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Asturies non stop at Gourmet’s Hall

Tastings, contest and presentation of Cortina’s Ice Cider.





LA SIDRA.- This is a non stop! Asturies turned to be one of the most active points inside the Gourmet’s Hall of the IFEMA of Madrid. The day begun with a pairing of Asturian products under the label Foods from the Natural Paradise, followed by the tasting of the typical marañueles by Mancomunida Cabu Peñes. Then there was one of the most awaited events of the day: the presentation of “Cider Bars from Asturies, Natural Quality”.. There were the intervention of the general director of Commerce and Tourism Julio González Zapico and the president of OTEA José Álvarez Almeida. After that David Fernández-Prada offered a public speech about this quality label and the features the establishments need to have to fit in this category. Likewise he explained several aspects about how to drink Cider of Asturies and made sample about cider pouring with the participation of the attendees.

González Zapico explained to this media his intention to attend this hall in order to encourage the entrepreneurs and producers. “What we aim is to people to get back to their roots, their essence, the natural, to Asturies! This is why the slogan is “Return to the Paradise, come to Asturies”.

In the afternoon there was much more. At three there was a tasting of dry meats by El Cuco paired with Poma Áurea by Trabanco. An hour and a half after that there was the tasting of Xaldu Lamb Astursabor. Regarding the awards, the magazine Gourmet’s Club awarded Coalla Gourmet as best gastronomic shop in the main hall.

At last, the raisin in the cake… was the presentation of Cortina’s Ice Cider. Celestino Cortina described the color of the product as “Old gold” and it raised the interest of the fair, with many people interested in tasting this brand new product. Besides offering the tasting guides about smell and taste, there was also a pairing with sugar coated nuts, chesnut in syrup, moscovita and goose foie. Some interesting and different pairings for this cider that will give to speak bout. “We are sure that this is an exportable product and it’s our interest to do so, but without paying attention to our home” said Cortina to finish.

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