Evening Events – Bulgaria 2024

IWINETC Social programmeA programme of optional events have been arranged for conference delegates during the evenings of the conference. A two day post conference wine tasting tour is also available. The Conference and Kakheti Wine Tour package is on sale.  Programme details are:

Thursday 27th March

19.00 dinner at the Azarpesha Wine Restaurant Book and pay through ticket system only.
Meet in the Tbilisi Marriott lobby before 18.30 with your ticket.

Friday 28th March

15.00 – 18.00 Guided Tbilisi Walking Tour

Guided walking tour of Tbilisi iwinetc 2014Meet in the Tbilisi Marriott Hotel Lobby on Rustaveli Avenue at 14.45 with your ticket. Walking on Rustaveli avenue and exploring different styles of the main avenue of the city – Rustaveli theatre, Opera house, Parliament building and state museum branches, Vorontsov’s Palace and Pushkin square. Then walking from Freedom square to the Old Town by the Gabriadze theatre and tower, Anchiskhati Bazilika (6 c) , Georgian Patriarchy, Peace bridge, Sharden neighborhood, Sioni Cathedral(9 c), tamada monument and jewish quarter.  Old market square Maidan and Metekhi plateau, Sulphur bath houses.

Tour guide certified by the World Federation of Tourist Guide Association

Book and pay through ticket system

19.30 dinner at the Kopala Restaurant. Arrive early to take in the magnificant views of the Mtkvari River, Narikala Castle and the City of Tbilisi. Book and pay through ticket system only.
Meet in the Tbilisi Marriott lobby before 19.00 with your ticket.

Saturday 29th  March

17.30 – 19.00 Wines of Georgia Grand Tasting with Sarah Abbott MW &Shalva Khetsuriani. President of Georgian Sommelier Association

Sarah Abbott speaker at IWINETC Georgia 2014Georgia has one of the oldest, continuous, unbroken traditions of wine making in the world, stretching back for 8,000 years. Georgian vine growing and wine production are mentioned in the works of Homer and Apollonius of Rhodes. Many archaeological finds suggest that Georgia is a birthplace of wine. Neither red, nor white, nor rosé, so called ‘Orange Wines’ are derived from white grapes fermented on their skins to give darker, tannic whites. The traditional clay amphora used for these wines – Qvevri – are employed by both technologically-minded oenologists, and ‘natural’ wine makers, who eschew conventional preservatives and additions.

Free entrance to the tasting for Conference delegate badge holders only

Georgian Food19.30 dinner at the Restaurant In the Shadow of Metekhi with Georgian live music and Georgian dances. Book and pay through ticket system only
Meet in the Tbilisi Marriott lobby at 19.00 with your ticket.

Sunday 30th March

19.00 dinner at the Tsiskvili Restaurant. Pay own meal to the restaurant.
Meet in the Tbilisi Marriott lobby at 18.30.

Monday 31st March

Kakheti Wine Tour Day 1

12 places available
Meet your guide in the Tbilisi Marriott lobby before 08.45 with your ticket.

19.00 dinner at the Phaetoni Restaurant. Pay own meal to the restaurant.
Meet in the Tbilisi Marriott lobby at 18.30.

Tuesday 1 April

Kakheti Wine Tour Day 2

Meet in the Tbilisi Marriott lobby before 09.45 with your ticket.

Reservations & Payment*

Restaurant reservations and payment is availale at the Conference registration desk subject to availability. Cash (Euros) payments only accepted.

* Reservations and payment only accepted from registered conference delegates. Non registered delegates will not be able to make or pay for reservations at any of the above restaurants.

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