The XIII International Wine Festival [XIII Fiesta Internacional del Vino] will be held from October 3 to 5, 2012, at the Hotel Nacional in Havana, Cuba.
The festival is now a traditional event; wide participation is expected by companies from Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Spain, France, Italy and the host country. Among the companies confirmed for the show are Bodegas Torres, MG, Juanita Mateo S.L. (Freixenet), D’Marco, ITM, Joan Sardá, Inversiones Pucara S. A., and Dallevigne.
Professionals and entrepreneurs can participate in discussions on trade, product presentation, and analysis of trends in the tourism industry—in particular the restaurant industry. There will also be tastings, talks, exhibitions, and publicity shows by distribution firms.
The press reports an increasing consumption of wine in Cuba in recent years, driven mainly by the tourism sector, as well as a rise in incentives for local wine production since the late nineties.