Juan David Latorre
Last Monday took place at the Centro Riojano in Madrid the 8th International Tasting “Polish vs. Rioja Wines”, which surprised the attendees due the quality of wines presented by the Polish ambassador, Marzenna Adamczyk.
In the well-known by The Diplomat’s readers Salon La Lengua, and completely sold out (some people had to stay in the lobby), the president of Centro Riojano, José Antonio Rupérez, and the Polish ambassador presented 4 wines of Bodegas Carlos Serres and 4 others from Lubuskie region, respectively.
Ambassador Marzenna Adamczyk, with her usual extroverted joy, said she was making a dream because “being ‘non-alcoholic’ (abstemious)”, she saw it very difficult to present the unknown Polish wines to the Spanish public.
The president of Centro Riojano congratulated himself on this special tasting: “Today we are celebrating thethird anniversary of an event, the International Tasting, which emerged to make known the wines from different countries of the world along with wines from La Rioja. So, we have approached borders and achieved fantastic twinnings between wine regions so far away from each other.
“Regarding the Carlos Serres winery”, Rupérez said, “is located in Haro, La Rioja, city that houses the largest concentration of centenarian wineries in the world. Carlos Serres has long history and today we can taste its excellent wines”.
Among others, the ambassadors of Cyprus, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Malta and representatives of other delegations attended the event, among them from Romania, accompanied by numerous Spanish and Polish businessmen.