Until now, the success of Uruguayan wines on the pavilion of Expo Milan 2015, goes much further than the expectations thought. This result could opens eyes to new possibilities of increasing exports.
The international megaexposition that started on May 1, shows the country with a board and careful selection of wines to be offered to its clientele.
The participant wineries are Juanicó, Carrau, De Lucca, Garzón, Estancia La Cruz and Grupo Traversa and they were selected by the National Wine Institute of Uruguay.
From the very beginning, the public assistance estimated was around 250 and 300 every day, but during the first fifteen days it achieved 400 diners daily.
The economic effort needed for the participation in this international event has been evaluated and an important boost is expected to increase the volume of exports, mainly on those wines with a preferential quality.
Patricia Fernández Ruiz
In modern wine history, Spain has often lagged behind France and Italy, but nowadays, spanish wine is in a growing moment. From the dry white wine of Rias Baixas to the red wine of Priorat, Spain leaves a great taste in our mouths.
Among the best wineries of Spain are Penedès, with Bodegas Miguel Torres (Spanish wine export leader and Spanish domestic market supplier leader) and Jean Leon (Catalonia); Priorat, with Clos Erasmus, Clos Mogador, Costers de Siurana, Mas Martinet and Principales bodegas y vinos del Priorat, (Catalonia); Ribera del Duero, with Tinto pesquera, Dominio de Pingus and Vega Sicilia, (Castile and Leon) and finally, Rioja, with Marqués de Riscal (The oldest and most traditional winery of La Rioja).
Furthermore, among the top wine producers of Spain are Álvaro Palacios, one of the most prestigious in the Priorat region and one of the most succesful winemakers of the moment. With René Barbier and Carles Pastrana, he has revolutionized the Spanish wine in the recent decades. Álvaro Palacios makes some of the most important wines of Spain, where we can find brands marketed as L’Ermita, Finca Dofí and Les Terrases.
It is also important to mention the Danish producer Peter Sisseck with his highest level wine, the Pingus, which is the most expensive wine of the country, but also Flor de Pingus is one of the best Spanish wines. He also has other wines known as Psi and Clos d’Agon.
Patricia Fernández Ruiz.