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The town of Almansa celebrated between 30 April and 6 May, the Fiestas Mayores (Main Festivals) in honour of its Patron Saint, the Virgin de Belén. These celebrations, which were declared in 1999 of Regional Tourist Interest, and of National Tourist Interest in 2008, are made up of a great number of acts, which give their nature to one of the most intense and special municipal festivals in Spain. Among them, the Homenaje al Almaseño Ausente, celebrated on 30 April in the gardens of the Town Hall. In this act, presided by the city’s Municipal and Festival Authorities, a reception tribute was held for the people of Almansa who are away from home and visit during the celebration days. For the event this year, DO Almansa offered a "tribute wine" to all the attendees who gathered there. It is an act full of emotion, encounters, stories and great wine. For DO Almansa, it was an honour to form part, not only of a unique and emotional event, but also their contribution with their wines to make the Main Festivals of Almansa even greater if possible. During the intense week of the Main Festivals, the people of Almansa demonstrate their commitment to this incomparable tradition, through activities and acts. From the “General ringing of the bells” that along with the lighting of the first tracas (fireworks) by the Festival Queens, give way to the acts, to the Señora de Belén Main Procession, closing ceremony celebration. Both residents and visitors, enjoy the good work of Almansa’s people. But undoubtedly, the peak moment was between 1 and 3 May, with the Moors and Christians parade and, above all, the Nocturnal Moorish Parade that was lived with great interest and whose celebration was key in the festivities being declared of National Tourist Interest. With the Santa Maria Square and the Castle as an amazing background frame, this representation of the city’s Reconquest transforms Almansa into a magical place, thanks to the use of special effects, fireworks, light and sound....

This ranking represents the excellence of the Spanish landraces, positioning Alaya (Designation of Origin Almansa) second among the 100 best in the world. It is great news for our wines as this ranking shows only a dozen Spanish wines. Alaya is the fruit of excellent drafting Garnacha Tintorera 15 months aging in French and American oak, this wine represents the pursuit of excellence in the cellars of the Denomination of Origin Almansa. ...

La Denominación de Origen Almansa se viste de gala para presentar nuestros vinos en un lugar tan glamoroso como la embajada Española de Londres, Reino Unido.   El evento tuvo lugar el jueves 27 de noviembre, donde el presidente de la Denominación de Origen Almansa, Pascual Martínez y el alcalde de Almansa, Francisco Núñez han presidido las reuniones de presentación de los vinos de la Denominación de Origen Almansa a importadores y organizadores de eventos. Cada una de las 12 bodegas almanseñas han estado representadas en la cata de vinos seleccionados para representar esta zona vitivinícola de España, con una alta tasa de exportación a mercados exteriores.   Esta misión comercial ha sido apoyada por el Ayuntamiento de Almansa, la Cámara de Comercio española en Gran Bretaña, y la Cámara de Comercio de Castilla. Hemos conseguido un reto histórico al ser seleccionados como Denominación de Origen oficial para servir los vinos en la cena de Gala, un acto protocolario presidido por el embajador de España en Gran Bretaña, Federico Trillo, y contando con el presidente de Telefónica, César Alierta, y el presidente de la Cámara de Comercio en Gran Bretaña, Javier Hidalgo, como invitados de honor. En el evento asistieron más de 200 invitados de las principales compañías y bodegas españolas que operan en Gran Bretaña. Pudieron degustar las distintas variedades de vinos tintos y blancos de la Denominación de Origen Almansa con el objetivo de poder elegirlos posteriormente para los distintos eventos que organizan sus empresas. Estamos muy satisfechos con la oportunidad de posicionarnos en el mercado británico con nuestros vinos almanseños. El evento del pasado jueves marca un inicio importante para las futuras relaciones comerciales y las exportaciones de nuestros vinos almanseños en el territorio de Gran Bretaña.      ...

The Wine Route of Almansa has been created to present our wines and wineries from the Denomination of Origin Almansa, as a project in collaboration with the Tourist Office of Almansa, During the guided tours you can learn about the winemaking process, get to know each winery and their business philosophy and taste some of their great wines. The visits are organized through the Denomination of Origin Almansa. Please contact us for appointments for small or larger groups. Telephone: +34 967 340 258 info@vinosdealmansa.com...

"FENAVIN is the most important trade fair for Spanish wine." This is how the daily journal ELPAIS defines it in its business supplement, and ICEX sustains the same in a value report on FENAVIN 2013. This is also the image perceived by the Spanish wineries and cooperatives that have opted for FENAVIN  2013 as an instrument for promoting the business of national and international wine industry since its inception. This proposal, based primarily on a professional attention to the buyers market , has managed, in only six editions, to make FENAVIN become the most important trade fair for Spanish wine, and the only trade fair that offers a proven business ability. Wineries from around the country participate exhibiting their wines, and we will be there representing the wineries at our booth from the 7th to the 9th of may 2013. www.fenavin.com VISIT us at FENAVIN 2013!...