London fair presents Turkish wines to sellers, connoisseurs
LONDON - Hürriyet Daily News
Kavaklıdere wines are presented to wine lovers in a special section.DHA photoTurkey’s Kavaklıdere Wines, winner of the first prize in the Regional Trophy section of the 2012 Decanter Wine Competition, represented the country at the Decanter Fine Wine Encounter Fair 2012 in London Nov. 17 and 18.
The fair was attended by some 200 wine producers from 18 countries. The invited guests included the producers whose wines won awards in the 2012 Decanter Wine Competition. Kavaklıdere represented Turkey with eight wines produced from local grapes.
The wines that won the Regional Trophy were offered to wine lovers in a special section. Kavaklıdere’s Pendore Öküzgözü 2010 was especially popular with participants. The organization also offered MasterClass tastings, where Kavaklıdere Prestige Öküzgözü was enjoyed.
Kavaklıdere Wines executive member Ali Başman told Doğan news agency that Anatolian viticulture had become popular again after centuries and such initiatives also contributed to the promotion of Turkey. He said an internationally recognized wine authority, Jancis Robinson, had praised Turkish winemaking for its made serious investment in high-quality wine production.