Thursday, June 27, 2013

Get to know the schedule of the 16th Valdeorras Wine Fair

Music, humor, food, exhibitions and, above all, great wines, are the attractions of the 16th Valdeorras Wine Fair which also will feature the broadcast of the weekly leader morning program of the Spanish National Radio "No es un día cualquiera. "

"No es un día cualquiera", a program of the Spanish National Radio presented by Pepa Fernández , has chosen the Valdeorras Wine Fair to close its season emission as well as to complement, thus, acts that seek the enjoyment of visitors through a large cast of offers that have their high point in the exaltation  of  the wines of the DO Valdeorras appellation.

Photo as a courtesy of the National Radio of Spain

With a classic cars exhibition, the participation of one of the most renowned Spanish comedians today and shows of traditional Galician music, participants will also enjoy with culinary pairings between the avant-garde cuisine and the quality of the wines of Valdeorras, that will turn this region into the main meeting point of gastronomy and enology the following 13th and 14th July.

To all those who wish to attend the Fair, from the mother of the wine we offer you the full schedule of activities that will set the event:


From 8:00 am to 01:00pm: live program of RNE "No es un día cualquiera", presented and directed by Pepa Fernández. On Avenida Cinema of A Rúa. Admission free to fill seats.

At 12:00 am: opening of the Exhibition Centre.

From 12:00 to 12:30 pm:  Bagpipes Band "Abertal" of A Rúa

At 12:30 pm:  opening of the 16th Valdeorras Wine Fair by  authorities.

At 01:00 pm:  performance by comedian Rober Bodegas with his monologue " El umbral de la estupidez" - ("The threshold of stupidity").

At 02:30 pm:  closing of the Exhibition Centre.

At 07:00 pm:  reopening of the exhibition site for tasting the wines of the DO Valdeorras appellation.

From 07:30 pm to 9:00 pm:  live cooking - pairing with wines of the DO Valdeorras appellation.


From 8:00 am to 01:00 pm: live program of RNE "No es un día cualquiera", presented and directed by Pepa Fernández. Avenida Cinema of A Rúa. Admission free to fill seats.

At 12:00: opening of the Exhibition Centre.

From 12:00 -  12:30 pm:  Bagpipes Band of Council of Ourense.

From  01:00 pm to 02:30 pm:  live cooking - pairing with wines of the DO Valdeorras appellation.

At 02:30 pm:  Classics of A Rúa- antique cars parade through the Fair-.

At 02:30 pm:  closing of the Exhibition Centre.

At 07:00 pm:  reopening of  the exhibition site for tasting the wines of the DO Valdeorras appellation. Awards ceremony to winning wineries of the 14th wine tasting of the 16th Valdeorras Wine Fair. 

From 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm:  live cooking - pairing with wines of the DO Valdeorras appellation.

At 10:30 pm: closing of the 16th Valdeorras Wine Fair.

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Confirming the participation once more of the twinned council of Almendralejo at the fair, in the coming days we give you full account of each of the acts, as well as their participants, through this blog and from Social Networks of mother of wine.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Rober Bodegas takes part in the Valdeorras Wine Fair

The stand-up comedian, humorist and scriptwriter Rober Bodegas confirms his attendance at Valdeorras Wine Fair, in which he will be the responsible for providing a warm welcome to all attendees for free the following 13 July, through his last monologue "El umbral de la Estupidez"(The threshold of stupidity).

With one of the most fashionable wines on the international scene as a great protagonist, the well-known Rober Bodegas - nationally renowned monologist- joins the Spanish National Radio hit program "No es un día cualquiera" to complement an event in which, apart from the wine, culture and gastronomy will play a prominent role.

And with other complementary activities that we will revel to you in the coming days, from the mother of the wine we offer you the collaboration of this memorable humorist who, besides of being one of the most prolific and dynamic figures in the world of comedy in Galicia and Spain, he has declared himself as a lover of the wines of Valdeorras.

Through his latest work, "El umbral de la Estupidez"  Rober Bodegas proposes an interesting opener with a monologue that all the attendees of the fair will be able to enjoy for free the coming Saturday, 13th at 13:00 pm  -suitable for superstitious- in the stand of the Regulatory Council of the DO Valdeorras, located in the heart of the fairground  (O Aguillón recreational area, in A Rúa de Valdeorras).

You can follow the latest and breaking news about the show in this blog, as well as Facebook and Twitter of the mother of the wine through the hashtag #comparte1valdeorras.

Monday, June 17, 2013

The wines of the DO Valdeorras appellation invite you to their XVI Wine Fair the next 13 and 14 July.

The events planned for the XVI Valdeorras Wine Fair will be held within a gastronomic and cultural environment and this year will take place the following 13 and July 14.

Once again, the region of Valdeorras is pleased to welcome its annual wine fair, which this year will reinforce its actions with a large range of activities that will complement some of the most fashionable wines in the international wine scene.

Showcookings, entertainment personalities and live performances of the  RNE program "No es un día cualquiera", presented and directed by Pepa Fernandez, will be among the great attractions that will be held on the weekend in the region.

Moreover, the organization will made ​​available to attendees public transport from O Barco de Valdeorras for free, so that visitors will be able to access the venue - once more the recreational area Aguillon, A Rua - without need to use private vehicle.

Over the next few days, and from the Mother of Wine, we will give you full information of each of the acts that will take place in the XVI Edition of the Valdeorras Wine Faire.

We hope to see you there!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The white Godellos of the DO Valdeorras appellation get four medals in the Zarcillo Awards 2013

Pingadelo Godello, Godeval,  Godeval Cepas Vellas and Bioca Goello are decorated with silver Medals in the Zarcillo Awards 2013.

