German wine and asparagus arrive in Spain to conquer our palates

GO TO HELL! How many times have you not said or heard that expression? Normally, it is used to remove someone who is bothering from your side. This saying originated in the nineteenth century knowing that this vegetable is cooked with the first boil and to fry it, however, it takes much longer. Germans know little of the Spanish proverb, but they do cook with asparagus since it is one of the pillars of their seasonal cuisine and they are true experts in culinary creation with asparagus. But they go a little further and understand the tasting of this vegetable in perfect marriage with the local wines: to each asparagus their good wine arrives, they would say. Or better yet, tell us what dish with asparagus you like and we tell you which house came better.

The bagged grape of the Vinalopó starts the campaign 2018/2019

This year, the emblematic act of cutting the first bunch of Uva Embolsada del Vinalopó with Protected Designation of Origin (D.O.P.), in its twenty-ninth edition, has been held in La Romana, one of the seven municipalities covered by the D.O.P. The first bunch of the 2018 campaign has been cut by Elena Cebrián Calvo, Minister of Agriculture, Environment, Climate Change and Rural Development, who was accompanied by the President of the PDO Regulatory Council, José Bernabeu, the speaker. guest, María José San Román, Michelin star for her Monastrell restaurant, María Teresa Cháfer, General Director of Rural Development and PAC and the Diputación de Fomento de Diputación de Alicante, Sebastián Cañada.

Bioviti aims to use biodiversity as a competitive tool for wine growers

The operating group of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food #Bioviti, which aims to use biodiversity as a competitiveness tool for wine growers, has just taken its first steps with a meeting held in Valencia.

The Spanish vintage will be around 42-43 million hectoliters next season

Cooperativas Agro-alimentarias de España estimates that wine production could be between 42-43 million hectoliters, a figure still provisional, as highlighted by the president of the sector Angel Villafranca, because the harvest is not as advanced as last year since the weather always uncertain, could affect the development of the vineyard in the coming weeks.

The Ministry appoints Gema Hernández as new director of AICA

The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has appointed Gema Hernández Maroñas as the new director of the Food Information and Control Agency (AICA). A career officer and member of the State Agronomist Engineers Corps, Gema Hernández Maroñas has been, previously, deputy assistant director of Fruits and Vegetables, Olive Oil and Wine, and during her professional work in the Ministry she has paid special attention to the wine sector. Until now, he was working within the General Subdirectorate of Support and Coordination of the General Secretariat of Agriculture and Food.

The European wine sector meets in Jerez with an eye on Brexit and the reform of the CAP

The European Committee of Wine Companies (CEEV), entity that represents the EU wine sector and that counts among its members with 24 national organizations, the FEV in the case of Spain, has held its General Assembly today in Jerez. An appointment that has had the support of FEDEJEREZ and the Regulatory Council of the DO Jerez-Xérès-Sherry and that has served to analyze some of the priority issues for the future of European wineries, such as the Brexit or the future of the CAP.

Side. Valdepeñas celebrates the Wine Movement Day D.O.

The Movement Day D.O. it is celebrated for the second consecutive year on Saturday, May 12. On this occasion, 26 Designations of Origin have been joined to recognize the importance of differentiated quality wine, DO wine, as a differentiating and prestigious product from many countries of our country, and wine with designation of origin to the public in In general, young people in particular, transferring values ​​linked to it: authenticity, importance and care of origin, food security, cultural roots, diversity, protection of the environment and healthy lifestyle.

TECNOVID and OLEOTEC 2019 will reward the most innovative teams

For the Zaragoza Fair, encouraging the technological development of the agri-food sector is one of the main objectives. For this reason, the trade fair institution recognizes the work of companies that opt ​​for R & D & I actions in order to improve the functioning of the olive and wine market.

Spain: MAPAMA and FEBE collaborate to boost the spirits sector

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment collaborates with the Spanish Federation of Spirits drinks to improve the competitiveness of the sector by signing a general protocol of action, which took place on March 1st. The agreement includes actions to promote sustainable growth and the internationalization of the sector, as well as the responsible consumption of these drinks. It also recognizes the opportunity to establish a stable framework for collaboration between the Ministry of Agriculture and the spirits sector.

Globalcaja develops an extensive program of conferences on novelties in reconversion and restructuring of the vineyard

Globalcaja has organized a series of information days to analyze the new line of aid for reconversion and restructuring of vineyards, once the Order of the Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Development has been published, by which these aids are regulated within the support program 2019-2023 and they are called for execution in 2019 and 2020, to be requested before March 15th, 2018.