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15.10.2019 General News

Spanish Embassy Holds Wine Fair

By Chris Koney
Spanish Embassy Holds Wine Fair
LISTEN OCT 15, 2019

On Thursday 10th October 2019, the Economic and Commercial office of the Embassy of Spain in Ghana successfully hosted this year’s edition of its annual wine fair dubbed “Wines from Spain: Cheers Spain”.

The event held at the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City Accra was a platform which offered professionals in the wine and hospitality industries in Ghana the opportunity to learn more about wines from Spain and also network with various wine distributors from Spain.

Head of Economic and Commercial Office at the Embassy, Mr. Miguel Higuera Mate revealed that “Spain is currently one of the main wine exporters to Ghana and its presence is growing fast and the years ahead are full of excitement for Spanish wine makers, We are hopeful of collaborating with Ghanaian wine distributors and enthusiasts to continue to enjoy them."

He added that “we also want Ghanaians to understand Spanish wine and it is essential to realize that there are many different origins of wine and it is important to notice that there are as many as 70 varieties of wine experience and what benefits each of them has to offer.”

Highlighting the importance of the Spanish wine sector, Mr. Higuera said the country is one of the three biggest producers and exporters worldwide adding that, three Spanish wineries - Bodegas Valdepablo, Bodegas Illana and RM Rioja are currently present in Ghana to introduce their products to Ghanaian distributors.

Ghanaian wine distributors who participated in the fair include Don Emilio, Marina Distribution, Prestige Trade, TT Brothers Limited and West Africa & Gulf Company Ltd.

Patrons were offered more than 80 wines from an array of Spanish regions.

Mr. Higuera used the occasion to thank all the wine and hospitality professionals who have promoted Spanish wines in Ghana.

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