According to Ayia Napa Municipality, Costas Kadis, minister, agriculture, rural development and environment, Cyprus, inaugurated the March 30 event at Adams Beach Hotel, Ayia Napa.
Kadis noted that Cypriot wines were of an excellent quality and able to compete on an international level.
The minister made particular mention of indigenous wine grape varieties, Xinisteri and Maratheftiko, and Cyprus’ own world famous Commandaria wine.
“Our aim is to make the wines of Cyprus more recognisable, while promoting our country as a special wine-tourism destination,” commented Kadis.
Antonis Christou, member, Ayia Napa Municipal Council, also addressed the event on behalf of Yiannis Karousos, mayor, Ayia Napa, noting, “The establishment of this exhibition is a point of reference developing our culture while at the same time strengthening the promotion of our country’s products.”
Christou also noted that visitors to the event not only had the opportunity to taste the wines, but also learn more about how it was made and what characteristics differentiated one from the other.