It's pretty clear that summer is upon us, and we are approaching the season of air conditioning. With some new Social Distancing rules in place, the Seoul International Wine & Spirits Expo is going ahead, and is a good opportunity to take a peak at what's been developing in the industry - in the cool.
Every year there are two big expos for the Korean traditional alcohol industry. The Woori Sool Daegukjae, and the Seoul International Wine & Spirits Expo. You can expect lots of small batch breweries to be showcasing their lines, and you can meet and chat with the brewers themselves. It's a rare chance to see a snapshot of what's happening all over the country.
For safety, some new regulations to keep in mind. Masks of course must be worn throughout the whole exhibition, and can only be removed for tastings. Booths and ways of moving will be extended to a 4 meter distance, and all gatherings for seminars and events have been canceled. Daily disinfection will be conducted, as well as the 1.5 meter personal distancing recommendations we have come to know so well will be enforced on entry.
The Expo kicks off tomorrow, Friday June 11th, and finishes on Sunday June 14th at COEX Hall C from 11am to 7pm (with last entry at 6:30pm). Entry fees are 25,000won on site and 20,000won for online registration at their website in English here.