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IberWine 2005 – Madrid Wine Expo

Just want to notify everyone that this November 29, 30th and December 1st, in Madrid, the 2005 edition of Salon International del Vino, recently renamed IberWine, will be taking place. Taken from there site:

Wines from the whole of the Iberian Peninsula will have the opportunity to globally project their qualities to a long list of international buyers as well as those from within the peninsula. The excellent results of the last edition of the Madrid International Wine Fair, both in terms of turnover and the repercussion of the event on professionals within the sector and the media, consolidate once and for all what the wine sector was missing: a monographic trade fair for the sector that can compete on an international level with the other trade fairs in other wine-producing countries, and in a city which as well as being the capital of the country with the largest area of vineyards in the world, is a first-rate buying centre.

Ok so the English translation they provide is not the best, I’m starting to get used to this, though I still don’t know why someone doesn’t hire a native speaker to help them out. On the other hand, you can see that the main goal is to help raise awareness of Spanish and Portuguese wines, wait that sounds like my goal, while at the same time getting buyers in contact with producers.

While poking around the site, I did stumble across some interesting articles that I thought you might find interesting:

The next Madrid Internacional Wine Fair, renamed IberWine, will have the ambitious objective of helping Spanish and Portuguese wines to conquer the global market.
The most popular imported wines in imperial Rome came from the Iberian Peninsula. Centuries later, the full-bodied wines of Jerez and Oporto dominated international trade until well into the 20th Century. After a long period during which the French and Italians dominated the market, the wines from the Southern Hemisphere began to take the initiative. click here to continue reading about Iberian Wine.

So stay tuned, I’m hoping to have a chance to do some interviews during the fair and as always taste some good wines.

Till soon, Ryan Opaz