13 June 2012
For the 4th consecutive year, Diam Bouchage, in collaboration with the Association of Oenologists from La Rioja, organised a meeting with professionals in the sector for its annual technical day.
About one hundred oenologists and winegrowers from the Rioja region met on 13th June this year to discuss the role of women in the winemaking industry: from grape to glass.
On the programme were conferences, a roundtable discussion and wine tasting.
• Julia del Castillo, oenologist – director of the Spanish Wine and Women competition, concourso Vino y mujer: what is the place of women in the world of winemaking and what is their approach to wine?
• Rafael del Rey, director of the Spanish Wine Market Observatory (OeMv): Woman as key influencer, purchaser and consumer of wine.
• Roundtable - Adriana Laucirica, Chairwoman of the Association of Oenologists from La Rioja; Jesús Rebollo, International Marketing Director at Lavinia; Raquel Ruiz, Marketing and Communications Manager for the Paternina group; Ainhoa Gorostidi, Marketing Director in Spain for the Pernod Ricard group; María Martínez, oenologist in Patrocinio; Esperanza Elías, oenologist at the Bodegas Rioja Vega winery: Is it possible to create a product specifically for women?
• Tasting wines sealed with Diam closures, hosted by Antonio Palacios.
Grape varieties: Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
Wines: Picol 2010 (Italy), Stonestreet 2010 (California), Silex 2009 (France), Chablis Premier Cru Montmains Domaine 2009 (France), Saint Véran (France) and Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2010 (France).