Paco García Caridad and Chema Martínez
On the upcoming May 5th the newspaper Marca will be publishing a supplement on the Trade Fair and Paco García Caridad, Director of Radio Marca will be hosting his radio program from the trade fair itself, this on May 5th and 6th. There will also be two round tables on Wine and Sports, one of which will be coordinated by García Caridad himself and the other by the journalist Roberto Gómez
The most read newspaper in the country, Marca, with more than 2.5 million daily readers, and Radio Marca, with an audience of 365,000, have decided to show their support to the fifth edition of FENAVIN, which is to be held in Ciudad Real on the upcoming dates of May 5th, 6th and 7th, the same under the concept that sports and effort and, therefore, health, are highly related with wine, its moderate consumption and the great work that goes into creating a fine wine.
The newspaper Marca will be publishing an eight-page supplement dedicated to FENAVIN in its May 5th edition, coinciding with the first day of the trade fair, and Paco García Caridad, Director of Radio Marca will be hosting his radio program from the trade fair itself on the dates of May 5th and 6th, with many important figures from the world of Spanish sports participating in the same.
Likewise, García Caridad will be in charge of coordinating the round table 'Wine and Sports II' in the company of the athlete Chema Martínez, double 10,000 m European champion and the former road racing cyclist and third overall winner of the 1999 Tour de France Fernando Escartín, who along with Juanito Oiarzabal climbed the Aconcagua in the year 2006; also participating in the round table will be the sports journalist Juan Carlos Rivero and the President of the Real Valladolid Club de Fútbol, Carlos Suárez.
It was García Caridad who came up with the idea for this round table, which will take place on Wednesday, May 6th at 1:00 PM, under the slogan "Un vino de altura" (A Wine that Rises to the Occasion), and this with the intention of comparing high level sports with what creating a fine wine represents, as well as the connections that many athletes have with the world of wine, as is the case with the Valladolid Football Club, "which enjoys a great connection with the wineries of the area".
It is precisely Escartín, who works for Nozar, the company that owns the Enate Winery, who compares the tremendous effort that training for a cycling season implies with the care involved in the vineyards and in the preparation of a great wine: "Every year we train in the same way, with much pampering and great effort, yet the result is never quite the same", he assures, opposing as he does a good or bad sports season with a wine of more or less quality, and this always with the "same struggle year after year".
In the opinion of García Caridad, wine is "a vehicle for friendship and the economic engine of many areas in Spain and, in moderation, it is a true source of health", which is something that all the athletes participating coincide in pointing out, as is the case with Escartín, who enjoys a glass of wine with his meals, or the journalist Juan Carlos Rivero, for whom wine is a healthy pleasure and also an example of a spirit of great excellence, "in like manner to the effort involved in making a great wine", he assures. He also reminds us that some coaches from different teams recommend that their players enjoy a glass of wine with lunch.
All the members of the round table want to enjoy the Trade Fair, "trying out new wines", as assured by Rivero, Escartín and García Caridad, coinciding in pointing out that "nowadays there are no bad wines, only good and better wines".
In the opinion of García Caridad, wine's great secret resides in its quality-price ratio, "although currently there are many that 'take the plunge' with signature wine labels and it is fundamental that equilibrium be found, because it is possible to find very good wines that are no more expensive than ten Euros".
García Caridad already visited FENAVIN in its third edition. "I was pleasantly surprised -he states- because I wasn't expecting such a high level trade fair, with a great balance between small and big wineries". In fact he recommends that all lovers of wine "make sure they do not miss out on this trade fair, because it not only represents a fabulous lesson in tasting, but also puts on display what today's world of wine is actually like".