The second place was for Juan Luis García Ruiz, sommelier in the restaurant Casa Marcial, in Asturias.
David Barro García, sommelier of Coalla Gourmet wine shop, was proclaimed this Monday in Oviedo winner of the sixth semifinal of the competition 'Best Cava Sommelier in Spain', whose final will be held in 2014.
Albert Teixidó, of the wine bar Mar de Tierra, was proclaimed this Tuesday in Barcelona winner of the fifth semifinal of the competition 'Best Cava Sommelier Spain', whose final will be held in 2014.
The Cava Regulatory Board collaborated with the Multiple Sclerosis Association of Guipuzcoa (ADEMGI) in the sixth edition of the Spring Dinner held on f May 3rd at the London Hotel in San Sebastian.
On Monday 20th of May, the Cava Regulatory Board celebrates the sixth semifinal of the contest "Best Cava Sommelier of Spain' in Oviedo. Sommeliers from Asturias and Cantabria will meet at Barceló Hotel to compete in this sixth edition.
On Tuesday 14th of May, the Cava Regulatory Board celebrates the fifth semifinal of the contest "Best Cava Sommelier of Spain' in Barcelona. Sommeliers from Catalonia and the Balearic Islands will meet at the CETT Hotel School of the city to compete in this fifth edition.
The Cava Regulatory Board hosted this week a training session for vine growers on green pruning by the Italian expert Riccardo Turata. The objective of this initiative, promoted by the Innovi Cluster, is to improve the quality of production in cava vineyards.
The Cava Regulatory Board has collaborated with the Catering College of Álvaro Cunqueiro in La Coruña (Spain). This school belongs to the Provincial Association of Hospitality network in this city.
· Germany is the largest importer of cava, with 39.46 million bottles sold in 2012
The Cava Regulatory Board, together with the Institute for Foreign Trade (ICEX), participated for second year in Prowein, the most important wine fair in Germany and one of the most significant in Europe, held annually in the city of Dusseldorf.
· Russia, who increased sales by 64 percent in 2012, is a potential market for cava
· Cava, one of the two products chosen as an example of success in the international market and with a serious and rigorous quality control
Technical representatives of the Cava Regulatory Board have traveled to Moscow this week as part of a trade mission sponsored by the European Commission and Russia on the protection of geographical indications.
The Cava Regulatory Board collaborated with the Federation of Regional Houses in a gala dinner held on March 2nd at the Hotel Fira Palace and attended by the mayor of Barcelona, Xavier Trias, among other guests.