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"Balance is fundamental, both in wine and in sports"

This year at Fenavin Juan Ignacio Gallardo, Assistant Director of the daily sports newspaper Marca, in the company of the football player Rubén de la Red, the referee Rafa Guerrero, the former handball player Cecilio Alonso and the presenter Gonzalo Miró, all gathered together to debate the relationships between sports and wine

11.05.2011 | 

The relationship between wine and sports has been the topic of debate for the second time at the trade fair, this time in an encounter held with the sports journalist Juan Ignacio Gallardo, Assistant Director of the daily sports newspaper Marca, who was accompanied by personalities from the world of sports such as the football player Rubén de la Red, the referee Rafa Guerrero, the former handball player Cecilio Alonso and the presenter Gonzalo Miró.

The stress in this second session has been placed on moderate consumption of wine as a source of health and balance, as according to that commented by Cecilio Alonso "the search for balance is fundamental in both wine and sports," to which Gonzalo Miró added that "moderation is the foundation for everything, because elite sports are not recommendable for everybody, although the practice of sports in moderation is indeed fundamental in order to lead a healthy lifestyle."

In this sense Rafa Guerrero insisted on the matter of moderation and learning to enjoy a glass of wine, because wine is something that should be shared and celebrated. It was precisely the former handball player, who is currently attached to the Atlético de Madrid football club, who also underscored the connection that exists between wine and celebrations.

Restraint when drinking was also dealt with from the point of view of these lovers of wine, with Gonzalo Miró affirming that drinking a few glasses of wine or beer while watching a match forms part of our culture, however, what cannot be condoned is drinking in excess and the resulting boisterous partying that goes on. "Those are precisely the types of fans that are detrimental to sports."

Wine as a food product was another of the themes that were covered, with Rubén de la Red asseverating that food is of paramount importance because it increases performance. However, the round table was not only dedicated to talking about wine and sports, as it also covered subject matters such as the situation of the sector, or the experiences and personal tastes in wine of the participants of the round table.

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