Juan David Latorre
The Madrid Centre of La Rioja and the Moldavian Embassy presented their wines last Friday, February 14, in the Tenth International Tasting organized at the Madrid Centre’s headquarters, with the presence of the Moldavian ambassador, Violeta Agrici, and the Centre’s president, José Antonio Rupérez.
With the presence of the ambassador of Ecuador, Cristóbal Roldán, and the consul of Moldavia in Logroño, Ignacio Sáenz Carrillo, the Rioja wines of Bodega Hacienda Calavia, together with the Moldavians of Bodega Agrici Wine, were present at this tasting.
The Moldovan ambassador emphasised his thanks to the Riojan Centre for hosting a second tasting session with wines from his country and for celebrating both on such a significant date as February 14th. “That’s why these tastings could be called: ‘For love, with Moldovan wines’. The Moldavian Embassy wishes to promote Moldavian products and mainly our country’s wine. We are a wine country, a country for which wine is much more than an agricultural product. Wine is an integral part of our being and is related to our history, our culture and our religion. Over the years, Moldovan wineries have gained more and more fame worldwide, with our republic being among the top 20 wine producing countries in the world and among the top 15 exporting countries”.
In turn, José Antonio Rupérez highlighted that “this tasting is full of symbolism, as it is the first time that we repeat wines from the same embassy in an international tasting. Just a year ago, on this date, we held the first meeting with wines from Moldavia. And on this occasion we have new wines from both Moldova and La Rioja. Both countries are wine producers, we export and we are internationally recognized by the fame that our wines have in the world”.