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Cyprus to promote Commandaria wine heritage in France

Minister announces initiative during Ministerial Workshop on sustainability strategies in Italy


Cyprus' Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development, and Environment, Maria Panayiotou, revealed plans for a unique wine event aimed at promoting Cyprus' traditional sweet wine, commandaria, during her participation in a Ministerial Workshop on sustainability strategies in the vine and wine sector in Italy.

In a statement released by the Ministry on Friday, Minister Panayiotou announced that the event is scheduled to take place in Dijon, France, in October, in collaboration with the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (O.I.V.) and French authorities.

The Minister highlighted the significance of three historic milestones: the 100th anniversary of the O.I.V., its relocation from Paris to its new historic headquarters in Dijon, and the 800th anniversary of commandaria. She emphasized that these milestones provide an opportune moment to showcase Cyprus' prized sweet wine.

"I am pleased to announce that Cyprus, in collaboration with the O.I.V. and French authorities, is planning a special wine event during the 45th World Vine and Wine Congress in Dijon, France, next October," Minister Panayiotou stated. "The event aims to promote and recognize the role of commandaria in the world's wine heritage, highlighting its historical, cultural, human, social, and environmental significance."

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