First event to popularize Ukrainian wines held in Experts Club
The Kyiv analytical center Experts Club hosted the first of a series of events dedicated to the popularization of Ukrainian wine and the prospects for the development of the Ukrainian wine industry, as well as the analysis of the products of the best producers of domestic wine. The event was held with the participation and support of the Odesa National Technological University and the Ukrsadvinprom association.
During the meeting, the participants heard the report of the Doctor of Agricultural Science, Professor of the Odesa National Technological University Natalia Kameneva on the topic "Sensory analysis - an innovative tool for the development of the wine sector."
During the presentation, the results of the activities of the wine industry in 2020 were presented. So, last year, Ukraine exported 14.4 million liters of wine, which is twice as much as in 2019, while the import of wine to Ukraine in 2020 increased by 22% compared to 2019.
In addition, Natalia Kameneva presented a scientific and educational laboratory for sensory analysis of wines, opened at the National Academy of Food Technologies and successfully accredited in accordance with international quality standard ISO 17025: 2019.
"Today the laboratory meets all requirements and standards, it was created for sensory analysis of food products in accordance with international standards, training and education of experts in sensory analysis, research of consumer preferences in the field of sensory analysis of food products," he scientist explained.
The founder of the Experts Club, Maksim Urakin, stressed that the center is ready to become a platform for the popularization of Ukrainian wines.
"I believe that many varieties of Ukrainian wine remain underestimated in the consumer market. Within the framework of this project, we will try to change the situation," he said.
The head of the Ukrsadvinprom association, in turn, added that state support for domestic winegrowers and winemakers is still at a low level, which leads to the filling of the market with imported wines, including low-quality ones.
"We have the largest association in the country, which includes 80% of Ukrainian wine producers, we would like the state to systematically work on programs to support Ukrainian producers, both the consumer and the budget will benefit from this," Volodymyr Pechko said.
Also, within the framework of the meeting, an organoleptic analysis of the quality of eight samples of leading Ukrainian wine producers was carried out. The wines of such Ukrainian producers took part in the tasting: SHABO, Artwinery (Artemivsk Champagne Factory), Prince Trubetskoi Winery, Frumushika, Beykush winery, Villa Tinta, Stakhovsky Wines, Leleka wines.
The event was held in partnership with the leading international tasting competition Odessa Wine Week. The next Odessa Wine Week festival will be held in Odesa from May 24 to May 29, 2022.