On April 24, 2019, the International Center of Wine and Gastronomy, in partnership with Argos company and DOCa Rioja representatives in the Russian Federation, organized and held the first Rioja Wine Salon in Novosibirsk. The program of the Salon, which was attended by about 400 professionals of the alcohol market of Novosibirsk region, also included a master class. It was conducted for professionals and journalists by the president of the ICWAG, a Rioja Wine Certified Educator, Caballero del Vino (Spain) L. Gelibterman and a Rioja Wine Certified Educator Anzhelika Subbotina. At the end of the Salon, representatives of the International Center of Wine and Gastronomy and Argos company, headed by Mr. S. Raevsky, held a presentation on the wines of Rioja region for the members of the Novosibirsk Diplomatic Club.
Rioja Wine Salon in Novosibirsk, where more than 30 Rioja bodegas were presented, received the highest marks from professionals of the Siberian market and extensive coverage in the local media.