Before anything else, Champagne! Already a tradition in the WineUp Fair in Transylvania story, the gastronomic dinner with champagne will be held this year in some very special conditions: first, this WineUp in the City event will have an extraordinary guest from the effervescent world of Champagne and sparkling wine, Master of Wine Essi Avellan from Finland. She is considered by her colleagues from the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships as "the most talented and consistent champagne taster in the world".
As it should be at any important event that respects its dedicated people, the end of the WineUp Fair in Transylvania will be marked exactly as it should be with the Bring Your Own Bottle party, a WineUp in the City event that is held all year long in Cluj-Napoca.
All the concepts and values of WineUp will be reunited Saturday night, April the 2nd, in one place: WineUp Gala Dinner! People, Wine, Passion, Elegance, Professionalism! All will be combined in a festive gastronomic dinner organized with our partners at the City Plaza Hotel! It is the evening of all actors involved in the four elements of WineUp: WineUp Fair in Transylvania, WineUp Masterclass, WineUp Official Selection and WineUp in the City.
How often do you have the opportunity to provoke your senses and to indulge in strong wines and exceptionally conceived steaks a la Adi Steakhouse? We will offer you a chance with our WineUp in the City events to try a very special menu created by Chef Nicu Craciun, everything strategically paired with wines brought to you by Gitana Winery from the Moldavian Republic.
This year at WineUp the energy of the wine tasters will take roots with the coffee brought by ROOTS! :) A special concepts that sets a new trend for the Cluj coffee-shops: coffee-shop during the day and wine & tapas bar, after the sunset. At the WineUp fair, Roots will bring their passion for taste and their respect for origins in the middle of wine lovers. You can find them in the Casino, upstairs. Welcome to the WineUp Orchestra! :)
In a benchmark location for the Cluj baroque architecture, in a restaurant like VIA that defines itself by the hospitality given with full attention to every detail, in a sophisticated event like the WineUp In the City events, we will organize a gastronomic dinner with Vinimondo, an importer also present at the Central Park Casino at the WineUp Fair in Transylvania.
Friday night, in the WineUp in the City programme, the Recas Wineries invite you to a provoking premiere"¦ A special blind tasting where participants will have the opportunity to try in advance new wines from the collections produced at Recas. The Recas representatives invite you to taste, test and debate the wines directly with the CEO of the Recas Wineries,Philip Cox.
If last year we created and launched WineBook, the mobile app dedicated for tasting events, this year we decided to improve and remodel this instrument, based on the feedback that we received from from our users at the first edition.
WineUp in the City will have this year the mark of a very special event in the agenda set by the organizers. It is an encounter, for the first time in Cluj, between the editorial board of Dilema Veche and their special guest, the literary critic Dan C. Mihailescu.