This year at Fenavin the Spanish Wine Federation will present "Wineries for Climate Protection", a session that the federation is to organize in collaboration with VIMAC-FIVIN at Alimentaria on the upcoming June 10th in Barcelona
This year at Fenavin the Spanish Wine Federation (FEV) will present "Wineries for Climate Protection", a session that the federation is to organize in collaboration with VIMAC-FVIN and the sponsorship of the O.I.V. (Office Internationale de la Vitgne et du Vin) and that will be held at Alimentaria on the upcoming June 10th at the Barcelona Trade Fair Grounds.
Prior to this session, on May 9th a Statement of Commitment will be signed to promote the wine sector's fight against the climate change. "A statement of intention in which the wineries commit to work together in benefit of a more sustainable society", explained José Luis Bonet, member of FEV's Steering Board, President of Freixenet and President of Alimentaria and the Barcelona Trade Fair. Bonet also added that "this is an open initiative that comes to prove to the country and wine sector specifically, that it has the lead on other sectors in awareness of this matter."
In this sense, Freixenet's alma mater introduced the objective behind this meeting with wineries from around the world, indicating that "the idea is to see what the entrepreneurs can do in the fight against the climate change." To which Domingo Valiente, Secretary General of the VIMAC-FIVIN and coordinator of this meeting, said that "this is an opportunity for the Spanish wine sector to present itself on the international market with a completely new profile, one of sustainability."
Valiente also stated that "just lately we have started to see this tendency in other countries, in which the purchase decisions of the consumers are having a bearing on respect for the environment." To which he added that the wine sector is one of the sectors that is most aware of the climate change, because the situation is quickly changing and this can be seen in the vineyard, and logically this change affects the characteristics of the wine.
In the opinion of Pau Roca, Secretary General of the FEV, the fundamental factor in the Wineries for Climate Protection initiative is "the image of responsibility that the wine sector is projecting, with the aim residing in transmitting this to the world, as we are indeed perceiving the climate change in the wines and we will certainly take the necessary measures to reduce the effects."
Steering Board Meeting
Following the presentation of this international event, the Spanish Wine Federation held its Steering Board Meeting, during which matters such as the situation of the campaign to promote moderate consumption of wine, for which Brussels has just recently denied the subsidy, and the position of the federation in that pertaining to plantation rights were discussed.