New requirements and scoring scales will be introduced next year.
LA SIDRA.- “The contestants will not only have to pour cider”. So said Javier Martínez, vicepresident of the Asturian Hospitality and Tourism Association (OTEA), during the awards ceremony in the XXIV edition held in the Cider Museum, Nava.
The association will work together with the DOP Cider of Asturias so that the contest also assesses the knowledge, temperature, storage and marketing of the product. The aim of such changes is to update the contest and adapt it to the pouring professionals labour.
On his part, Enrique Tuya, coordinator of the championship organised by the Cider Pourers Association, demanded a prominent place for the winners in the Cider Museum, which Nava’s mayor, Juan Cañal was commited to do for next year.
Salvador Ondó, known as “The Dark Knight” was elected as the pouring champion for the third time, after his victories in 2014 and 2016, with a final store of 189 points.
Ondó assured that the keys to his success were steadiness and hard work and advocated the creation of a cider pourers school which trains professionals in a serious, rigurous way.
The other classified contestants were Jeison Franco, Wilkin Aquiles, Jorge Vargas, Jonathan Trabanco, Alberto Truchado, Pablo Álvarez, Alejandro Morillo, Adrián Paredes and Marcos Ramos.