Malta to host first International Wine Festival starting today

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Malta will host the first international wine fest which will be held in Cospicua from 28 to 30 June 2019, according to a press statement sent to Business Malta by the Malta Tourism Authority.

The Malta Tourism Authority’s Executive Chairman, Gavin Gulia, welcomed the introduction of this new event as an opportunity for the Maltese Islands to promote their high level of wine production.

The Malta Public Transport Service will be operating on special routes while the Valletta Ferry will travel continuously from Valletta to Bormla. Moreover, Medasia Cabs will be offering discounts for those who travel to and from the event for each night, according to the press release. 

In addition, the Minister for Tourism Konrad Mizzi emphasized the recognition given to the Cottonera area with regards to high-quality events, thanking also the Institute for Tourism Studies.

Different winemakers and winery representatives welcome everyone to show their knowledge with samples of their job. Visitors can buy wine by the glass or by the bottle from over 100 international wines available at the wine experiences.

Short talks by professional sommeliers will take place in a designated area delivering the knowledge of wines. 

Furthermore, the festival is being created thanks to the Ministry for Tourism, The Malta Tourism Authority, Southeast Region, Cospicua Local Council, Kottonera Foundation, CocaCola and Frank Salt.