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Press Releases

09.04.2014   SPRING TASTINGS IN THE D.O. SOMONTANO WINE SPACE

The Regulatory Council presents its new programme of activities, Spring Tastings, through which it offers an open invitation to learn about and enjoy the wines of the Somontano Designation of Origin in its Wine Space. From April to July, a thousand and one opportunities to participate in Introduction to Wine Tasting courses and workshops, including pairings of wine with chocolate or cheeses.

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11.07.2013   STARS OF THE SOMONTANO WINE FESTIVAL 2013
The Somontano Wine Festival 2013 will be held from 1 to 4 August. One of the most important wine tourism events in Spain, now in its fourteenth year, will put on the shows El Consorcio, Juan Magán, Michael Jackson Moonwalker: The Show and El Arrebato. Appetites will be piqued beforehand  night after night – at the Gastronomic Extravaganza, where tapas and wine complete a full programme seasoned with tasting courses, winery tours and original activities in which wine is paired with products typical of this area, such as cheeses, chocolate and pink tomatoes.

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01.08.08   FIRST NIGHT OF THE SOMONTANO WINE FESTIVAL

David Bustamante’s press conference and the opening of the Gastronomic Extravaganza yesterday at nine p.m. marked the first day of the Somontano Wine Festival 2008 in Barbastro (Huesca). The concert by the Cantabrian singer who got his start on the first season of the television competition “Operación Triunfo” began two hours later. About 3,500 people shared the sound of his latest album “Al filo de la irrealidad”, which lends its name to this summer’s tour. Bustamante showed his enthusiasm for being in this land of wines, an opinion shared by the attendees of the Gastronomic Extravaganza, where 12,000 tapas and wines were enjoyed.

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13.08.09   THE GRAPE HARVEST BEGINS ON 17 AUGUST

Next Monday marks the beginning of the grape harvest in Somontano with the Chardonnay and Merlot varieties making their way to the wineries. The campaign, in which grape growers and wineries collect the fruit from the vineyards, will continue until the end of September.

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02.08.08   2nd NIGHT OF THE SOMONTANO WINE FESTIVAL

The concert for the “Encantados” tour began with a mix of classic songs recreated by the Gran Orquesta Sinfónica de Europa, directed by Luis Cobos, in which the audience participated by clapping along with the musicians. At the end of the piece, Paloma San Basilio took to the stage. It was then that the conductor of the orchestra and the singer picked up glasses of Somontano wine and toasted to music, to the audience and to the D.O. responsible for the 9th edition of the Festival. It was a great start to a great show enjoyed by 3,700 people.

The Gastronomic Extravaganza also had an excellent second night of the Festival: over 17,000 tapas and wines were served from 9 at night until 2 in the morning.

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