Young Turks aim to conquer London

04 August, 2015

A group of Turkish winemakers has banded together to promote the nation’s indigenous and international grapes varietals in London next month.

Young Turks comprises five wineries and takes its name from an early 20th century insurgent political movement whose reforms heralded the transition from the Ottoman Empire to the modern democratic Turkey.

Its wineries – Chamlija, Gülor, Kastro Tireli, Pasaeli and Selendi – have scooped numerous awards of late and just earned the first ever gold medal for a Turkish wine at this year’s International Wine Challenge.

Now they will “carry the torch of quality Turkish wine” by appearing at the SITT tasting in London on September 23.

Taner Ogutoglu, coordinator of Young Turks, said: “This is the second milestone for Turkish wines after creation of generic brand. Now the industry is segmenting itself towards quality.

“The five wineries are all small or medium sized wineries that are determined for cooperation in UK market. I believe the fine wines of Young Turks are worthy of gracing the top tables of the UK.”

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