On 29 October 2016 at the ROMEXPO Hall in Bucharest, the opening ceremony of Food and Agriculture Exhibition has taken place.
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, MA, FNS, EDA and Romanian Parliament members lead by Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei are starting their tour with a visit to HOUSE OF PANCIU (Casa Panciu)official diplomatic partner.
The exhibition had taken place in the period between 28 to 30 October 2016 and was held under The High Patronage of President of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania and was convened to coincide with the celebration of WORLD FOOD DAY 2016.
On this occasion, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-President General Director of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation has opened the exhibition and visited the established pavilions accompanied by a delegation of members of Romanian Parliament, lead by the Senate leader of activity Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei and a retinue of governmental officials.
Opening the food and wine show, IRICE President, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had delivered the official remarks for WORLD FOOD DAY 2016.
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea surrounded with love and respect by the students and professors of Agricultural High School-future agricultural specialists of Romania.
The declaration read in part that:
Today 2016 Agricultural and Food Exhibition is devoted to provide the image of the enormous potential and the endless possibilities of family farming in providing food security, development opportunities and a better future for collectivities across the world.(…) international food organizations are emphasizing the family farming as the core on which our future food and nutrition security pivots.
This is even more real in Romania`s case where 85% of the agriculture output comes from family farming and in our declining economy only the agriculture is the main center of our financial resilience.
When we are looking at this plenitude of food and richness of agricultural produces we must remember that food insecurity is still a plague for more than 1 billion people’s and the achievement of Zero Hunger Goal is still far a way as we have registered a number of 805 million food insecure people’s and 162 million chronically malnourished children.
Our efforts as World Ambassador and our activities in the Parliamentary Assembly for Sustainable Development Goals are directed to doing just that.
Our High Office will continue partnering with the private sector, civil society, all our UN partners, the governments where we serve, but most importantly with the people.
After the exhibition being declared officially opened the delegates toured the exhibition and made the first lay over at the place chosen by Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei, the stand of Casa Panciu (House of Panciu) the creator of Romanian Diplomatic Wine for 2016.
The Romanian researchers are a pride for our country say`s Professor Dr. Anton Caragea in his visit to Pietroasele Wine Research Institute.
Casa Panciu had presented on the opening of National Wine Salon a selection of the best wines of 2014/2016: the Muscat Ottonel sweet wine, which had conquered the public with his pungent aroma, fine pearled image and the apple and fruity dominated taste a wine nearing perfection and marked with 94 points out of 100 for the citrus flavor.
Amongst other new wines presented where: the Rose Wine of House of Panciu that completed the initial success of the Rose Sparkling Wine, launched in the spring of 2014 and a preferred wine by the Italian tasters present at the venue: the white Cabernet Sauvignon, that conquered all hearts by his long lasting aroma, fine taste and technological mastery.
The Feteasca Neagra (Black Girly) by Casa Panciu was undoubtedly the Queen of the festivity. After it was highly noted at Vinitaly (Italian wine contest) in March 2014 and voted by the diplomatic committee in April 2014 at Good Wine, as the Best Red Wine in 2016, it catches the eyes of all the visitors and good wine lovers.
Casa Panciu had presented the celebrated national wine ilk: Feteasca Neagra in two separate editions, one under the brand of Panciu Domains (Domeniile Panciu) and one under the name of Casa Panciu (House of Panciu) both united by a perfect mastery of the tannins, a perfect maturity potential that is promising a good evolution in the bottle and will offer full enjoyment to the consumers for many years to come.
The guests present on the venue, crowded to taste the Muscat Ottonel Sparkling Wine, the Best Romanian Sparkling Wine for 2015, awarded by The Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation the title of Diplomatic Wine, the Romanian representative wine.
Congratulations are pouring for Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-IRICE General Director and Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei from organizers and visitors alike.
After touring the Casa Panciu stand, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea has continued his tour, making a stopover, to review the Economic and Food Industry High School Pavilion.
On this occasion the staff and students of Economic and Food Industry High School where presented to and congratulated by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea as the future specialists of Romanian food and agriculture industry.
The visit to the exhibition hall continued with the discovery and promotion of Romanian quality wines, with an on the spot visit to the pavilion of Wine Research Institute from Pietroasa were had tasted the high quality wine made by researchers and university professors of the center.
The unstinted offer comprised specific Romanian wine sorts like: Feteasca Neagra (Black Girly), Busuioaca de Bohotin, Feteasca Albă (White Girly),Feteasca Regala (Royal Girl) and the flag-ship wine of the Research Station: Tamaioasa Romaneasca, a wine that conquered the public with his freshness, pregnant aroma, long lasting taste, fruity flavor encompassed in an exceptional wine, appraised at 93 points.
The Food and Agriculture Exhibition 2016 has proved the ever growing level of Romanian food industry and agricultural producers and the skills of Romanian wine producers, perfect represented by the Casa Panciu-the creator of Romanian Diplomatic Wine.
