On this Tuesday, 2500 persons have visited the Wine Gallery of the trade fair that winemakers and purchasers, on its opening day, already consider as very positive
A Wine Gallery full to the brim, with not a free seat in the house; the Business Center turned into a melting pot of languages and activity: technical and tasting sessions, round tables bursting with public and stands overflowing with purchasers tasting wine samples, are only some of the images that describe the first day of the National Trade Fair on Wine, which has recorded extremely intense activity, "and unexpected in a year that the sector is undergoing a crisis such as this", represents one of the opinions on which numerous winemakers and purchasers that have been consulted agree on.
The National Trade Fair on Wine has lived its first day of work that is yielding spectacular figures "that already allow us to glimpse fabulous business results", as pointed out by the Trade Fair's Director, Manuel Juliá.
Thus in this manner, at the Wine Gallery, main objective of which is for the professional visitors to have a space that is both comfortable and peaceful, where they can first taste all those wines they are interested in, a total of 2510 professionals have gone in search of "their wines" between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM, representing a figure that exceeds that recorded in 2007 in more than 500.
In as far as the Business Center is concerned, the organization highlights that the first assessment made by importers and distributors arriving from 44 countries in the world is indeed very positive. These professionals have particularly emphasized the fact that there are wineries representing all the country's denominations of origin and the great possibilities that the different business tools offer, as is the case of the mentioned Wine Gallery, the Business Searchers or the 'Contact with Purchasers' and 'Contact with Exhibitors' Program.
With regards to the activities, all of them have been very popular, although given the massive influx of public, some are noteworthy of more focus, as is the case of the already considered "Great Debate on Spanish Cuisine" that has taken place between the gastronomic critic José Carlos Capell and the controversial Chef Santi Santamaría; the round table that has gathered together José Manuel Caballero Bonald, Javier Rioyo, Almudena Grandes, Luis García Montero and Manuel Juliá or the conferences imparted by Robin Goldstein and José Peñín, among others.
FENAVIN will again open its doors, in Ciudad Real, this Wednesday at 10 in the morning to finally finish the activity of its fifth edition on the upcoming Thursday, May 7th.