The Slow Wine Coalition heads to Spain

27 Nov 2023

Representatives of the Slow Wine Coalition, the inclusive, collaborative and international network that brings together the protagonists of the wine world, participated in several events in Spain.

The first was the Most Festival in the Spanish Penedès region. Most is an international event, one of the last in Europe, that collects the best audiovisual production related to the culture of the vineyard, wine and cava, bringing it to the screen. Likewise, the festival toasts to good cinema with the screening of films by great directors that have not been commercially released. From the story of vineronnes on the top of Etna volcano, passing through the screening of the Portugal ancient history of producing wine in anphoras (tinaja) to the winemakers situation in Ukrain and the fight of a group of catalan winemakers against the local DOP, we have experienced a sip of the broad meaning of taking care of the land and of the wine culture.

Located in the Penedès, and since 2016 also in the Priorat, two territories with a long wine tradition and several wine tourism attractions, the festival wants to spread the arts and wine cultures through audiovisual creation, as well as approach the oenology from all possible aspects, enhancing values ​​such as quality, diversity or involvement with the territory.

During the event there has been a presentation of the Slow Wine Coalition and its objectives, a visit of local producers and markets and some Masterclasses dedicated to Italian wine producers from the Abruzzo region, special guests of the 2024 edition of the event.

We are waiting for MOST to come to the next edition of the Slow WIne Fair 2024, in Bologna.

In November Sitges celebrated the Sitges Malvasia week, dedicated to this true rarity which is a Slow Food Presidium. This year ambassador are the elders living in the retirement home, that is the center of the Centre de interpretaciòn de la Malvasia. Here you can find few amazing pictures: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CyMHBleIAiH/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link&igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==

The wine is celebrated with local events, tastings, conferences and meetings, where the 34 Malvasia winemakers are taking part.

This event layed the foundations for a new community within Slow Food and the Slow Wine Coalition family. Here is more info:https://cellerdelhospital.cat/notices/

The Slow Wine Coalition headed then to Galicia, in Vilagarcìa de Arousa, for the Castes independent Wine Fair, where they participated in seminars, a forum exchange and meetings with producers. “The slow wine concept could be invented here” was the affirmation of Xoan Cannas, director de el Instituto Galego do VIno, that with the sommelier Tomàs Ucha y Cristina Alcala, Cultura Liquida Foundaciòn, partipated to the round table Slow Wine Forum to discuss the actual situation in winemaking in Galizia and the future challenges around sustainability.

Castes is already a consolidated fair with more than 1000 attendees on average, in previous editions it involved both professionals and individuals from all over the world, focusing specifically on Spain, Portugal and Italy.

This little family of passionate wine freaky and amazing Galician and Spanish winemakers and wine lovers signed the Manifesto and officially became part of the Slow Wine Coalition.

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