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-IRICE General Director and Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei are visiting the Economic High School official stand.
The Food and Agriculture Exhibition 2016 also illustrated the potential of Romanian wine research network by the high level presence of the Wine Research Station of Pietroasele has concluded in his assessment of the Agricultural show – October 2016, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea- President-General Director of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation.
The Food and Agriculture Exhibition 2016 had clearly marked a perfect opportunity for Romanian diplomacy to highlight for the world the high quality of Romanian food and agricultural industry products and to get the limelight for the traditional recipes that are transforming the Romanian food products in true symbols of perfect quality and taste, perfect for export.
On 22 November 2014, under the high patronage and organization of The Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation, the annual selection ceremony for electing the BEST ROMANIAN WINE-DIPLOMATIC WINE for 2015 has taken place.
The DIPLOMATIC WINE will represent during 2015 the Romanian wine tradition and high quality.
We can already note that: the ceremony had become a focal point in diplomatic life, a moment awaited with pleasure and interest by diplomatic community, as the tasting committee is enjoying the best products of Romanian wine industry.
Respecting the yearly tradition, the committee has encompassed two diplomats from every continent that us usually importing Romanian wine products (Europe, Asia, Africa, America).
Every body on the venue had enjoyed with pleasure the new ROMANIAN DIPLOMATIC WINE FOR 2015,creation of COTNARI-HOUSE OF WINES
This year, the committee under the direction of Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President Director General of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation has pin pointed as Romania’s Best Wine creator for 2015- The COTNARI HOUSE OF WINES.
The COTNARI HOUSE OF WINES was established in 2007 and is having in yield a total of 350 hectares out of which 100 hectares are cultivated with the famous Romanian grape variety: Feteasca Neagra(Black Girl), the Busuioaca de Bohotin(Bohotin Basilicum) , world celebrated for his unique flavor is cultivated on 75 hectares, the Tamaioasa Romaneasca (Romanian Incense Flavor) favored by the connoisseurs for his strong taste, unique palates, can be found on other 75 hectares, Feteasca Alba(White Girl) is produced on 50 hectares and the Grasa de Cotnari ( Fat Lady of Cotnari) assortment , which is on good reason named as the Romania treasure and is comprised in natural patrimony, is cultivated on 50 hectares.
From this extraordinary lands, where grapes are cultivated from the renowned Cucuteni culture time, more than 5000 years ago, has arise today the exceptional wines of COTNARI HOUSE OF WINES , wines that conquered the hearts of diplomats.
On the third place(no.3) was selected the FETEASCA NEAGRA (Black Girly) from Domenii Collection of COTNARI HOUSE OF WINES
Amongst the wine tasted, from COTNARI HOUSE OF WINES, where presented the Domain collection and Colloquium-collection .
From this collections, the assortments of wines that had conquered the heart and mind of the tasters where as follows : Colocviu la Paris – Busuioacă de Bohotin dry, from Collection Cotnari-Domenii – Busuioacă de Bohotin demi-dry, Colocviu la Moscova – Grasă de Cotnari dry, from Collection Cotnari-Domenii – Fetească Neagră dry, Colocviu la Roma – Tămâioasă Românească dry, Colocviu la Atena – Fetească Albă dry, from Collection Cotnari-Domenii – Tămâioasă Românească demi-dry, from Collection Cotnari-Domenii – Fetească Albă dry.
After the tasting session, the final selection, based on the evaluation of wine types, had comprised on the III-rd place: Feteasca Alba (White Girly) and Feteasca Neagra (Black Girly).
On the second place, the commission had appreciated the aroma and taste of the unique Grasa de Cotnari and finally the first place was given to the aromatic wines from Tămâioasă Românească and Busuioacă de Bohotin assortments.
The final phase of the competition had decided the winners as being on the III-rd place, the only red wine from COTNARI HOUSE OF WINES production was selected the dry Feteasca Neagra (Black Girl) from Dominium Cotnari.
The second place goes to the Grasa de Cotnari, special creation of COTNARI-HOUSE OF WINES, Colloquium Collection
On the second place, the jury had appreciated the extreme aroma and complexity of the unique Grasa de Cotnari, dry made and finally the first place-DIPLOMATIC WINE has gone to the rosy, profusely aroma and the round and perfect taste of the Busuioaca de Bohotin-Colloquium in Paris.
Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei, prominent member of the Romanian Senate, present on the rostrum of the ceremony, had stated that for him, as a Senator from Iasi county, he is extremely touched and proud that Moldavian wines, the Cotnari wines, where highly appreciated and noted by diplomats and is appreciative that, from today, the COTNARI HOUSE OF WINES products will be tasted in the entire world.
And the winner is… the special formula accompanied the announcement, the ROMANIAN DIPLOMATIC WINE FOR 2015 is Busuioaca de Bohotin-Colloquium in Paris