Last Monday, after the I Edition of the Virtual Wine Fair of Monterrei, the name was again promoted, this time, in the port dock of the Royal Nautical Club of Vigo, welcoming professionals from the Olympic city and the metropolitan area.
In two shifts, morning and afternoon, there were more than a hundred attendees who could taste the differentiated quality of the whites and reds, elaborated and bottled under the seal of Monterrei. They were also able to learn first-hand about the history and heritage of wine, soil and climate characteristics, typology of wines or grape varieties. Among the attendees, the Xeral Secretary for Sport, José Ramón Lete Lasa, the President of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, Juan Antonio Portela, or the wine manager of the Casino de Madrid, Eliseo González, stood out.
From the most purely commercial point of view, import companies such as Way of Santiago Wines, provincial distributors such as Disgobes, members of the Sommeliers Club such as Xerardo Pazos, also attended, members of Galicia Gastronómica or representatives of the media, such as Jota Domínguez and Mar Bermúdez, director and editor-in-chief of the media “Cepas y Vinos”. On this occasion, participants in this initiative were a total of 21 wineries, promoting 39 brands: Ladairo, Pazos del Rey, Gargalo, José Antonio Da Silva Pereira (Vinos Lara), Quinta do Buble, Terras do Cigarrón, Pazo Blanco Núñez (Tapias Mariñán), Fragas do Lecer, Manuel Guerra Justo, Tabú, Franco Basalo, Alba Al-Bar (Daniel Fernández), Trasdovento, José Luis Gómez Ibáñez (Valderello), Crego e Monaguillo, Fausto Rivero Pardo (Quinta Soutullo), Pazo de Valdeconde, Castro de Lobarzán, Manuel Vázquez Losada, Terrae Monterrei (Adegas Terrae) and Triay Adegas de Oímbra.
For this event, the guidelines and preventive recommendations for events, congresses and fairs of the guide published by the ISSGA (Instituto de Seguridade e Saúde Laboral de Galicia) were implemented, establishing an external circuit of entry and exit, temperature control, reduced seating capacity, increased distances between tables, use of individual spittoons, anti-slip spittoons, separate toilets for staff and public, hydroalcoholic gel on tables, and staff with surgical masks and hygienic masks available to all attendees.
“It is necessary, always following the established protocols against COVID-19, to continue from the institution with promotional activities, which is also one of our functions. All to go ahead and support the commercial mission of our wineries in the different Galician cities, such as Vigo, in this case” highlights the President, Lara da Silva. “We have been back to our promotional schedule for more than a month and we hope, as it cannot be otherwise, to provide, as much as possible, commercial opportunities to our registered members throughout the Spanish geography,” concludes Lara da Silva.