The white Godellos of the DO Valdeorras appellation get four silver medals in the Zarcillo Awards 2013, a fact that ratifies the great harvest of Godello 2012 in Valdeorras and that positions a this DO as the most awarded among its Galician counterparts.

The Zarcillo Awards were created in 1991 as part of the climax of the events for the European Year of Tourism on the initiative of the Regional Ministries for Culture and Tourism, Agriculture and Farming of the Junta de Castilla y León, with the commitment to hold a national wine contest with the objective of promoting and defending the quality of Spanish wines.

Twenty two years later, the Zarcillo Awards have reached their XV national and their VIIinternational edition. Over the years, it has been consolidated as the most important national event for Spanish wines with the intention of making it one of the most prestigious contests in the world.

The methodology used to give awards to the best wines is comprised of a complex system for receiving the samples and strict control by computer for processing the data provided by the juries. Throughout the duration of the event, the rules stipulate that an expert representative of the O.I.V, with the technical support of the Oenological Station of Castilla y León, must ensure that the standard is complied with. For four days, the best wine tasters in the world and the best trained palates on the planet will congregate to judge which wines are the best in the contest. The rules stipulate that any wine producing country in the world is allowed to participate in accordance with the definition adopted by the International Wine Organisation, whose samples are classified into seven categories: whites, rosés, reds, semi-sparkling, sparkling, liqueur and aromatic varieties

For its part, we present you the wines of the DO Valdeorras appellation awarded in the competition:

Pingadelo Godello 2012, of Viñas Virxe Cooperative, is a flinty wine, mineral nose with hints of green fruits (apple) is followed by a very rich palate which is salty, mineral and also fresh and lively. 

The winery-cooperative Virxe das Viñas was founded in 1964 by wine growers of the region of Valdeorras. Currently it is composed by a total of 850 members and has 350 acres of vineyards which represent aproximately about 45% of the production of the region, and which ensures the quality of their raw material.

Its wines are made with the support of the latest technology and with the varieties Godello, Dona Blanca and  Palomino Fino for the whites and Mencía, Garnacha and gran-negro for the reds.

Godeval 2012, from Godeval Winery,   is green-amber in color with an aromatic nose of citrus, peach, pear and bright minerality. Medium in body with crisp acidity, it offers flavors of peach, apricot, lemon, lime, grapefruit and herbal notes, with no oak. It is beautifully balanced to enjoy in its youth, over the next 3-4 years. With excellent balance and a rich, silky texture, this wine coats the palate on the finish with long-lasting flavors.

Meanwhile, Godeval Cepas Vellas 2011 is a complex Godello with maceration over lias and has got the same tasting notes: Color: bright straw. In the nose are fresh, white flowers, mineral, ripe fruit and in palate is flavourful, fruity, good acidity and balanced.

Bodegas Godeval was founded in 1986 and subsequently restored and transformed the medieval Monastery of Xagoaza into the Godeval winery. Godeval focuses exclusively on the Godello grapes grown on its 17 hectares of vineyards. This 2010 vintage of Vina Godeval earned high marks from all of the top critics, with scores of 91 from both Parker and Tanzer and 90 from Wine Spectator. It was also selected in Wine Spectator’s Top 100 for 2011!

Bioca Godello 2012, of María Teresa Núñez Vega winery, has got Lovely lemon lime notes. Toasty youth notes that will open like a flower to reveal baskets of apricots and peach. Balance and concentration and poise. Quite delicious.

Bioca Godello has been one of the great ambassadors of the wines of the DO Valdeorras appellation internationally, achieving awards in several competitions in Europe and North America.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Godello of the DO Valdeorras appellation great attraction for the International Sector in Vinis Terrae.

Vinis Terrae, the Lounge of the Galician Wines and Spirits held last week in Expourense, closed its fifth edition after two days of intense activity for the exhibiting wineries and which had more than 500 business appointments with importers of fifteen different countries, as well as with national buyers.

This is the most professional fair of Galicia, since the only purpose of the event is to do business and open new markets, in addition of being the fair with the highest number of  importers per winery than other events of the sector, as highlighted by organizers.

In a national market in which wine consumption drops and new wineries proliferate every year, this event  helped once more to promote small and medium Galician businesses in the international market, which have expressed their satisfaction since "events like this, of small size and high level of professionalism, facilitate direct contact between the importer and the winemaker and lay the foundations for a business relationship in the short or medium term. "

For their part, importers highlighted the quality of the Galician wine and, above all, its personality:

"Galicia has all the advantages for being positioned in the foreign market with the quality segment. Nowadays there are good wines and then the cheap ones. Galicia has to be positioned within the first ones and compete for  quality, not price, since its condition of small-scale production doesn't allow this region to do it", said Bruno Murciano, one of the importers from the United Kingdom and who also stated that "although Albariño is the Galician native variety most demanded in the UK, Godello is emerging strongly."

In the Wine Fair it was also launched the wine of the winery Alan  de Val of the DO Valdeorras appellation and its winemaker, Manuel Sanchez, said the white variety godello "has landed into the American market very well, since the white wines, mainly focused on the variety Albariño, begin to be saturated and now they are receptive to alternatives, which is allowing us to access that market".

"The reds of the DO Valdeorras appellation of  varieties Mencia, Grenacha and Brancellao, are attractive to Northern Europe and the UK and, according to Sanchez, they hope to bring them into the the Brazilian market because, despite de fact that the competition is universal, as there are varieties spread throughout the world, ours are original, established and are already appreciated ".

In  this edition of Vinis Terrae participated importers of  U.S. importers (representing 27 states), UK, Holland, Brazil, Denmark and Spain, which were the countries with highest representation. In addition, the Fair was attender by buyers from Germany, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Sweden, Mexico, Portugal and Peru.