Bucharest is hosting the 36th world wine and vine congress, attended by 550 participants from 44 countries, 45 years after Romania was host to a similar event, in 1968.
Romanian prime minister Victor Ponta and European Commissioner for Agriculture, Dacian Ciolos, attended the official opening of the congress which is themed “Vine and Wine: between tradition and modernity”. The works of the congress are held at the Palace of Parliament, the second largest building in the world.
The congress, organised by the International Vine and Wine Association, is divided into a scientific and a social component, both sub-divided into four categories: vintage, oenology, economical and juridical framework and safety and health.
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