Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

The Regulatory Council of D.O. Valdeorras, the winemakers and the entire team of "the mother of the Vine"  wish you  Merry Christmas .

Friday, December 16, 2011

DO Valdeorras wines and Gastronomic Group "nove" present a Cinema pairing

Photo: David A. Panizo
The wines of DO Valdeorras and the cuisine of vanguard of Galician Group Nove unite under the same flag to present internationally the wine and culinary delights of Galicia.

The exaltation and international recognition of DO Valdeorras wines and Galician vanguard cuisine  represented by the prolific  " Grupo Nove", unite in a joint promotion of the excellence that highlight the strength of the wine-gastronomic revolution of the century XXI.

Through a perfect marriage and by means of three videos that you can enjoy at DO Valdeorras web site throughout 2012 under the name "A universe in every dish"; the best of Galician cuisine represented by "Grupo Nove", which is awarded with seven Michelin stars that are shared among its 20 members for the total of nine  Michelin stars that was awarded the Galician cuisine on 2011, join the international repercussion of Valdeorras wines to publicize the unique stamp of Galicia´s quality which has fallen in love to kin and strangers from around the world.

The setting of values ​on both parties to adapt their creations to the new times, always based in the protection of fundamental traditional heritage and maintain the high quality of the products of Galicia.

With the presentation of the first video, held today in Valdeorras and for which have come the representatives of the gastronomic group from the 4 provinces of Galicia, has served to give the starting point for one of the most important campaigns to promote the wine and gastronomic to Galicia. Through this campaign, Valdeorras and Nove aims to bring to all publics the chance to enjoy the dishes most significant of the new Galician cuisine in a close pairing with the high quality Valdeorras wines.

Whether at DO Valdeorras Website or on the table of the Group Nove restaurants,  From the mother of wine urge you to enjoy this holiday with the wine-gastronomic revolution of the XXI century.

Remember that you can find the recipes for the dishes in the gastronomic section of the DO Valdeorras Website .

Monday, December 12, 2011

The international industry praises the enological revolution of Valdeorras with an imports increase of 93%

The cellars of the Valdeorras Guaranty of quality almost doubled its exports in 2011, comparing with the previous year. The volume of 166,469 liters sold abroad is 93% greater than 86,196 liters of 2010, according to the data gathered by the Regulatory Council of the bottlers. Only the period of 2007, with 209,577 liters, is larger than this last campaign.

As for the types of wines exported, 106,757 liters were of the white variety and 59,712 were red wines. These figures show the good period of the godello variety, which are the grapes that top the consumers' preferences of the above two named varieties.

The American continent is the largest market for valdeorras wineries. To this land were sent 68,643 liters. More than half, 47,022 liters, were white. This variety has found in the U.S. market an intenresting customer, by consuming 42,262 liters. The European Union, with 42,327 liters, ranks the second in the list of importers. Generally, buyers show a strong preference for whites, as shown by the acquisition of 38,599 liters of such wines. By the contrary, the rest of Europe prefers the red wines,with a purchase of 28,868 liters of this variety.

United States and Switzerland, with 49,834 and 31,845 liters respectively, are the largest importers. This fact fully justifies the foreign cities chosen by the Regulatory Council to present their wines. On October 24th, a dozen cellars presented their wines in Zurich (Switzerland). Five months earlier, on May 19th, seven bottlers brought their wines to the 'Great Match' in Dallas (USA).

"The promotional events organized by the Council were scheduled for those countries that reflect the major exports and have a larger number of purchases', said the President of the Valdeorras Regulatory Council, Jose Luis Garcia Pando.

The Regulatory Council refers to a favorable combination of 'quality, price, raw material and development' to justify the wines' success of the Guarantee of Origin. A proof of this are the awards and the mentions by enology experts. The last success was achieved by the "Godeval winery" for its wine 'Godeval 2010'. It was ranked in the 71st position of the 100 best wines in the world by the prestigious American magazine 'Wine Spectator', being the only Spanish white wine.

"It's not a surprising. We had already been highly valued, "said Horacio Fernandez Presa, Godeval's technical director. The Valdeorras' winery has its major markets in the U.S., Canada, China, Japan and the UK, exporting 40% of a production of 150,000 bottles. This percentage exceeds widely 4% the production intended for exports.

For its part, the Valdeorras' winery 'A Coroa' is well-consolidated in Asia, getting a remarkable silver medal in the contest named "Best Spanish wines to Asia", held in Hong Kong. Thus, the Valdeorras godello achieved a deserved recognition for its quality, standard-bearer for the effort that some wineries have been doing over several years by to be known in new markets.

As this happens, the commitment of the DO Valdeorras with its followers is evident with new mariage bets, so you can enjoy with these magnificent wines at its finest essence.