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The cooperatives expect a production of 21.5Mhl in La Mancha and good commercial prospects

Agro-food cooperatives in Castilla-La Mancha estimate that production in their autonomous community for the next wine year 2017-18 will reach 21.5 million hectoliters, as this organization has announced during its recent Assembly of Wines, held In Tomelloso, and in which the legislative, productive and commercial keys of that campaign were approached.

Miguel A. Torres, new president of the Spanish Wine Federation

Miguel A. Torres, president of Bodegas Torres, recently took over the presidency of the Spanish Wine Federation (FEV), replacing Christian Barre, who in a few months shortened his mandate to occupy new responsibilities within the Pernod Ricard group as CEO of Havana Club International in Cuba.
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The Cava Regulatory Council delivers its II Awards for Excellence

On 12th July, the Cava Regulatory Council presented the 'II Cava Excellence Awards', which aim to recognize those people who in their different professions have helped to exalt and give prestige to the cava. These prizes, therefore, are a public recognition of their work and contribution to the prestige of this sparkling wine and its positioning as a quality product.
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The wine sector, satisfied by the EU-Japan agreement that will boost sales to this country

The wine sector has celebrated the principle of a trade agreement recently reached between the European Union and Japan, which will give a strong boost to wine exports to the Japanese market. Thus, the Economic Partnership Agreement with Japan, which could enter into force in 2019, eliminates import tariffs and includes protection for geographical indications.

OIVE advocates in Congress to educate in the responsible consumption of wine before a future regulation on minors and alcohol

The Interprofessional Organization of Wine of Spain (OIVE) has defended before the Joint Congress-Senate Commission for the Study of the problem of Drugs, that the future regulation on minors and alcohol contemplates as pillars prevention and education, implying in the same whole society. In the course of her appearance before the Commission, which develops a paper on Alcohol and Minors in order to lay the foundations for a possible regulation of "non-alcoholic minors", its director Susana García, has exposed the intention of the wine sector to contribute to offer solutions to this problem. In that sense, she has announced the intention of the OIVE to elaborate a Code of Commercial Communication of the wine that protects the minors.

Commitment to sustainable viticulture in the Priorat region

Europe is committed to a model of sustainable and high quality wine production in the Region of Priorat, through the LIFE PRIORAT + MONTSANT project, which has a budget of 1.5 million euros, co-financed by the European Union. This initiative is led by a Consortium of five entities, led by VITEC (Wine Technological Center) which, together with the Montsant Denomination of Origin, the Designated Priorat Denomination of Origin, the service company for sustainability Lavola 1981 and the Technology Platform will work for the next four years to develop and demonstrate a model of wine production in this Catalan region, based on the sustainable use of resources and that can be subsequently reproduced in other wine regions, Spanish and European.
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FENAVIN says farewell with record numbers in commercial contacts and public influx

FENAVIN, the reference fair in the Spanish wine sector, closed its edition this year with record figures, both in business contacts, a total of 411,000, and visitors, surpassing 108,000 people, half of them direct professionals in the world of the wine. This was assured by the president of this event and president of the Diputación de Ciudad Real, José Manuel Caballero, during the closing ceremony of this fair.

FENAVIN 2017 opens its doors emphasizing the commitment to internationalization

The ninth edition of the most important wine fair in Spain, FENAVIN, began its journey after an opening ceremony in which it was emphasized the importance of betting on the internationalization of the national wine production, which was attended by Emiliano García Page, president of Castilla-La Mancha, the Minister of Agriculture of this autonomous community, Francisco Martínez Arroyo, the president of the Diputación and FENAVIN, José Manuel Caballero, the mayor of Ciudad Real, Pilar Zamora, and the general secretary of Agriculture and Food of MAPAMA, Carlos Cabanas Godino.