The exhibition, made up of illustrations by the artists Erre Gálvez, Paula Alenda and Miguel Calatayud, can be visited until November 15
Plaza de la Hispanidad, scene of the exhibition '3,000 years of Alicante wine culture'
Plaza de la Hispanidad, one of the busiest points for residents and tourists in Benidorm, has been since this Tuesday the scene of the travelling exhibition '3,000 years of Alicante wine culture', promoted by the Regulatory Council of the PDO Alicante and the Department of Historical and Cultural Heritage. Mayor Toni Pérez was in charge of opening this exhibition in the company of Juan José Reus, president of Alicante Wines Denomination of Origin; the Councilor for Historical and Cultural Heritage, Ana Pellicer; and the curator of the exhibition, Eladio Aniorte. All of them have encouraged the public to visit the exhibition, which can be visited in this location until November 15.
The exhibition is made up of twenty panels with illustrations made by the Alicante artists Erre Gálvez, Paula Alenda, and Miguel Calatayud, where there is “a historical tour to learn about the link between the province of Alicante and wine, stopping at the milestones most important aspects of this relationship that dates back three millennia,” explained the Heritage Councilor. Likewise, Pellicer highlighted that, in addition, "this exhibition brings the public closer to some of the native grape varieties in our province, such as Monastrell or Muscat, or a wine with as much history as Fondillon."
“Precisely, the objective was this, to make known and be a showcase of what the Alicante Wines Denomination of Origin is,” recognized the mayor of the city, who also considered that “this Plaza de la Hispanidad was the ideal place for this, because it is a space where locals and foreigners come together, and an unparalleled means for disseminating the bonanza of our Alicante wines, at a peak moment for our DO.” Toni Pérez defended the quality of the wines produced in our province, “an Alicante product that is already satisfying thousands of palates in our city but that also has to be a firm commitment to the entire restaurant value chain and the hospitality industry, from those who produce it and who make our wines have the quality they have to the final consumer.”
For his part, Juan José Reus thanked the City Council for making this urban space available to the Regulatory Council for this exhibition. “Consumers are increasingly asking for wines from Alicante. There is still a lot of work to be done, but we are at an excellent level to be able to compete with wines from other regions," said Reus, who considered that the arrival of the exhibition to Benidorm would also allow "many more people to know our designation of origin and increasingly keep our wines in mind when ordering them.”