Within the frame of FENAVIN 2007 that will take place from May 7th to the 10th at the Ciudad Real Trade Fair Pavilion
The sociologist, journalist and writer Lorenzo Díaz will be moderating the round tables "Cuestión de narices" (A Matter of Noses) and "Sobre gustos no hay nada escrito" (Different Strokes for Different Folks) within the frame of FENAVIN 2007, which will be taking place from May 7th to the 10th at the Ciudad Real Trade Fair Pavilion.
Lorenzo, who also collaborates with "Herrera en la Onda", radio show directed by Carlos Herrera for Onda Cero, will be dealing with the matter of evolution of new wines and the revolution that has taken place in our environment with the appearance of wines from emerging areas, all this during the round table on "Cuestión de narices" (A Matter of Noses).
He likewise states that "when talking about preferences, we must remember that these are conditioned by individual aspects, genetic traits that are inherited, social and cultural influences, and above all by experience and by our habits".
"Journalists, publicists and sommeliers have contributed, and how, to the boom that Spanish wines have experienced in the last decade. During this meeting we will check-out this revolution and its projection outside of our borders", he adds.
José Ribagorda, Head of the Weekend Information Services for Tele-5 will also be participating at this round table; along with Custodio Zamarra, sommelier at the "Zalacaín" Restaurant in Madrid; the Enologist Ignacio de Miguel and the wine publicist and sommelier Kasia Romanska.
DIFFERENT STROKES FOR DIFFERENT FOLKS
The journalist will also be coordinating the round table "Sobre gustos no hay nada escrito" (Different Strokes for Different Folks), in which José Luis Cuerda, cinematographer and winery owner will be participating; along with José María Ruiz, owner of the winery Bodegas Pago de Carrovejas; Fernando Ramírez de Ganuza, winery owner and the Enologist Mariano García.
The La Mancha born writer asks himself, "red wine with meat and white wine with fish… why? To follow this apparent orthodoxy to the tee far removes one from an important number of enriching experiences, from astounding combinations, flavors, harmonies…". "Wine requires knowledge, but it also exacts experience", he adds.
Díaz explains, "There are no absolute truths in the matter of food pairing". When it comes time to choose a wine, we must not only take into account the food that will accompany the wine, but even more so the grape variety that has been used in the elaboration of the wine".
The sociologist finally assures us that "only those who are true purists continue to define a harmony that rests pleasure from the combination, from experimentation. The truth of the matter is that as amateur lovers of wine we have our own little quirks, our own tastes. Thus, different strokes for different folks".