This week in Plovdiv we'll taste young wine, talk about literature and listen to jazz

19th November

Young Wine Festival

“Young Wine Festival” is a wine lovers festival and aims to acquaint its visitors with the new harvest of the Bulgarian wine producers. It is an opportunity to touch the history and culture of Plovdiv, trying the taste of young wines from all over Bulgaria.

In 2009, 16 Bulgarian wine producers first exhibited their products in 6 Renaissance houses in the Old Town of Plovdiv. Nine years later the tradition was preserved, but more than 35 exhibitors participated in the event and the old town locations were already over 15. The last edition of the festival was visited by over 21 000 Bulgarian and foreign wine lovers and Bulgarian culture.

The tenth-anniversary edition of “Young Wine Festival” will bring together over 40 winemakers from all over the country and masters of traditional local cuisine. On the last weekend of November – 23, 24 and 25 streets of the Old Town of Plovdiv will be filled with joyful people eager to try the last harvest of the outstanding Bulgarian technologists on the way of our cultural and historical heritage.

“Days of Young Wine” will accompany the festival throughout the last week of November with various cultural events in urban environments, most of which are free for visitors.

“Young Wine Festival” 2018 will start at 3 pm on November 23 (Friday) for the tenth time with a Dionysius procession from the square in front of the Municipality. After a short program, the dancers and musicians from the Trakia Ensemble will take us to the Old Town, where the opening of the Festival of Officials and a Famous Performer will take place.
The symbolic start of the consumption of young wine will be the tradition of opening the first barrel of last year’s winner of golden honors. Officials will lead the connoisseurs of good Bulgarian wine to the houses that shelter wine masters. The tastings in the three days will be in:

• FRIDAY, 23 NOVEMBER – 14-18h.
• SATURDAY, 24 NOVEMBER – 11-18h.
• SUNDAY, 25 NOVEMBER – 11-17h.

“Wine Masters Evening” is a specially organized event that announces the awards for the best young white, red and rosé wines, according to the regulation set by the Tasting Commission.

User rating is in a separate leaderboard, for those who want to fill in questionnaires give their vote for the best wines, and some of them after the raffle draw receive awards – bottles of selected young wine, branded corkscrews, etc.

Visitors will be able to buy tasting tokens at the entrance to each house at the festival locations. One token gives the right to a tasting. Glass cups engraved with the logo of the festival will be offered at a purchase price together with tokens:

• 4 TOKENS – 2 BGN
• 12 TOKENS – 6 BGN

The Plovdiv Tourism Council and Plovdiv Municipality organize “Young Wine Festival” in active cooperation with the Old Plovdiv Institute, the University of Food Technologies – Plovdiv, Sol Communications, Plovdiv 2019 Foundation, high schools, universities and all participants in the wine business. “Young Wine Festival” occupies an important place in the Plovdiv calendar and is part of the National Tourist Calendar.

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No Sense Cocktail Night

Monday is considered the worst day of the week, so No Sense decided to make it at least a bit better. Their cocktail night will be fresh and summery, that’s for sure.

No Sense
8 pm

21st November

The pleasure of sharing

The pleasure of sharing - a special jazz selection and a cocktail suggestion for two!

Wednesday evening can be different and inspirational. Enjoy the many jazz images with the specially themed selections of Gingertale - more or less familiar, classical and modern, from anywhere in the world. Let's share a cocktail with a loved one and try more... On Wednesday, selected Gingermenu cocktails will be available in glassed for two.

6 pm

Student BG Party in Petnoto

This Wednesday, there will be something for the students in Petnoto. We’ll meet again to listen to the best of BG music over the years and have fun the way only students can. As always, a special playlist with BG music and a 50% off of all hard alcoholic beverages for all students will help with the good mood.

Petnoto na Rorschach
9 pm

Gypsy Jazz - Hot Club De Plovdiv

The music of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli will be presented by the Hot Club de Plovdiv. If you are a Gypsy Jazz fan, don’t miss this event and dive into the atmosphere of the golden years of European jazz from the 1930s.

Peter Koychev - guitar
Lubomir Tolumbadjiev - violin
Momchil Angelov - guitar
Hristo Minchev - bass

Bee Bop Cafe
8.30 pm

22nd November

Swingin' Thursdays in November

Every Thursday in Gingertale swing music will sound from dawn to darkness.
In the morning, we'll have coffee and we'll beat time. In the evenings we’ll have cocktails and we'll go crazy.

* Lindy Hop cocktail and Shim Sham mocktail at a special price
* Frequently passing swing mafiosos who can show you a step for a drink
* Free entry

10 am

 America vs Scotland Premium Whisky Tasting

Craft Bar invites us to take part in a titanic duel between premium whiskeys from America and Scotland.

In one corner will be:
Macallan 12 YO Double Cask
America’s honor will be defended by:
Woodford Reserve
Jack Daniel's Single Barrel
and for dessert an incredible and different reading of Old Fashion

Hosts and referees of the duel will be Bulgaria's best bartender for 2017 - Dimitar Petrovski and his colleague Dimitar Dimitrov.

Craft Bar
8 pm
Free entry
Price of a tasting set: BGN 28