was important for people who work in this field,” said the president.

According to him, the decree is a symbolic step that shows respect for this profession.

At the same time, Zelensky stressed that the government and the relevant ministry should represent a set of measures for the development of Ukrainian viticulture and winemaking.

“We often talk about economic nationalism. Let’s make sure that Zakarpattia, Odesa, Kherson and, of course, Crimean wine is not inferior in the quality and popularity to Italian, Spanish, French, Portuguese [wine],” said the head of state.

As Ukrinform reported, President Volodymyr Zelensky is on a working trip to Zakarpattia region on Friday.

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  1. There is a very professional wine company : Shabo, that produces supermarket wine from Bilhorod. Its products are just as good as the Romanian and Bulgarian stuff that gets into Tescos in Britain. Hopefully post- Brexit, it and its peers will soon get their products listed in Tesco, Asda etc.
    The micro winemakers in Kherson, Mykolaiv, Odesa etc, are producing classy stuff. There are or were local festivals where they could promote their wares, but there are (or were) severe obstacles, in the form of local bureaucracy, that are hard to overcome. Potentially it’s a good earner for Ukraine. The hot southern climate and rich soil produces some great grape varietals.
    But nothing from scum occupied Krym should be allowed. I believe some of the best Krym producers relocated to Kherson. The ‘Khersones’ brand is one I believe. F1 would probably know.

    • Not only wine, but Ukrainian vodka is far superior to the crap they serve in British pubs. Even the cheapest vodka in Ukrainian supermarkets tastes better than the likes of Smirnoff and Vladivar. This is the most famous brand in Kherson, good prices too, if you calculate 30 uah to the Euro.

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