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Spirit of Ireland in the Northern capital of Russia. The Spirit of Sharing Expo-2018 in Saint Petersburg


The International Center of Wine and Gastronomy co-organized the third exhibition of Irish alcohol — Spirit of Sharing Expo-2018, which took place this year on July, 4 in St. Petersburg, the Grand Hotel Emerald.


The exhibition, presented by the Irish food Council — An Bord Bia, was participated by factories-producers of whiskey, gin, liqueur, cider and beer. The full list of participants is following:

  • Anchor Spirits
  • Clonakilty Distillery
  • Dublin City Gin
  • Glendalough Distillery
  • Na Cuana
  • Poachers Well
  • Silver Spear Gin
  • The Chapel Gate Irish Whiskey Co
  • The Shed Distillery (presented by "Nesko", St. Petersburg)
  • West Cork Distillers (presented by "Vintage-M", Moscow)

The exhibitors presented their new lines of alcohols for the consumer market to Russian specialists with the opportunity to taste the best samples of spirits, beer and tonics from Ireland.


Leonid Gelibterman, a renowned expert in the wine and gastronomy sphere, was invited to the pre-exhibition business breakfast with the participation of Irish producers, to analyze and discuss the current situation in the Russian alcohol market. The President of the ICWAG also presented Irish companies to the participants of the exhibition. More than 50 guests — experts, representatives of importing companies, retailers and HoReCa, interested in finding new partners and products, with great interest opened up new business opportunities.


Spirit of Sharing Expo confirmed the effectiveness of such events for the product promotion of foreign manufacturers to Russia. Positive feedback from visitors about the presented Irish drinks and establishing personal contacts with their manufacturers is an important result, which laid the foundation for long-term business relations and opened the opportunity for interested Irish companies to enter the Russian alcohol market.


Photo gallery of the event


Bord Bia

Moscow office of the Irish food Council An Bord Bia

All our manufacturers and representatives of Bord Bia, who came to St. Petersburg, are very happy with the exhibition. Thank you for your excellent work. We hope to continue this cooperation in the future.

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