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Sommelier 2012 Cancelled

by Yossie Horwitz » Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:36 pm

Just got an email from Avi Ben Ami that the Sommelier Expo 2012 (planned for November 12-13) was cancelled. The reason given was that the hall used last year (Nokia Stadium) felt too cavernous for many exhibitors and was expensive to prepare. They are waiting until renovations of the prior venue (Heichal Hatarbut) are completed and will be reconvening for 2013. Big bummer - i was looking forward to attending...

Full email [in Hebrew] below.

שלום חברים,

לאחר התלבטות החלטנו לא לערוך השנה את תערוכת SOMMELIER.
אנו מעדיפים להמתין לגמר השיפוץ של היכל התרבות ולערוך את התערוכה בשנה הבאה – בנובמבר 2013 – במתכונת מקיפה וחגיגית.
החלל של היכל נוקיה גדול ומאתגר, וכדי להתאים אותו לתערוכת יין נדרשת השקעה גדולה והשתתפות של כמעט כל המציגים.
לאחר שהבנו שיש מציגים שמסתייגים מהחלל של היכל נוקיה החלטנו לדלג על שנה ולהמתין לגמר השיפוץ של היכל התרבות.
חשוב לנו לשמור על המוניטין של SOMMELIER כתערוכת היין הגדולה והחשובה בישראל.
בהזדמנות זו אני מבקש להודות לכל היקבים והיבואנים שכבר שריינו מקום לתערוכה השנה, ולהתנצל במידה ושיבשנו לכם את התוכניות.

אני מבטיח שהתערוכה תחזור בגדול בשנת 2013 J

בברכה,
אבי בן עמי
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Re: Sommelier 2012 Cancelled

by David Raccah » Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:10 pm

That sucks! With that one down, are there others this year? The Jerusalem Festival is nice, but it happens to coincide with the siyum hashas - no option there.

Any other ones?

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Re: Sommelier 2012 Cancelled

by Gabriel Geller » Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:58 pm

:cry: Got the email, these are really bad news, no wonder it's announced during the 9 days...
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Re: Sommelier 2012 Cancelled

by Daniel Kovnat » Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:47 am

It's a case of Murphy's Law. I heard so much about Sommelier that I was looking forward to it and.......

Oh well, I'm from Boston (was before aliyah 20 years ago), and we always used to say (re: Red Sox), "There's always next year."

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Re: Sommelier 2012 Cancelled

by Isaac Chavel » Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:51 am

Oh well, I'm from Boston (was before aliyah 20 years ago), and we always used to say (re: Red Sox), "There's always next year."


I grew up a fan of the Brooklyn Dodgers --- enough said.

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