OREANDA-NEWS. October 14, 2008. Preliminary budget of the "National Wine Day 2008" was confirmed at a rate of 1,35 million leis. It was announced by the assistant to the general director of "Moldova-vin" Nickolai Taran during the press conference.

As he said, the last year the budget of celebration has been confirmed at a rate of 950 thousand leis though only 750 thousand leis had been spent.

He has noted that one of innovations of this year will be organization of celebration on the commercial principles. The most part of all expenses will be covered by the participants and sponsors. According to Taran, in case of the budget deficit, additional means will be provided by the co-organizer of the festival - company "Poliproject Exhibitions Ltd.".

It has been noted that 54 enterprises, which will present their products in 44 pavilions, will participate in the festival. Besides this, 60 public catering establishments and about 100 national masters will also take part in it.

As the secretary of the Republican commission for organization of the "National day of wine-2008" Valery Cebotari has informed, this year participation in sales and tasting will be charged at a rate of 10 leis for tasting of wine and 20 leis – for tasting of cognacs and other drinks.

During the festival awards to the winners of competitions "The Golden flank, "The Golden rod", "Tulburel", "Dionis", "Achievements in organization of the tourist wine routes", "The Best producers of souvenirs with symbolic of celebration "Tezaur" will be also handed.

It has been noted that this year arrival of about 40 thousand visitors is expected. The festival will be attended by the official delegations from Russia, Romania, Ukraine and Israel.