`Fiesta de la Burbuja´, Valencia´s `Summer Festival´- VÍ Vid with FASCV.

Following the three top events in Valencia´s wine world, the `Nit de Ví´ of DO Valencia, `Placer de Bobal´ of DO Utiel-Requena and `Winecanting Festival´of DO Alicante the last of the Summer fairs before the holidays begin is the`Fiesta de  las Burbujas.´Organised by FASCV ( The Federation of Associations of Sumilleres in the Valencian Community which brings together the individual associations in Castellon, Alicante and Valencia). The fair is held over  two nights. The first of these took place in Alicante in []

Bodegas Vegamar enter the Premium Gin Market….A VÍ Vid report.

  Bodegas Vegamar have launched two new premium Gins onto the market this week and gin drinkers are going to love them both! The launch took place in Valencia´s iconic Umbracle on Monday evening 26 June with a packed audience enjoying a celebratory light buffet accompanied by wines from the bodega before the main event, a presentation and tasting of the new products. The event is part of a series of such events launching `Gin City-Valencia´and `Gin City-London´onto the National market. Although []

3º Concurso, Arròs del Senyoret `Ciudad Betera´. A VÍ Vid report.

  Arròs del Senyoret is one of the great seafood dishes in the canon of Valencian gastronomy, taking its name from the paella cooked for the gentry. The seafood is prepared by removing the shells so that those eating it did not have to soil their fingers whilst eating it. Like all the great seafood dishes the stock is the key ingredient in providing the depth of flavour but this is of course added to by the quality and variety of seafood []

1st Singular Wines Fair, Jesus Pobre, a VÍ Vid Report.

London has had its RAW wine fair for some time but this is the first wine fair dedicated to `Singular´wines, (Ecologic or Biodynamic, natural wines where respect for the environment, recovery of lost varieties of vines and special handling in the winery are the key considerations for the winemaker) to be held in Valencia. These wines deserved to be presented in a special location and the RiuRau del Senyoret in the village of Jesus Pobre, close to Javea was chosen by the []

A visit to La Viña,` Winecanting in Alicante´ and Fidueà de Gandia…A VÍ Vid report.

It was interesting to read a plea from the distributor of three of Valencia´s newest Vermuts for more coordination of events related to wine and food in the region. This week saw us invited to at least five events, June has always been a manic month for new product launches, new menu events, International food Competitions  and our normal work carries on! La Viña. We started the week with a visit to Bodega La Viña in Font de la Figuera in DO []

A Tasting of Wines from DO Alicante, A VÍ Vid report.

VÍ  Vid were very pleased to be able to attend the Salon Profesiónal in Denia this week and taste the new crop of wines from DO Alicante. The tasting was held in the Cdt of the Marina Alta. 18 Bodegas attended and this is a selection of the wines which impressed us. David Carbonell has been making wines from Viognier (and other varieties) at Vins del Comtat  for as long as we have known the bodega and was a pioneer of producing []

2nd National Competition, Paella de Cullera, a VÍ Vid report.

                                                                Cullera, a pretty seaside town is half an hour to the South of Valencia at the furthest edge of the Albufera Natural Park and its rice fields. It sits at the mouth of the River Jucar and is well-known for its many quality restaurants and fishing port.                 On May 23rd it held the II Concurso Nacional Paella de Cullera which within the two years of its creation has consolidated itself as a major gastronomic event in Valencia´s annual calendar. This is []