Yesterday saw the first official reception for the Gold Vinari Awards which last year included Padró & Co.’s Blanco Reserva Vermouth.
The event was chaired by current President of the Generalitat, Carles Puigdemont as well as the Catalan Minister of Agriculture, Meritxell Serret, Director of the Catalan Wine and Vineyard Institute (INCAVI), Salvador Puig, Editor of wine web page vadevi.cat, Salvador Cot and the event organiser, Eva Vicens.
Representatives from the wineries that received awards and from each of the Catalan Appellation (DO) Offices were invited to the Salón Sant Jordi in Barcelona where Carles Puigdemont emphasized in his speech, that Catalan wineries and wines are the region’s ambassadors offering to the rest of the world, quality, respect and a philosophy of hard-work.
This reception is a another step forward in the recognition of the Vinari Awards which have now become an official wine Competition in Catalonia and which will be accepting entries for a 5th competition in March.
- Celebrating the grape harvest in Sitges
The first weekend of October saw the Sitges annual Grape Harvest Festival, now in its 57th year, together with the town’s 12th Wine Show, another important event on our calendar. The Festival was officially opened on Saturday by presenter and comedian Pep Plaza. On Sunday there was a grape stomping…
- Grape Harvest at Padró i Família
We’re just done harvesting our grapes and it’s an important time for our vermouths given that they are made using only the best: our very best grapes picked from our finest vines, which have been tended with care and devotion during one whole year. Our harvest usually lasts for around…