The Official Chamber of Commerce of Spain in Guatemala made the V Festival of Wine and Gastronomyin the context of its 94th anniversary, a period in which it has promoted trade between the Central American country and the Iberian nation.
The event brought together more than 15 product distributors, displaying and selling different types of wines, salami, cheeses, chorizo, sausages, olives, artichokes and olive oil.
15 distributors took part in the event.
The activity was attended by the Spanish ambassador, José María Laviña, and the economic and commercial adviser of said diplomatic mission, Bernardo de Lizaur.
“The Chamber was founded in 1928 by visionary businessmen who followed the route of the business between Spain and Guatemala, that almost a century later still makes the difference and generates more and better commercial economic relations” between the two countries, said Rafael Briz, president of the aforementioned commercial entity.
Meanwhile, Ambassador Laviña emphasized that: “Spain is one of the three wine countries in the world, par excellence. We are the main producer by volume, we are the main exporter and it is a product that is increasingly present in the world”.
In recent years, the drink obtained from the fermentation of grape juice has gained ground among the chapines. According to the Chamber, “Guatemalans prefer red grape wines, by 75 percent, compared to white wines, by 23 percent.”