He has commented at the tasting session "The Surprising White Wines of Castilla-La Mancha"
At the commented tasting session "The Surprising White Wines of Castilla-La Mancha", which took place at FENAVIN-2009, Charlie Arturaola, Senior Sommelier in the United States, pointed out that "Castilla-La Mancha can change the world", because it is one of the most important geographical wine regions in Europe and the largest wine surface in the world.
Arturaola has pointed out how Castilla-La Mancha has been elaborating wines for 20 centuries - "as already in Roman times the wines from this region were taken to Rome". During the session he commented on five Castilla-La Mancha white wines: Taray from the Cooperative Santo Niño de la Bola (La Mancha Denomination of Origin); Autur, with Arúspide Chardonnay from Bodegas Arúspide (Vinos de la Tierra); Altovela from Bodegas Altovela (La Mancha Denomination of Origin); Minstral from Finca Los Nevados (Vinos de la Tierra de Castilla) and Hoya Hermosa from Bodegas Santa Margarita (Vinos de la Tierra de Castilla).
The commented tasting sessions, organized by the IPEX, with a duration of an hour and a half and held in English, have been mainly aimed at importers and journalists. The objective has been to provide as much information as possible about our wines and with the final goal of promoting the image of the wines and their diffusion at an international level. Thus, as the Sommelier informed, these sessions have a certain novel nature to them, because they try to be interactive and the idea is not only limited to tasting the wines, but also on focusing on the creation of an image of wine that is associated to our region.