Valdepeñas will host the 18 al 21 April the XIX Symposium of Wine Museums of Spain. This is done at the initiative of the Valdepeñas Wine Museum, who proposed the idea to the Association of Wine Museums of Spain, so the City of Wine will once again host this activity, since it already hosted the first edition. This has been highlighted by the director of the Valdepeñas Wine Museum, manuel lopez, who has announced the extensive program of conferences and activities planned for the days of the symposium in which around thirty people from the different wine museums that make up the association at a national level are expected to meet.
A symposium that will serve as “learning” for the different wine museums, as highlighted by the president of the Association of Wine Museums of Spain, Beatrice Hernando, who has anticipated that, in addition to holding the general assembly where the entry of a new museum into the association will be ratified, the Salt and Wine Museum of Chiclana de la Frontera (Cádiz), The winemaker and only female president of the Valdepeñas Denomination of Origin will also receive, Isabella Mijares, of the enosophy prize.
Equally, the ONCE Foundation will give a training day in order to make the 40 wine museums that are part of the association.
further, in the symposium different conferences will be offered with which “a journey through the history of the world of wine in Valdepeñas”, as explained by the director of the Valdepeñas Wine Museum, who has indicated that “although the presentations are particular to this town, We wanted to reflect that the stories that have happened here could also have happened in other wine museums in Spain”.
So, Diego Perís, teacher and architect, will offer the day 19 a conference under the title 'Vineyard, wineries and wine museums in Castilla-La Mancha', while Juan Blánquez, Professor of Archeology at the Autonomous University of Madrid’ will talk about wine in the Iberian world and more specifically in Cerro de las Cabezas.
‘The vine and wine in Roman times: the Roman cellar of Peral’ will be another of the conferences that will come the day 20 by Tomás Torres, Domingo Fernández and Julián Vélez, in charge of directing the excavations and actions in the Roman winery found in El Peral.
Equally, the Valdepeñas caves will star in several conferences that will be given by the people who have been in charge of their research, What are Ana Maria Medina like?, piebald plains, Tonka Ivanova and Domingo Fernandez.
On the other hand, the professor of Anthropology Julián López García will talk about sociability around wine, while the future of wine will be addressed by the oenologist Federico Lucendo.
further, another of the conferences will focus on the wine-growing cultural landscape of La Mancha, by Professor Óscar Jerez.
All these conferences will be completed with other parallel activities in which attendees will be able to learn about the culture and heritage of Valdepeñas, such as Cerro de las Cabezas and different wineries.
In another vein, López has highlighted the graphic image illustrating this symposium, where green tones predominate with the trunk of a vine and divided into grids, that represent the “different stories of each museum that makes up the Association of Wine Museums of Spain” and which links to the title of the initiative 'La historia presente'.
Finally, The Valdepeñas Wine Museum wanted to thank the collaboration of the Association of Wine Museums of Spain, Provincial Council of Ciudad Real, Board of Communities of Castilla-La Mancha, Valdepenas Town Hall, Orisos, ONCE Social Group, Globalcaja and different wineries in Valdepeñas.