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25/04/2019

Organic Food Iberia to showcase 100s of eco & sustainable Spanish wines

When it comes to wine, Spain is an undisputed world leader.  And business is booming.  It’s the biggest exporter of wine by volume, the third by value, and it also produces over a quarter of the world’s organic wine supply (and that’s a conservative estimate).

Spain is an organic wine powerhouse in every respect.  Its organic wine producers – including the 40+ vineyards now confirmed to exhibit at Organic Food Iberia on 6-7 June at IFEMA in Madrid, are in pole position to benefit from the significant consumer demand driving organic markets around the world.

According to recent research by IWSR Drinks Market Analysis, more than one billion bottles of organic wine (87.5m cases) will be consumed globally by 2022.  Although the country’s domestic consumption is still low compared to other nations, its export market – particularly to Germany, the Nordic region, Switzerland, Austria, the Benelux countries and the UK (Brexit aside), has never been stronger.

Since the early 90s, Spanish lands dedicated to organic wine growing has increased fivefold, with 106,000+ hectares now producing some of the world’s best organic and/or biodynamic wines and grapes (up from 16,500 hectares in 2003).  At the last count, in 2017, it boasted 939 eco-wineries (according to SOW – the Spanish Organic Wines association).  It’s likely to be well over 1,000 by now.

Thanks to the richness and variety of Spain’s many regions (it’s the most climatically-diverse country in Europe) it’s home to hundreds of native grape varieties – so there really is something to suit every taste and wine-drinker’s palette. For importers, wholesalers, distributers, retailers and the on-trade (international and domestic) looking to source the next-wave of versatile new wines for their customers – Organic Wine Iberia really is a must attend.

Recently confirmed show features include a dedicated Organic Wine Tasting Gallery, a host of international experts will be sharing their thoughts on market developments in the Organic Wine Theatre, and, importantly, the prestigious Ecoracimo 2019 Awards ceremony, hosted by Miguel Ángel Benito Rodríguez, CEO of MAB Wine Consulting, will also be taking place at the event on Thursday 6 June.

Big name exhibitors

Wines from La Rioja, Castilla La Mancha, Andalucía, Murcia, Valencia, the Basque Country, Castilla y León, Granada, Navarra, and many other regions will be available to see and sample at the show.  SOW – Spanish Organic Wines, an association launched in 2014 solely to promote the export of wines produced by small and medium-sized organic wineries, is bringing 13 of its members/associates. Plus, Portugal Foods (supported by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development in Portugal) will be joined by some of its leading wine producers.

Exhibitors to date include:

  • Spanish Organic Wines (SOW)
    • Arriezu
    • Bodega Altolandon
    • Bodega La Tercia
    • Bodega y Viñedo Tinedo
    • Bodegas Biurko Gorri
    • Bodegas Camino Alto
    • Bodegas Castillo De Mendoza
    • Bodegas Castillo De Sajazarra
    • Bodegas Hnos. Páramo Arroyo
    • Bodegas Pinuaga
    • Bodegas Quaderna Via
    • Bodegas Robles
    • Bodegas y Viñedos Valderiz
  • DOP Jumilla
  • Berarte Vinos Ecológicos de Rioja Alavesa
  • Bodega Aranleón
  • Bodega Méndez Moya
  • Bodegas Cornelio
  • Bodegas del Medievo
  • Bodegas Francisco Gómez
  • Bodegas Nodus
  • Cooperativa del vino de Yecla La Purisima
  • Ekosal-luz
  • Viñas Colonias de Galeon
  • Viñedos Real Rubio
  • Vinos Sierra Norte

Of course, wine isn’t the only beverage set to make a splash at the launch event.  Dozens of exhibiting brands across Organic Food Iberia’s show floor will be sampling premium soft drinks and juices, organic beers and spirits and hot beverages.  Among them are Destilerías Joaquín Alonso, Destilerías Liber, Articultura de la terra Coop V (LLUNA), Galician Brew, and Cervezas Mond.

Free visitor registration

Organic Food Iberia and Eco Living Iberia will take place at IFEMA exhibition centre in Madrid, Spain, on 6-7 June.  The event will feature over 500 exhibiting companies, three dedicated theatres (the Organic Theatre, Kitchen Theatre and Eco Living & Beauty Theatre), Organic Wine Iberia, the Innovation Zone – featuring the next wave of bestselling products, regional and international pavilions, and the Organic & Eco Awards Iberia.

For more information and to register for a free trade ticket to attend, please visit www.organicfoodiberia.com or www.ecolivingiberia.com and quote priority code OFI29 (alternatively, use direct link: https://eventdata.uk/Visitor/OrganicFoodEcoLivingIberia2019.aspx).

 

International media enquiries & press pass requests:

Emma-Louise Jones, Head of PR, Diversified Communications UK

email: ejones@divcom.co.uk

Website: www.divcom.co.uk / www.organicfoodiberia.com

Source: Organic Food Iberia Press Release

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According to the Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA), the Canadian government is investing $8.3 million in organic agriculture research

22/08/2018

Nestlé USA: Misleading Non-GMO seal

By filing a lawsuit against Nestlé, a woman from California alleged that the US company misleads consumers by using its ‘No GMO ingredients’ seal as it might easily be confused with the Non-GMO Project Verified Seal, reports CBS News

18/08/2018

Core Organic: Europe-wide research for organic farming continues

European research into organic farming is being continued with the Core Organic Cofund programme

09/08/2018

RELACS EU: Project website launched

The EU-project which will be run by FiBL Switzerland as well as IFOAM EU aims at fostering the development and facilitating the adoption of cost-efficient and environmentally safe tools and technologies...

08/01/2016

Organic groceries discount at Walmart Canada

Walmart Canada has quietly launched a new lineup of organic products under its Great Value store brand