The OENOLOGIST and cider mills technical advisor, José Antonio Norniella, delivered a conference on COVID-19 and its impact on the Asturian cider chain, addressing the main problems that growers, cidermakers, hoteliers and consumers face during the pandemic
How has the pandemic affected the cider sector? This was the axis on which the conference of the oenologist José Antonio Norniella was structured, given during the Xixón Natural Cider Festival. Its title was: “The impact of COVID-19 on the Asturies cider value chain. A complicated present… a promising future ”. A talk, it should be noted, well structured, entertaining, with precise data and interesting reflections. In this review, we will try to expose only some of the points that the specialist deepened during the discussion. The topics addressed he divided into three production sectors: primary or harvesters, secondary or cidermakers and tertiary, focusing on the hotel and catering industry. He also had a section for consumers.