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Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

‘Alimentaria 2018’: Seven key points about Intervin

The Intervin showroom, made up of representatives of the various Spanish Designations of Origin, has been present in the trade fair in the food sector.


From the 16th to the 19th of April, the venue of Fira Gran Vía in Barcelona received a new edition of Alimentaria, the trade fair in Spain for the food industry. The Intervin showroom, integrated into Alimentaria, once again brought together wineries and the Control Board of the different Spanish Designations of Origin. Rimontgó was present throughout its Rimontgó Invest area, from which it manages the interest of national and international investors in the Spanish winemaking sector.  Below, we offer some key points that enable us to understand the development of the latest Intervin exhibition.

  1. For various editions now, the field dedicated to wine loses ground in Alimentaria against the dominant food industry. A trend that seems to have progressed for some years now.
  2. The extensive presence of the Control Board of different Designations of Origin is an excellent reflection of the diversity of the wine produced in Spain. The smaller Designations of Origin have found this fair to be a great showcase to issue their wines.
  3. In the 2018 edition, the stands of the Designations of Origin Cataluña, Galicia, Castilla and León and Jumilla have been highlighted. Galicia presented a communal wine tasting bar which gathered more than 20 white wines, an event that demonstrates the harmony between the different Galician Designations of Origin. The Catalan presence is highlighted through the biggest producers of cava (Freixenet) and wine (Torres), as well as small and medium wineries of the various Designations of Origin of the region.  Indeed, the different stands of La Rioja on the one hand, and La Rioja Alavesa/Txakolí on the other, show the internal conflict that exists in this Designation of Origin after the exit of some wineries located in la Rioja Alavesa.WineAction-in-Alimentaria-2018
  4.  Castilla-La Mancha, one of the Spanish regions with wineries which produces wine in large quantities, was represented primarily by its Control Board.
  5. Significant presence of model wineries in the Designation of Origin Ribera de Duero, in the case of Pago de los Capellanes or Protos.
  6. Some winery groups (such as the case of ARAEX) were present. It has alliances designed to share resources in terms of marketing or distribution and which are still functioning.
  7. More and more notable presence of wines produced under ecological/organic parametres, an event that indicates the strength of this type of production in specific European markets and in the US market.

All of this brings to light the current interest in wine all around the world.  Through its Invest area, Rimontgó develops a strong commitment to the trading of wineries and vineyards, currently one of the most interesting activities in the Spanish market.



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