He asserts that FENAVIN "is a unique and surprising case because in a very short span of time it has positioned itself as a preferential trade fair on wine"
José Ribagorda, Head of Telecinco's weekend News Program, will be bringing to light the vigor and strength of the smaller Denominations of Origin, this within the frame of FENAVIN 2009, National Trade Fair on Wine, which is to take place at the Ciudad Real Trade Fair Pavilion from May 5th to the 7th.
Also participating in the round table "The Boom of the Small Denominations of Origin" will be the winemaker Raúl Pérez; the Manager of Orowines Spain, Kasia Romanska; the enologist Amy Hopkinson and the enologists Amadís de Gaula and Francisco Granado Falcó.
According to Ribagorda "the speakers will undertake the boom experienced by the small denominations of origin, to thus talk about how in the last few years they have progressed in quality and how they are undoubtedly taking wise decisions, as is seen in many cases with the recuperation of grape varieties in autochthonous areas, in the areas where the wineries are actually located".
At this event FENAVIN will count with the participation of winemakers and enologists of great prestige in the wine sector. Raúl Pérez, who will be visiting FENAVIN for the first time, is quite probably the best representative of the new generation of enologists that are bursting to open new frontiers for Galician wine. This young vine grower made a name for himself with his red wines from el Bierzo and he continues to be the enologist for Bodegas Estefanía (Tilenus). With two of his wines the Bierzo born enologist has obtained 98 points over 100 at a tasting session hosted by the prestigious specialist Robert Parker, who is the main international reference in the world of wine.
Likewise forming part of the round table will be one of our country's best enologists, Kasia Romanska, who has already participated in the National Trade Fair on Wine on other occasions. The round table will also count with Amy Hopkinson, enologist from New Zealand who elaborates wines with centuries old, ungrafted vines at Viñas del Cenit.
Finally Francisco Granado, whose professional trajectory is the result of having been enological adviser to different wineries in different areas of vine-growing Spain, will also be present at FENAVIN. An important number of his wines have received awards in diverse national and international contests. He is also member of the panel of tasters for specialized magazines and he forms part of the jury in many national and international wine contests.
FENAVIN, Unique and Surprising
"FENAVIN is a unique and surprising case because in a very short span of time it has positioned itself as a preferential trade fair on wine, and this thanks to the work and wise decisions that the persons working in the organization have taken". Thus affirms the Head of Telecinco's Weekend News. He also considers that "Ciudad Real is a good choice of city because it is located in La Mancha, which is the greatest autonomous wine producing community in the world". "It is surprising - he repeats - that FENAVIN has been able to establish itself in such a short period of time".