The Global Reach of La Rioja

Monday 14 December 2015

The evening celebrating the literature and wine of La Rioja region on 27 November drew a diverse audience of some 150 which included members of the Spanish diplomatic service, academics, students, translators, lawyers, film producers, musicians, publishers, and wine connaisseurs.

Gonzalo Capellán gave a talk on four outstanding moments in the history of Spanish language and culture, beginning with the 12th-century poet Gonzalo de Berceo, who was born in the region, and best-selling novelist from La Rioja, Andrés Pascual, talked about achieving ones dreams. The talk on the science of viticulture in the region paved the way for a wine tasting, sponsored by Bodega Classica (Vintae Rioja).

Gonzalo Capellan and Andres Pascual
Gonzalo Capellán and Andres Pascual