Lorenzo Díaz and José Ribagorda
The journalist and the sociologist and communicator will be in charge of coordinating a round table in which prominent figures from the world of culture, the media and the world of wine will be talking about their personal experiences with wine
Under the revealing title of "I confess that I have drunk, but in moderation", FENAVIN presents us with an interesting proposal in which the journalist, editor and anchor of Telecinco's daily news program 'Informativos', José Ribagorda and the sociologist and communicator, Lorenzo Díaz will be coordinating a round table at which they will be singing the praises of drinking wine in moderation, all this on the first day of the trade fair, May 10th, at 5.00 p.m. in Lecture Hall 3, with the round table being sponsored by 'Vinos de la España de Don Quijote'.
The virtues of wine will be explained by way of the personal experiences with wine that renowned personalities from the world of culture, the media and the world of wine will be putting forward, who as commented by José Ribagorda "will be giving us their point of view on wine, their love for the drink and their personal experience with wine. We will also be talking about consumption of wine and about the future that awaits it."
The professionals participating in the round table, among others, will be the director of Telecinco, Manuel Vilanueva, the sommelier of Lavinia, Javier Gila García, the vine grower, Raúl Pérez, the manager of the winery Bodegas Margón, Eugenio González Rubio, the sommelier of La Terraza del Casino de Madrid, along with Iván Morales and Álvaro Castellanos, owners of the restaurant-tavern Arrabal and the maître of the restaurant El Bohío, Diego Rodríguez Rey, the owner of the winery Bodegas Arrayán, María Marsans and the actor, Jordi Rebellón.
In this sense Lorenzo Díaz commented that "the goal behind the round table is to provide a positive overview of what wine consumed in moderation represents, of wine as a healthy and delicious food product, likewise promoting its consumption in moderation, the latter in view of the mass campaign that from a diversity of scopes is bent on demonizing its consumption." To which José Ribagorda adds that it is very important that wine be differentiated from other alcoholic drinks.
"We find ourselves in a moment in time in which consumption of wine is being discredited, reason why I consider that a well-rounded tactful campaign that champions consumption of wine in moderation, that is a campaign in favor of reasonable consumption, is absolutely necessary. This because it really is quite unusual that being the third country in production of premium quality wines, our consumption of wine is paradoxically very low," Lorenzo Díaz stated.
Iván Morales, one of the participants in the round table and owner of the restaurant-tavern Arrabal, will be covering the professional point of view in more depth, that is in that pertaining to consumption of wine. Apart from analyzing the current situation in which a drastic drop in consumption of wine has taken place, with the same considered to be due to the economic crisis. "Customers are now in search of a very high quality-price ratio."
In the opinion of Iván Morales the persecution that Lorenzo Díaz and José Ribagorda are talking about is another of the reasons for the current tendency, "and although it is not as much of a determining factor as the economic crisis, even so people are actually considering whether to drink wine or not."
One of the owners of the restaurant-tavern Arrabal will also be commenting the change that has taken place in the production of wine in the last twenty years, "as now wines are more respectful, with lower alcohol content, so that partaking of wine will not give rise to the brutal effects that wines produced twenty years ago used to have on people. Wines are fruitier now, with less overtones of wood and less alcohol."
"For all those who love wine, FENAVIN is an absolutely essential trade fair"
The journalist, editor and news anchor José Ribagorda also highlighted the fact that Fenavin "is an essential trade fair for all those who love wine", because the "trade fair is already a standard of reference in the world of wine, absolutely consolidated in a very short period of time. I have been participating in the trade fair ever since its first edition and I have tried to spread the word as much as possible."
In this sense Lorenzo Díaz stated "given the fact that I was born in La Mancha, I really am very proud that my home land is capable of organizing such an important national trade fair", highlighting its professional level and adding that "when Manchegos get to work, they really do so conscientiously."
On his part Iván Morales, owner of the restaurant-tavern Arrabal, underlined the important level of professionalism that is to be found at the trade fair. "There are other trade fairs that are just like parties, scattering one all over the place, when the fact is that we are all here to do business and we should concentrate on the task at hand and not get caught up in other things."