The IV Chapter, in which new honorary and numerary members were appointed, took place in Nava on Saturday.
LA SIDRA.- A new Cider Advocates Guild chapter was held in the Cider Museum assembly hall, turned into a cider bar, in Nava.
In this session, singer Victor Manuel, director of the Lorient Interceltic Festival Lisardo Lombardía, and Traditional Cooks Club president Amada Álvarez, were designated as honorary members.
Blogger Lorena Alonso, entrepreneur Carmen Uribe, surgeon Jose Méndez and artisan Carmen Montes were designed as numerary members.
Victor Manuel, who confessed having written his best songs after drinking cider, pointed out that it is one of the most important landmarks in Asturias. The singer was invited to be the herald in the 2019 Cider Festival by Nava mayor, Juan Cañal.
Likewise, Lisardo Lombardía stressed the historical connection between cider and folklore; and Amada Álvarez pointed out cider as the most indigenous product in the Asturian cuisine.
On his part, cider master Roberto Llamedo called for a greater protection for the Cider Museum by the government institutions and its acknoledgement as a cultural asset, as it contains the real past of one of the major traditions in Asturias.